The year is over but the communication hasn't stopped.
Though I don't fully embrace social media I have been using Edmodo for 5 of my 5 years of teaching. As it has evolved so has my use of it. My first year I only used it to publish links and reading assignments for the computers. Every time we restarted a computer it went to default and so I lost all shortcuts.
By my second year I was using it for posting assignments.
Two years ago I dove into pen pals and partnered with groups around the U.S. We were less than impressed with others dedication and had our best group partnership with an Australian School!
Now we use Edmodo for multiple projects, we attached finished work and we communicate daily.
Every day (of the last two) I have had students posting on the site since we were out on Summer break. I am posting work too so the students can see all the variety of things I am learning and sharing with them.
The most common question this month:
TELL ME the baby's name Mr. H? I won't tell anyone else.
My wife is pregnant with our first child and the students are invested in our relationship. They want updates so they can find out the name. No one knows it but us. I feel like if you aren't building a relationship where they ask about your family then it is not a true relationship!
I am a 2nd Grade teacher with years of experience in digital editing and film. I have a 2nd Degree Black Belt, am a professional wedding photographer, and instruct fine art painting classes.