The Power of Edmodo

created by Bobby Brian Lewis

Just one student can change your Life.  One visually impaired student and Edmodo changed my teaching. I have been using Edmodo for several years but not until this year did I realize the power of Edmodo.   Why I chose Edmodo for my class and Armondo? Edmodo is a safe learning platform that allows for the integration of  multimedia tools, great for differentiated instruction, and one stop shop for my classes. I realized that most of my assignments posted on Edmodo were visual lessons with visual clues.

Armondo is a visually impaired student that is very independent. I gave Armondo the group code for my group (6th grade computers) on Edmodo.  He logged on with the help of his aid. I soon realized that I would have to change the way that I was teaching. Armondo was log in but I realized that most of my assignments posted on Edmodo were visual lessons with visual clues.  Edmodo would be the glue that would link us together.  I created a small group for him (small group name- Number One)  under the main group for my class.I posted videos and audio files for Armondo's assignments. I also was able to link his account to apps on Edmodo.  He submits his assignments in texts, videos, and audio files that is the beauty of Edmodo.  He loves music so our new project involves creating powerpoints with music embedded.  Armondo sends me questions and messages using Edmodo's  safe learning platform.  The first message I got from him was back in October. I replied back "What device are you using?" He said," the Edmodo app on his Ipad. "  We formed a teacher student bond using Edmodo. I expect and usually get a message from him every night about 8.  

Wow, technology is a great tool for education. I feel very blessed because Armondo requested to take my class again for the last nine weeks of this school year. Armondo and I are continuing to learn how to use Edmodo to help with his learning and my teaching.