Saturday, 22 February 2014

Digital Debates - Observations - Issue 11


This is the latest edition of Digital Debates e-magazine. A round up of blog posts and articles from the web. This issue looks at pieces discussing and debating observations. The pieces included are presented in no particular order.

The purpose of this e-magazine is to spark discussion around key teaching and learning topics, not dictate a particular approach. Thank you to all the dedicated writers and teachers that have taken the time and trouble to write these pieces and help us all become better teachers.

 Edited by Sarah Findlater

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Educating With Edmodo - 8 Easy Steps To Set Up Edmodo In Your Classroom

This is the first post in a series on how to use Edmodo in the classroom.



Step 1 - Go to the www.edmodo.com and click 'I am a teacher'.

Step 2 - Fill in your name, email, a password, agree to Edmodo's terms and agreements and click 'sign up'.

Step 3 - Find your school details in Edmodo by typing in your school name and selecting your school.  If you are the first in your school to sign up your will have to fill in your school address.  

Step 4 - Create your Edmodo display name and add an image of your choice.

Step 5 - Select subjects that are relevant to your teaching area if you wish.  This will enable you as a teacher to connect with educators in similar contexts and teaching similar subjects if you wish.

Step 6 - You will be taken to your home page; it looks very much like a Facebook profile in terms of colour and layout.  You now need to set up a group.  Click 'create a group' on the left of the screen.  Enter the name of the class, what subject they study and the number of expected students.  

Step 7 - The group has now been created and a code has been generated for you to give to your students so that they sign up to the right group.

Step 8 - Students need internet access and should go to www.edmodo.com, click 'I am  student' and enter the code you have given them and their details.  If they already have a log in form another lesson then they should log in as usual and then select 'join a group' from the left hand menu where they will be asked to enter their code.  You will see the students names pop up on you class list in Edmodo as they sign up.  Your first Edmodo class has been formed.


Ta da!  You have lift off.


Next time I will be looking at how to use the note and alert tools in Edmodo with your classes.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Digital Debates - Plenaries - Issue 10



This is the latest edition of Digital Debates e-magazine. A round up of blog posts and articles from the web. This issue looks at pieces discussing and debating classroom seating. The pieces included are presented in no particular order.

 The purpose of this e-magazine is to spark discussion around key teaching and learning topics, not dictate a particular approach. Thank you to all the dedicated writers and teachers that have taken the time and trouble to write these pieces and help us all become better teachers.

 Edited by Sarah Findlater

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Digital Debates - Classroom Seating - Issue 9


This is the latest edition of Digital Debates e-magazine. A round up of blog posts and articles from the web. This issue looks at pieces discussing and debating classroom seating. The pieces included are presented in no particular order.

 The purpose of this e-magazine is to spark discussion around key teaching and learning topics, not dictate a particular approach. Thank you to all the dedicated writers and teachers that have taken the time and trouble to write these pieces and help us all become better teachers.

 Edited by Sarah Findlater