I have just learnt how to use Edmodo. I have no classes yet but this summer I did a course run by one of the Ambassadors of Edmodo in Italy- they used Edmodo and it was really nice to work with other Italian teachers who shared their activities.Working on Edmodo was easy and I could enroll in just a few minutes as I had the account. I discovered some interesting activities which we can create online for our learners and which we can use while working in this learning enviroment with our students.
I think that I might try it this year as it is a safe environment and it is well-organized. Students and educators are supported, they have communities and can learn together.
I was invited to watch the conference they had planned to do in August and I did it, I tried to watch as many sessions as I could and it was really engaging and interesting.
Here you can find my reflections and what a lot of teachers shared in the conference.
1st August Edmodo Conference 2017- An opportunity for educators to share their experience with Edmodo
On 1st August I followed the conference online which they presented in live streaming and I appreciated the passion of the people who have made Edmodo one great community of learners and educators.
It was underlined that they had set up Edmodo having a mission: connecting learners and I think that they are doing this quite well.
There was a great introduction and all the speakers focussed on the importance of being connected and providing learning opportunities for everybody. Edmodo is user-friendly and it can also support the teachers who have to work with large classes. Edmodo offers a learning platform which can be assessed by learners, educators and families.
The experts and developers of Edmodo focussed on the new features for the new school year. You can see the video which I have embedded and which explains why we should try using it. Teachers can use it for working online in interactions and for testing students too!
Learners in the XXI century need to be able to be connected and work online, teachers can rely on quizzes and sharing materials and quizzes. This implies a revolution in teaching which is loved by the educators who shared their views.
The speakers were people like me and also experts in education
Edmodo and Personalized Learning
Why should we choose this Platform?
It was underlined by many speakers that we can focus on the learners and their learning.
Technology can really support us!!
Edmodo and Connecting Learners and Communities
Why Teachers love Edmodo
Teachers can save time
What Edmodo is offering for the New School Year
Assignments with Edmodo
Edmodo as a Virtual Learning Commons
Dealing with complexities in education
An Italian Ambassador : Lucia Bartolotti speaking about her experience
Lucia Bartolotti was a great speaker who presented the Italian community and what she had done for the teachers who were supported by providing translations and some important functions. She also underlined the importance of getting connected by using also mobile phones , which is a peculiarity of the Italian students. I have met Lucia only virually but I really loved listening to her speaking and showing how hard she must have worked to help develop the biggest community of teachers in Edmodo.
Teachers speaking and sharing their ideas about Edmodo
More Teachers discussed the issue of using Edmodo and what it can offer. I cannot but try to use it.
The recording has now been uploaded and I am going to check the speakers I could not see online.
Tweets Worth Sharing
#EdmodoCon17 Watch Lucia Bartolotti - One of our #Italian Ambassadors talk about #PLN ~ in 5 mins https://t.co/xlEZCZWkA1 #engagemore pic.twitter.com/bQ3F1ZRV5s— Edmodo (@edmodo) 1 agosto 2017
#EdmodoCon17 Sal Khan is @Edmodo is this real?— Edmodo (@edmodo) 1 agosto 2017
@khanacademy helps so many teachers make connections with students https://t.co/wMQ3llGqPn pic.twitter.com/Kaz7Hc92lk
#EdmodoCon17 Watch Resa Mai - Virtual Handshake: Growing Your PLN Near & Far - in 5 mins https://t.co/krqxPiEklO #PLN #engagemore pic.twitter.com/s1ZZ1wl5ex— Edmodo (@edmodo) 1 agosto 2017
Thanks to the speakers and I am looking forward to next year's Conference !