Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Edmodo: How can it enhance language teaching and learning?
I would like to comment on the last assignment based on lesson planning (uploading it in Edmodo as teachers) and creating activities using web 2.0 tools.
To begin with, we were asked to create a "teacher platform" on Edmodo and plan a lesson taking into account the different web 2.0 we have been working with along these 2 weeks (or more) and the material (a reading text from a coursebook) given.
After having a look at the material we began thinking about HOW we can turn those activities proposed by the coursebook into a more motivating ones incorporating the web tools : Hot potatoes, Educaplay among others.
As we are not "techno- geeks" students, it took time to find a page that makes the activities we thought of. After we familiriazed with those web 2.0 tools, we uploaded the lesson in the "new" platform we created as TEACHERS/ CO- TEACHERS.
Finally, after so much effort we are satisfied with the "final product".
I think that a good and correct use of EDMODO will help teachers control the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.