This week, I wrote a research
paper on the benefits of Edmodo as a social media resource for classroom teachers who do not already have learning management systems like Moodle or Blackboard in place.
I LOVE EDMODO. So now you know my bias, right? In fact, many students at my school, Concordia High School, call me the “Queen of Edmodo”. I think that’s a fair label.
I would love to share with you 3000+ words on why Edmodo is awesome, and if you’d like to explore it yourself, here is a link to some helpful video tutorials that will get you ready for next year! But, my pedagogial post today is dedicated to a new Edmodo app (it’s free, just like Edmodo!) called Snapshot. Click here to check out the Edmodo Blog about Snapshot. I’m definitely saving that link to my Evernote! I’m also linking some promo videos on Snapshot that will give you a more creative idea of what the app is all about.
Snapshot is brand new and I haven’t integrated in my classes yet because we finished over two weeks ago! But, I’m definitely going to use it next year as I strive to align my lessons, assessments, and curriculum to the Common Core. I anticipate that I’ll really like two aspects: (1) data-driven assessments that I can track for formative lesson planning, and (2) students won’t feel threatened by some quick little assessments – they might even have some fun! Do any of you use Edmodo? Have you tried Snapshot?