Edmodo is a digital shared space where the teacher can post links, ask questions and a variety of other functions for the students to use. I can post assignments in small groups and easily differentiate due to how Edmodo is set up. Edmodo like Kidblog are password protected and all the children started using these two apps this month on a daily basis.
Because the children can see each other's responses and reply to each other we went over guidelines, responsibilities and how each app works for several days. Each of the apps are also web based and can be accessed on a computer .
These guidelines are the same ones we use for Kidblog as well. Kidblog is similar to Edmodo in many ways but I do not post assignments, links etc. for the kids to use. I use Kidblog more as an alternative to the nightly handwritten read aloud responses. I hope to branch into other areas as more begin to blog at home.
I can easily monitor several students at a time as they post comments or responses to questions.This allows me the ability to provide prompt and meaningful feedback.