Come "Edmodo" with me!
As part of an online course I am taking this year, I have to develop and conduct a short training opportunity, as a case study, about Edmodo and its features for education.
Since I myself am still newish to technology and have only this year really begun to embrace "the new way" in any real breadth/depth, I would like to focus on other more experienced "nervous"/Ludite teachers who have been teaching in a pre-21-C world for the bulk of their careers, and who may be feeling a bit anxious about jumping on board with technology, but who have decided -- for whatever reason -- to begin doing a little exploring.
Kind of a "I'm an old dog, how can I learn some new tricks?" type of thing.
The course will run for 4 weeks, and only internet access and email are required. Estimated time commitment would be 2-3 hours a week, for 4 weeks, but participants may put as much or as little time as they are interested or able to put in. The material can be completed anytime -- in line at the bank or the grocery store, after the kids are in bed, while hiding with your iPad in the washroom... You work at your pace whenever you can set aside a few minutes to work on it.
Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate and (if I can figure out the technology) an online badge to add to their profile.
I promise to make it fun, practical and engaging. And not overwhelming!! :) We will be co-learners, and see whether and how a tool like Edmodo (or tools like it) might help facilitate teaching and learning in our classrooms. Lots of personal feedback and supportive, professional networking will be available. Best of all, this course is FREE of charge!
If you or anyone you know is interested in this opportunity, please contact me by Sunday. I have a maximum of 8 spots available.