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2 Edmodo What is it? And Why?

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4 What is it? “Social Learning Platform” Social Networking Collaboration Communication Teacher Centered Resource station “Social Learning Platform” Social Networking Collaboration Communication Teacher Centered Resource station

5 Why do we need a “Social Learning Platform?”  Secure place to socialize with students and parents  Collaboration allows students who may need more time to develop thoughts and ideas a place to express themselves and still feel successful and connected  Teachers are more accessible to students and parents in a noninvasive environment  Teacher’s can control, monitor, facilitate and lead discussions  Multiple resources (documents, articles, videos, media clips) are always available  Secure place to socialize with students and parents  Collaboration allows students who may need more time to develop thoughts and ideas a place to express themselves and still feel successful and connected  Teachers are more accessible to students and parents in a noninvasive environment  Teacher’s can control, monitor, facilitate and lead discussions  Multiple resources (documents, articles, videos, media clips) are always available

6 Now, Why Edmodo?  Accessible to everyone (IOS, Androids, PC’s)  Easy to learn  Safe for children (Free of adverstisement  Multiple platforms (Discussions, media, interactive)  Parents can get involved in classroom discussions  Allows for participation assessments  It’s FREE!  Accessible to everyone (IOS, Androids, PC’s)  Easy to learn  Safe for children (Free of adverstisement  Multiple platforms (Discussions, media, interactive)  Parents can get involved in classroom discussions  Allows for participation assessments  It’s FREE!

7 Touring Edmodo

8 Edmodo from a teacher’s perspective  Allows students time to formulate and refine thoughts after a time period  Allows students to engage in discussion without putting them on the spot  Gives parents the opportunity to see what we are discussing and studying in class  Provides access to information, and others, that may help students at home  Gives the opportunity to see who is logging on and posting  Projects, timelines reminders, study tools all in one place  Allows students time to formulate and refine thoughts after a time period  Allows students to engage in discussion without putting them on the spot  Gives parents the opportunity to see what we are discussing and studying in class  Provides access to information, and others, that may help students at home  Gives the opportunity to see who is logging on and posting  Projects, timelines reminders, study tools all in one place

9 Edmodo from a Student’s Perspective  Allows me time to think and express thoughts  Submit homework when finished  Tools/help available  Communicate with teacher and other students as needed  Parents keep up with me/ask questions  Allows me time to think and express thoughts  Submit homework when finished  Tools/help available  Communicate with teacher and other students as needed  Parents keep up with me/ask questions

10 Edmodo from a Parents Perspective

11 The Research behind Edmodo  Safe and secure  Facilitates learning  Student/parent friendly  Real time Analytics  Gets ALL students involved  Safe and secure  Facilitates learning  Student/parent friendly  Real time Analytics  Gets ALL students involved

12 How it all started (timeline) Edmodo Timeline Nov-08Aug-10Mar-13 Edmodo is launched Goes mobile Purchases 1 aquistion Root 1 Nov-09Dec-10Aug-14 Moves from Chicago to the Silicon Valley Reaches 1 million users 36,718,914 users

13 Where Is Edmodo now? Dates 0 1 million 2 million 3 million Number of users

14 Who will help?  Key innovators-Teachers who already use collaboration in the classroom  Change agents/Early adopters-Teachers who use technology  Laggards-Teacher centered teachers, non technology users/social media  Key innovators-Teachers who already use collaboration in the classroom  Change agents/Early adopters-Teachers who use technology  Laggards-Teacher centered teachers, non technology users/social media

15 Change Agents and Adoption Plan Change Agent Students Parents Teachers already using collaboration and discussion Teachers using technology New teachers Adoption Plan Introduce to focus group students, teachers and parents Allow in class time Collect feedback Develop plan for implementation to critical mass (school wide) Provide support as implemented Continue to make changes and provide support as needed

16 Approach Decentralized approach  Develop implementation process  Collect data  Work out kinks  Gain support Decentralized approach  Develop implementation process  Collect data  Work out kinks  Gain support

17 Pros and Cons Pros FREE!!! Format familiar to students (Facebook) Allows for collaboration “think time” Tools/assignments always available Parent account Cons More work for teachers Parents might object to social media Another account/password Failure is an option

18 Champions  Consists of change agents  Students  Parents  Teachers  Consists of change agents  Students  Parents  Teachers

19 Why do we need Edmodo Every Child Whatever It Takes... Every Child Whatever It Takes...

20 References Empson, R. (2013, March 6). Now 18M Users Strong, Edmodo Makes Its First Acquisition In Root-1 To Become The App Market For Education | TechCrunch. Retrieved July 17, Singer, N. (2013, June 22). Data Security is a Classroom Worry Too. The New York Times. Retrieved July 1, 2014, from Borg, N. (n.d.). About Edmodo. Retrieved July 10, 2014, from https://www.edmodo.com/abouthttps://www.edmodo.com/about Picardo, J. (2008, September 19). Edmodo:What Students Think. Retrieved July 2, 2014, from Tomasinni, J. (2012). Edmodo Evolves Closer to In School Social Network. Education Week. Retrieved June 25, 2014, from Empson, R. (2013, March 6). Now 18M Users Strong, Edmodo Makes Its First Acquisition In Root-1 To Become The App Market For Education | TechCrunch. Retrieved July 17, Singer, N. (2013, June 22). Data Security is a Classroom Worry Too. The New York Times. Retrieved July 1, 2014, from Borg, N. (n.d.). About Edmodo. Retrieved July 10, 2014, from https://www.edmodo.com/abouthttps://www.edmodo.com/about Picardo, J. (2008, September 19). Edmodo:What Students Think. Retrieved July 2, 2014, from Tomasinni, J. (2012). Edmodo Evolves Closer to In School Social Network. Education Week. Retrieved June 25, 2014, from


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