Teaching an elective subject in a small school district and make building a professional learning network difficult. Teachers using Edmodo are fortunate to have subject based communities that they can access for resources, suggestions and discussion regarding education in their content area. These communities are the perfect extension of anyones professional learning network.
The communities are built around content area and not grade level, so each community includes teachers from all age groups. Edmodo reaches across the country and into several different countries around the world. The diversity of teacher ideas within the content area is amazing. You can check in and look at the community activity any time you want: twice a day, once a week, once a semester – – it doesn’t matter. The community is there for you as you need it.
The greatest gift of the Edmodo community is the sharing of ideas, resources and content specific information. You can simply go to the community, post a question and within a day, have 15 responses from across the globe to try and help you out. Since the information comes from other Edmodo teachers, there is a huge focus on technology and how to make it work in all tech savvy environments (IPad, 1:1, mobile carts).