Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Parents: Signing up for an account, part of Up and Running with Edmodo.
- Hello, this video was created for parents who have a child using the Edmodo platform at school. Staying involved and up-to-date with your child's education can be an important ingredient to your child's success at school. Edmodo is a social learning platform that allows the teacher to transform communication and collaboration in the classroom. Edmodo can be used to give assignments, quizzes, and deliver important notifications. It can be used to generate great discussions, show students' grades and progress, keep a class calendar, and create groups in which students can collaborate, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Edmodo's interface looks very similar to Facebook, but the Edmodo platform is much safer and more secure than other social media platforms, as it's intended for the use and education. Joining the particular group that your child is in, is restricted to students in the class, as they need the group code in order to enter. Students will have the ability to post messages to the whole group, and can send a direct message to the teacher, but they're not able to send direct messages to each other. All communication on the site is visible by the teacher.
As a parent, you can create a parent account. With a parent account, you can see your child's profile, you can see assignments, and comments that are made on their assignments, you can see direct messages that were sent to them by the teacher, you can see their planner or calendar, and the events that are on it, and you can see your child's new grades. I want to go over how you can create a parent account so that you can monitor your student's communication and progress. First, you need to navigate to www.edmodo.com, here you can choose to sign up for a student, teacher, or parent account.
We will choose parent. In order to sign up, you need to have your child's specific parent code. Note that each child has a unique parent code, so this isn't a code that you should share with other parents, as their child's is different. You can find this code on your student's account. This is a student's account that looks similar to your child's account. The parent code can be found on the left sidebar. You can also obtain this code from the teacher, but beside the teacher and your child, nobody else has access to your child's parent code.
In the sign up process, you need to first enter your child's parent code. Then you need to enter your relationship with the child, first name, last name, you're also required to an email address, and a password, and then we'll click, Sign Up for Free. Once inside, you will have access to see your child's progress and activity. At the top, you can always return to your homepage, you can click on the planner to see if they have any events planned, and you can also add a student.
If you have another child that is using Edmodo, you don't need to create another account, you can click on Add a Student, and then enter that child's particular parent code. I'm going to go back to the homepage, and there's a list of different icons here, that are right now really hard to see because there are no new notifications. However, this shows where you can see the assignments that are due, late assignments, grades, upcoming events and assignment comments. Edmodo is a wonderful platform that helps students learn important 21st century skills such as communication and collaboration, while improving their learning experience.
Using Edmodo is also a great way to learn about digital citizenship, and how to act responsibly in an online environment. If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to read more on the Edmodo website or talk to your student's teacher.
- Signing up for a teacher account
- Creating groups
- Communicating with notes and polls
- Collaborating with assignments, quizzes, and Edmodo Snapshot
- Storing resources in Edmodo's digital library
- Grading assignments
- Connecting with other educators and communities
- Purchasing apps
- Using Edmodo in flipped classrooms
- Using Edmodo as a student