By Mark Winegar on Tue, 01/22/2013
“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” - Erma Bombeck
Edmodo is an online social learning network. It’s a bit like Facebook but secure! Teachers, students, and parents can connect, collaborate, and share content without worry. Teachers can post grades, assignments, and quizzes too but we are going to focus attention on sharing videos.
I recently posted about using the built-in Camera to create classroom videos.
Edmodo mobile hooks into Camera so you can easily create and share a video. See the camera button in the photo. Just click it and you are ready! Edmodo mobile is available for both the iPhone and iPad at the Apple App Store.
The picture was taken on an iPad 2.
This video demonstrates how to use Camera. It works essentially the same way regardless of how you start it. You choose between taking still photographs and shooting video then click once to begin. The built-in microphone works well in most situations as long as you don’t have too much background noise. I understand the iPhone 5 has a background noise reduction feature but I haven’t used it yet.
I prefer to save my videos on a Mac for greater flexibility. I will often email a video to myself as an attachment so I can store it on my computer, edit it, import it into a podcast, and/or just post it to multiple sites.
Watch the next video to see how Edmodo mobile works on an iPhone. You’ll see how to shoot videos and how to post links to videos. You can even link to videos made by others.
Youtube and TED are great sources of educational videos. Both have apps you can install from the App Store.
You can also use the Edmodo website to your post videos.
You’ll find this app useful whether you are a teacher posting video content for your class or a student posting a video assignment.