When using tools like social networks with students at school, two main issues often arise. First, many schools block popular social networks such as Twitter and Facebook out of concern for potential inappropriate use. Second, social networks, while useful in connecting people, are not built around the specific needs of schools. Edmodo, however, hopes to change all that. Sometimes called the “Facebook of schools,” Edmodo is a private, safe, and free social network that has several features designed for teachers and students.
Here, library media specialist and tech consultant Jason Bedell how to get started with Edmodo in your classroom: