Edmodo is a free social networking platform that teachers are using in the classroom to allow students to use a social networking site and still be secure and private. Now their are free accounts available to parents so they also can connect and watch their students learn to collaborate, connect and share their thoughts using blogs.
It is really exciting to see a recognition for the role of parents. This is a terrific way to demonstrate to parents the value of social networking for their children. Congratulations Edmodo.
I had to pleasure of interviewing Jeff O’Hara developer of Edmodo in January 2010. Jeff explains how to use Edmodo in the classroom. Link to Interview.