Have you ever had a moment in the middle of teaching where you come up with a very simple idea that is so helpful and you can’t believe it took you this long to think of it?
Earlier this week, I was writing on my smart board while my students were taking notes. It suddenly occurred to me that I could click a button to save what I wrote as a picture and post it on Edmodo.
What is Edmodo?
Edmodo is kind of like Facebook for education. I
use Edmodo in a few different ways. The teachers at my school are all part of an Edmodo group and all of our staff bulletins and discussion can happen on there. We are all required to check it at least twice a day. Our leadership team also has an Edmodo group where we can have important discussions between meetings.
Our Science/Social Studies/Project Based Learning teacher uses Edmodo during class in the computer lab so all of my 5th graders have Edmodo accounts. I created an Edmodo group for my 5th grade students.
Sometimes I post math videos from YouTube or links to BrainPop activities that can help them with their homework.
Edmodo is free.
When you sign in to Edmodo, you can see all your groups at once, like status updates from various people on Facebook.
|Screen Shot of My Math Edmodo Board|
Take a Picture of Your Interactive White Board Screen
I have an Eno Board. I’m sure that Smartboards and Promethean boards are slightly different. On my Eno Board there is a button that looks like a save button. I have it set up to save the screen as a photo. I just need to remember to click the button.
Here are a few pictures I took this week.
I admit my handwriting in the middle of teaching can use some work.
I can upload these pictures easily to Edmodo.