What is edmodo doing for pupils?
It’s giving them access to a form of communication that they are familiar with, the social network. It is providing them with an opportunity and a safe forum to talk about work, with their peers and teachers. It is already allowing pupils to clarify tasks. Here is what two pupils had to say about how an Extended Learning Project group they joined on edmodo helped them gain clarity.
“This group has been useful because when ever we are stuck on the Extended Learning Project (ELP) we can just ask the ‘ELP group’, with the reassurance that someone will reply with an answer. It has also helped us communicate with people we wouldn’t normally talk to at school.”
“I have definitely found it useful if I need help I just ask on the edmodo ‘Superscreamer Group’ and someone replies.”
Pupils are accessing tailored quizzes generated by their own teachers and gaining instant results and feedback. They are being directed to relevant videos, websites and games based learning. Pupils are receiving detailed feedback for assignments, that is easy to access, enabling them to improve their work in their own time. This is ideal for pupils who don’t want to broadcast their efforts.
Pupils are asking specific questions of their teachers as they prepare for Year 11 exams;