By Mark Winegar on Thu, 09/06/2012
Edmodo mobile puts a secure social network for teachers and students on your iPhone!
Edmodo is not an open social networking site where kids hang out and meet strangers. No.
Its a social networking site where they go to connect with their teachers and classmates. Its a place where they study, watch educational videos, and work on their assignments under the care of their teachers.
This is the kind of social network you want them to belong to!
It may not have all the bells and whistles of the fancy Learning Management Systems used by colleges and universities but it has all the essentials and it is free!
No worries! Edmodo has the financial backing of Benchmark Capital, Learn Capital, Greylock Partners, Union Square Ventures, and the National Education Association so it isn't going to burst like the "Internet bubble".
Edmodo has unique features too! Teachers can make Connections with peers and receive real time recommendations on resources. They can also achieve Deeper Insights into what their students think. As a teacher I appreciate the ability to share ideas with peers on other campuses!
As they say, “Edmodo is transforming the way that teachers and students connect, engage and learn both inside and outside the classroom. “ And now they are using smartphones to connect learners on the move!
Teachers, if you aren't using this now you ought to give it some serious thought. You can explore at the official edmodo website.
Edmodo mobile version 3.5 is now available at the iTunes App Store and sports a 4+ rating. It only needs 8.4MB of memory and its free.
Watch my edmodo: singing up! podcast for a closer look.