Create your own site and/or collaborate with a teacher on www.edmodo.com. It's fast, easy, and it excites kids about learning! What's not to love? The web site itself says, "learn how in five minutes" and it's really true. I recently had a Social Studies teacher ask me about something fresh and new for his class. My answer? Edmodo! I had recently been browsing the AASL web site for ideas for myself. The students I have used it with are so excited to use it that they were through my assignment sheet in 15 minutes. At the end of the day I added two polls to ask them what they thought and I could see that kids had gotten on the site overnight. Not a single negative comment was written.
As with all social learning networks, the teacher has to closely monitor posts made by students.
Picture 1: www.blog.edmodo.com
Picture 2: www.classcommunication.wikispaces.com