Saturday, August 1, 2009

Edmodo Makes Enhancements - Launches v3.0

Edmodo is a microblogging service designed specifically for educational use. Edmodo has been written about twice in the past on Free Technology for Teachers and you can read those posts here and here. The best way to learn about Edmodo is to watch the video embedded at the end of this post. Edmodo has recently announced the launch of version 3.o. Version 3.0 includes real-time updates and threaded replies. These two enhancements will make Edmodo a better product for conducting private, online discussions with between students and teachers.

Applications for Education
Edmodo could be used for a wide variety of tasks and lessons. Creating an Edmodo group could be a handy way to remind students of assignments and tasks they need to complete. It could also be a forum for open discussion in an online course setting. In a one-to-one computing environment you could post a story starter and have each student add a sentence or paragraph to create a collaboratively written story.