Presentation on theme: "A Guide to Getting Started"— Presentation transcript:
1 A Guide to Getting Started Edmodo:A Guide to Getting StartedBCPS – Department of Digital Learning
2 What is Edmodo?Free social learning network for teachers, students, schools and districtsSafe and easy way to connectExchange ideasShare contentAccess homework, grades and school notices.District and school subdomains give flexible suite of toolsMonitor usageManage usersCommunicate across district
3 Secure Platform Ensures Student Safety and Privacy Closed environmentNo private information required from studentsStudents join classes by the invitation of their teacher onlyAll communications are archivedTeacher has full management controlSub domains allow district administrators greater control
4 BCPS Rules for use of telecommunications Employee policy: See Instructional Responsibilities starting at the bottom of page 3, particularly C which refers to student passwords.Student policy: See section B on page 3Technology Acceptable Use Policy (TAUP) for Employees and Approved Non-EmployeesTechnology Acceptable Use Policy (TAUP) for Students
5 https://bcps.edmodo.com/ Create Your Account – You will need your school code!
6 Teacher Landing PageStore unlimited content for easy re-use and sharingFill out profilePollAssignmentPost assignments, reminders, polls, or discussion questionsEncourage collaboration and participation in classroom discussionsCreate Groups for Classes and Clubs
7 Update Your Account Settings Upload a photo or select an icon from our listand text notifications are global for all groups. You can customize notifications for each group.Choose your privacy settingsCustomize or text notificationChange your school
8 qrfpx4 Join a Group 1. Select + on Groups menu 2. Select Join New Teacher Edmodo Training qrfpx43. Enter Group Codeqrfpx4
9 4. Distribute code to group members Create a Group1. Select + on Groups menu2. Select Create4. Distribute code to group members3. Complete group info
10 Manage Groups Organize shared resources in folders View grades, reset passwords and set students to “read only”Create small groups within your groups
11 Student Sign-Up Student must have group code to register Check with student to see if they already have an account.Students are NOT required to give addressStudents should sign up with their AD username and external password
12 Best Practices for Safe Social Networking Encourage students to create their own accounts to ensure password safetyAfter all students join your group, lock the group code to prevent others from joiningMonitor group membership to ensure only students in your group have joinedEducate students on proper online etiquetteUse “Read-Only” or “Moderate” status to curb inappropriate behaviorAlways log in through the BCPS subdomainUse BCPS AD username and external password
13 Student ViewStudents receive notifications for new grades, new assignments, alerts or repliesUnlimited storage for documents, videos and other resourcesStorage for students is “backpack” instead of library.Students can only join groups, they cannot create themStudents can only send messages to the entire group or directly to the teacher
14 Parent Sign-up Parent must have parent code to register. Parents can retrieve parent codes from their child’s Edmodo account.
15 Teachers can send parents messages. Parent ViewParents can have multiple students under one account.Parents only see their own child’s updates.Parents have a dashboard view of all of their child’s assignments, grades and calendar noticesTeachers can send parents messages.
16 Edmodo Library Upload, store and edit content to your personal library Organize library into folders and share files and folders with groupsUnlimited Storage,accessible anywhere!
17 Post a Message Select to post a note, alert, assignment, quiz or poll Send a message to a group, or post direct messages to specific students or teacher connectionsPost message immediately or send out at a scheduled time.Embed videos, attach files, link to websites or point to documents from your Edmodo Library collection
18 View and grade assignments as students turn them in Create an AssignmentClick “Load Assignment” to easily pull up a previously given assignmentView and grade assignments as students turn them in
19 Grading AssignmentsStudents can attach documents, links or embed video.Teachers can annotate assignments.Teachers can grade assignments using points and/or use “stickers.”Comments allow you to provide feedback on assignments and students are notified immediately. Students can also comment back and a permanent record is kept for reference.
20 Select to create a new quiz or load a previously created one Create a QuizSelect to create a new quiz or load a previously created oneChoose from multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer, or matching questionsAdd a quiz title, instructions, time limit and choose whether you’d like to allow students to view results immediately.
21 Planner Filter by group or view all Add class events, school events or view scheduled assignments
22 Mobile AccessGet updates and notifications on the go with the mobile app.Available for iOS and Android devices.Access Edmodo on any mobile browser at m.edmodo.com
23 Training and Support Resources View an Edmodo WebinarExplore resources in the Help CenterFollow the Edmodo Support Community123
24 View number of correct responses by question Grading QuizzesView number of correct responses by questionSelect individual students to view their responses, and grade short answer questions
25 Export option allows you to transfer grades to another program Gradebook/ProgressExport option allows you to transfer grades to another programManually add grades for other assignments.Scores are updated automatically after each assignment is graded and recorded