Monday, August 27, 2012

Made 4 Math - Class Website

It's time again for #Made4Math Monday!

This week I'm sharing my class website. In the past, I have actually had my own website with files, etc, but this year, I'm going to use Edmodo.

I've had an Edmodo account for a few years, but at the time I created an account, I just didn't care too much for it. Last year, several of the teachers at school were using it, but for some reason, it just didn't call my attention.

Until this past Saturday night... I had grown dissatisfied with my own class website, so I was honestly thinking of creating a class blog using Blogger, but I would have had to have it attached to a different gmail account because I don't use my real name on this blog. That would make the blogging platform less user friendly and I would be less likely to keep up with it.

I knew I wanted something similar to a blog that I could easily post on a daily basis. I have a homebound student for the first quarter, so I definitely wanted something where I could take photos of my notebook and upload them. What I was using in previous years was not a daily blogging type platform and I was irritated with the Blogger profile issue, so I turned to Edmodo and decided just to play. I created a class, make posts, assignments, quizzes, uploaded files, uploaded photos, anything that I could think of to try. I had hubby create a student account so I could see what the students saw and he was impressed with the ease of use. Honestly, that's what sold me on it. Hubs is a computer/website application programmer and if he's impressed by something, that indicates to me that I should definitely give it a shot!

So, on Sunday morning, I sit down to delete out my playtime fun from the night before and start to create my Edmodo website. I pretty much had the entire site up and running in about 1.5 hours, complete with daily photos of my notebook that I snapped with my phone and uploaded! Tomorrow I will share the Edmodo directions with the students and off we will go...

So there ya have it... my #Made4Math project of the week :)


Nutter Buttersmith said...

Great job!!!

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea with snapping a picture of your notebook (or a student's notes) with your phone and post it online! I have been saving smartboard files, but not everything I do is on the smartboard. Thanks!