A long while ago, I talked about Edmodo - an educational website that takes the ideas of a social network and reﬁnes them and makes them appropriate for a classroom. If you have not heard about it, I invite you to read about its benefits and how I use it in my classroom. (Edmodo at AdVENTURE).
What you might not know is that they recently came up with the idea of Edmodo Spotlight, a place where teachers have come together to share, collect and discover resources. I know what you are thinking, "There are lots of sites where you can find lessons or ideas" or "I can find what I need on ____". While this is true, Spotlight is different in that it can become your one place not only for inspiration, but also the place to find that quick sub plan, or discover new tools. Teachers from all over the world are adding content daily, and if you are like me, you will always look for ways to "make that lesson better". Edmodo Spotlight can help you do just that!
Let me give you some examples. In the past month on Edmodo Spotlight I:
- Learned how to AppSmash with Tackk, and paired that with Tackk and Google Forms to create interactive assignments for my students.
- Discovered NRICH and developed Wizer.Me sheets to reinforce the material.
- Found 73 ways to use Thinglink in my classroom
- Invited my students interact with FuseSchool videos holding them accountable by pairing them up with EdPuzzle
- Taught Physical and Chemical Weathering
- Revamped my own EcoHouse Project by adding elements from A Household of the Future
- I uploaded several of my own resources to grow the Spotlight Collection.
Would I have been able to do all of this without Edmodo Spotlight? Maybe, but Spotlight made it so much easier!
To access Edmodo Spotlight, simply log on to your Edmodo account, then click on the spotlight (top right), and click on "Check it out":