Edmodo is simple to use and very user friendly. You will need to set up an account (see your tech administrator for your school’s group code), create classes, and have your students sign up using each class’s unique group code, prior to using Edmodo effectively.
Once your classes are created, you will have a fantastic, engaging way to communicate with students, assign homework/extra credit, and give practice test and quizzes. Each assignment is user created and customizable to fit your classrooms personality! You will need to explore the site and find out what applications work best for your students. A big plus: you can collaborate with other teachers at your school, in the district or state-to-state!
Weebly is a free, drag and drop website builder. It makes it incredibly simple to create a powerful, professional website without any technical skills required. Content elements (like text, photos, maps, and videos) are added to your website by simply dragging & dropping them into place. Text is edited just like it is in a word processor. To truly understand the ease of use, just head to www.Weebly.com and start building a page!
Note: This is not SCPS approved. There are multiple FREE website builders that do not fall under the current AUP (which is being revised).
Weebly has a great deal of uses such as:
· Create a class website for students and parents
· Post instructions for assignments
· Post weekly agenda and homework
· Building a classroom blog for your students
· Having your students create websites for various topics/concepts
· Student created blogs and digital portfolios
Our students text all of the time! Remind101 is a free, text messaging service that your students can subscribe to, allowing you to send them friendly reminders. There is no transfer of your personal contact information; just a simple and safe way to send text messages to individual students, groups of students, or whole classes from a simple web-based dock (or app).
Students and parents in each class subscribe with a specific code and you can send a message to any and all of your classes!
Students will NEVER know your phone number! Students cannot reply to any messages you send!