Using edmodo as your Personal Learning Network
  • A personal learning network is an informal learning network that consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from in a personal learning environment. In a PLN, a person makes a connection with another person with the specific intent that some type of learning will occur because of that connection ("Personal learning network," 2012). 
What My PLN Means to Me #whynetworksmatter

Creating a PLN: Part I (Edmodo)



Why would I use it?
Important to connect, communicate, and collaborate with teachers outside of school or district
  • even if your school doesn't use edmodo - you still can!
  • it's free, easy to use, and provides innumerable resources and interactions to focus your professional development
  • you can lead the way towards integration in your school and district

Learning anywhere, anytime, with anyone

  • extend your learning outside of the regular school day/year
  • connect with others locally and globally (create globally connected classroom through new contacts)
  • mobile apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad have built-in Bump functionality to allow instant connections

A few ways to use edmodo - the options are endless!
  • ongoing and summer professional development
    • connect with others
    • attend webinars and online courses
  • book clubs
  • new teacher support groups
  • leadership training
  • become an edmodo certified trainer and teach others how to use edmodo effectively

How can I use it?

On your home page you have access to Groups and Communities

Communities

Subject/Content
  • you can follow Subject (i.e. Math, World Languages) and Content (i.e. Computer Tech, College Readiness) communities
    • within each subject and content you can focus your learning on specific grade levels or topics
  • comprehensive edmodo Professional Development community
  • you can access content, post thoughts, and connect with teachers
    • to post in a community you first have to request posting rights

Publisher
  • you can browse follow Publisher communities
    • access digital content to support classroom instruction
    • over 100 resource communities
Groups

Join
  • join groups that are tailored to your professional development interests
  • conferences, like TIE Colorado, are connected through edmodo
    • they provide group codes on their website to connect with presenters and access their resources and materials
  • each group has shared folders that you can access and save content to your personal folders

Create
  • create your own professional development group with teachers in your community, across schools and districts, or globally -
    the possibilities are endless!