This year I have really been pushing the use of Edmodo both in and out of the classroom as a social networking tool. I began using it last year with a grade 5/6 class based on the advice of @mrpbps. This year it is being utilised across an entire Grade 3/4 unit of 180 students. In my professional development over the past 12 months or more, I have not met anybody using Edmodo with students at this young age. I would love to hear from any that are.
Many students are using it from home as a space to communicate with each other and their teachers. I will attempt to post an array of interesting things that have occurred on our Edmodo space thus far in 2010. Here is one nice little moment below. Early this term I was struck down with a nasty virus (as most teachers can relate to) and had numerous days stuck on the couch at home. I came back to school for a time, then was back home again. I just couldn’t shake it. This was a note posted as a ‘direct’ message to me from one of my grade 3 students while I was away.