lunes, 10 de agosto de 2015
Using Edmodo: tangible success in the classroom.
Before using Edmodo, I used to send individual emails to families once a week (Saturday mornings) but I finished it quite tired in the sense that the information was not so accurate, that is, I would have wished to send the information when it happened, and not a few days later. Thanks to Edmodo, parents have the information before their kids get back home. It's amazing!
The consequences for this were a lot of positive feedbacks from families who thanked me for this iniative and from students as well, because they could contact me or ask me any questions on a Saturday afternoon, as quickly as they send a Whatsapp!
Since then, everything has changed possitively!
1. Students learn using their skills and I get the most of it because they have grown up with it.
2. Families and less worried and have a look to their Edmodo app as well as their Facebook profile: it's become part of their informative source.
3. The idea of school has changed too: No walls for learning. The mobile learning is a reality and districts, schools, administrators, teachers... should do our best to integrate digital resources in our lessons to enhance our students' digital skills. We should not forget that being a digital native doesn't turn our students into digitally-skilled learners. Technology is part of the learning process and not "the" process.