After learning about Canvas or Edmodo, create an assessment and have your students take the assessment. Write a reflection about your experience about creating and administering an assessment using either Canvas or Edmodo. For example: Was it a positive or negative experience? How did your students respond/perform using Canvas or Edmodo? Is it something you will continue to use? This is your chance to let us know what you thought about this type of tool being used for assessment purposes. Your reflection must be at least two paragraphs. Please include screenshots of what the assessment looked like on your end and/or the students end. Post your reflection to your ePortfolio, and provide the link on Canvas. A screen shot of your assessment should be included within the post.
Edmodo was very fun to learn! I think that having this tool available in the classroom would be an excellent way to connect with your students. It is great that the program can be used during whole group time or in a small group. I liked that the students were able to chat with one another in a monitored fashion and that they could see the quiz results in real time.
I did a short quiz that I had other teachers take. It was very quick to create and the fact that they can see the results and rate their feelings was awesome. I went in with a sixth grade teacher to view how this could be used in the classroom and we had great feedback from the students.
Not only did they complete the assigned quiz, we were able to explore the polling features. This was great and a quick way to have students respond. We also used this as an opportunity to teach Internet Safety and to discuss how important it is to be safe, not expose too much and to think before they post. It worked out great having the administrator account on the screen so the kids could see the results in live time.
Overall, my experience with Edmodo was great and I look forward to sharing this tool with teachers!