Edmodo Makes Creating a Blended Classroom Environment Simple
101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 70
Edmodo is an education platform that seeks to provide quality resources to classrooms. With this free resource, teachers can set up digital classrooms which can help improve communication with students and their parents outside of the classroom. Also, since Edmodo is available on any device, it allows for differentiated learning with project-based lessons because students can access their work and their group members anywhere and at any time. Additional features include the ability to accept homework online, track students’ grades, find lesson plan and activity ideas, and set up reminders or due dates on a shared calendar.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.