Can you use social networking in school? Use Edmodo!


Want to bring Edmodo into your classroom? Check out my Yahoo Voices article on Using Social Networking in the Classroom

Feel free to utlize any of the videos below when you are first setting up your class, managing student accounts or contacting your students. You can download the actual videos below, or you can watch them in a streaming fashion through the Embedr playlist.


edmodo tutorial-create and manage student accounts 

 Use this video in order to first create your student accounts on Edmodo, or in case you need to manage them if a student loses their login information



edmodo tutorial-how to add an rss feed to your class 

Use this tutorial if you would like to add an RSS feed to your class such as from a blog, educational site or video channel so that you don’t have to do too much work to inform your students 



edmodo tutorial – how to adjust your profile settings and receive notifications 

Use this edmodo tutorial if you want to adjust your profile image (avatar) along with how do you want you and your students to receive notifications: through email or on their cell phone (NOTE ONLY USE THAT OPTION IF YOUR STUDENTS HAVE UNLIMITED TEXTING) You can also adjust/create a public profile to communicate with other teachers



edmodo tutorial – how to create and grade assignments 

Use this edmodo tutorial to help you create your first assignment or learn how to load one from your library if you made a previous assignment. I also guide you through the process of how your student completes the assignment and how easy it is for you to grade it and store their grades



edmodo tutorial – how to navigate through your site 

Use this edmodo tutorial if you are getting lost with all of the features and images on your home page. I show you which links to click on to help you sort through all of the posts and how you can update your public profile 



edmodo tutorial – how to send files and links 

Use this edmodo tutorial so that you can send files such as images, Office documents or audio files to your students. I also show how to send a link to a web site, and the differences between sending video url/embed codes from You Tube and School Tube



edmodo tutorial – how to send notes, alerts and polls 

Use this edmodo tutorial to utilize some of the easiest ways to connect and get feedback from your student. The three most common used features are note (send a message to a student/class); alert (an immediate notification) or a poll to conduct quick and easy assessment


For more Teacher Resources, you can check out the official page on Edmodo for Teachers


If you really liked Edmodo, be sure to check out the lens that I created on technology writing  on Squidoo and other web 2.0 and open source software programs that you can use in your classroom to connect with your students through distance learning.

Can you use a cell phone as a digital storytelling device


Using Yodio in Your Classroom to Record Cell Phone Narrations and Create Embeddable Movies

In another article of cell phones in the classroom, in hopes of finding engaging projects with my students, I was informed about a web site called Yodio. With Yodio, you can register your cell phone with their
site to record narrations. Those narrations can then be attached to images in the form of an embeddable movie called a Yodio. By pairing up the audio with the still image, you can also create transitions in between the “tracks” and then publish the film on the Yodio site so that the world can see.

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Don’t forget to check out my YouTube playlist on using Yodio