Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Edmodo Webinars for Parents & Teachers

Last week Edmodo, a service I've reviewed a few times since its launch,  introduced accounts for parents. This new option allows teachers to add parents to their Edmodo network in which the parents will be able to see what teachers post. It will also enable parents and teachers to exchange messages. You should note that parents will only be able to interact with the teacher and their children. Click here to read Edmodo's directions for creating parent accounts.

To help parents and teachers learn how to utilize the new parent accounts feature, Edmodo is hosting a series of instructional webinars beginning this Thursday, January 20th at 6pm.  From the Edmodo announcement here are the topics for the first webinar:

  • Create an account using the unique parent code provided by the teacher

  • Send a note to the teacher or their child

  • View Assignments and Due Dates

  • Share Content

  • Filter calendar views for multiple teachers and/or children in the family

  • Access Edmodo through the free mobile app

  • Applications for Education
    Edmodo is a great platform for communications between teachers and students, students and students, and now between teachers and parents. Edmodo allows you to post messages, files, and calendar dates important for your students' success in your courses.