Take a serious look at Edmettle

Take a serious look at Edmettle (@edmettle). It is a newly created safe, educational platform to simulate real world skills in social media and feedback. Like Twiducate, it is designed with safety in mind. I confess I haven’t signed up for my look around yet because this year’s start up has been a little more complicated than usual. I plan to sign up so I can see what Edmettle does and then decide whether to shift my students from Twiducate to Edmettle. Brian Aspinall is the very competent, technology oriented teacher who invented Twiducate and that has been a very safe, popular addition to my classes over the last few years. Edmettle takes it up a level and will be worth investigating because Brian Aspinall is a teacher. He knows what we need. We need ways of connecting safely with students in an online environment and we need to build in that feedback loop which is part and parcel of working in an online environment. You can take the Edmettle tour and meet Brian on this video. The one above explores his rationale in a very creative way. Do students value things like this? Yes. I got my 30 year 9s to log into their Twiducate class yesterday. Not a single student was loath to do it or tardy in achieving their log in. They had no sooner logged in than they were writing “Bonjour” and greeting each other. “Can we write to each other?” “Can you please put up what you want us to do?” We did the avatars and bios first and then I put up what I wanted them to do. 6 sentences to introduce themselves in French. In was so quickly achieved and finished we had time to go onto our French learning site. Students didn’t even mind when I made them correct their spelling. I had rainbow text, colourful text… they were so animated and enthusiastic. They loved seeing themselves on the board. So, seriously, go and take a look at Edmettle . Promise to do it myself too , and when I have, I’ll be back here blogging about it.

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  1. […] is any good for learning or not unless they try it out and tell me what they think. I usually use Edmettle to get the feedback. Meanwhile, I shall keep […]

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