Monday, 20 May 2013

Edmodo - A Great Way to Share.

It's been a chaotic year so far, and with horror I realised that I have not updated this blog this year! How did that happen and where has the year gone!?

Anyway, let's get to it!  Last year I participated in a SchoolNet Webinar about using Edmodo which I have been using for a while with a couple of classes internally.

However, this year we have taken the step of using it with a class in Sydney, Australia. If you are not familiar with Edmodo, have a look at their site, and give it a try - you won't be disappointed and neither will your class. The opportunity for collaboration and discussion is huge!
Looking like Facebook is an added attraction to the learners.

We were involved in the Flat Rosie Project with their Grade 2's last year, and this term we decided to work together with our Grade 6 classes to discuss democracy, strengths, weakness and issues facing each of our countries.

We began by making Voki's where each child recorded a little about themselves and then they uploaded them to Edmodo. They had an opportunity to chat to one another within Edmodo to find out who they had things in common with, and leave them comments.

Their Grade 6 teacher has began the conversation and currently we are discussing what the problems are in our countries, and we are finding that we have similar concerns.

I am enjoying watching my children's enthusiasm as the project unfolds and look forward to seeing how it will play out. At the end of the term, I hope to have a Skype Video Call with their class where we can "meet"our friends face-to-face and enjoy chatting there.

Will keep you posted!

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