Aloha Parents and Students,
Thank-you to those who have gotten on our Edmodo 4th-6th grade PE page this past weekend. I have many goals this school year, of which developing a safe and supportive learning environment where students find joy and growth in play activities, networking, communication, and collaboration outside of class. PE is about what you do outside of class as a lifestyle learner. The things I teach them in class will apply to their life-long learning outside in the real world.
After the new year, I'm requiring that all students use the educational websites www.Edmodo.com. and www.mrwilliamsonpe.com. We will use these websites to create a virtual classroom in which students will receive and submit assignments, take polls and quizzes, and access the teacher library for additional resources.
In Edmodo, Parents are also able to create an account linked to their child's account to keep up with student progress. The website can be accessed online and by downloading the Edmodo App on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. Students are encouraged to utilize devices provided by the school during appropriate school hours should they not have regular access to a personal device.
How to Sign Up as a Student:
Obtain a 6-digit Group Code from your teacher (PE Group Code: a9cc8d)
Visit www.edmodo.com and select the "I'm a Student" button.
Fill out the registration form with the Group Code, a unique username, and password. An email address is not required to sign up for a Student Account.
Select the "Sign up" button to complete the sign up process. You will then see the Group your teacher created in the left side panel of your account.
Note: You only need one Student Account to join all your Groups!
Please ensure that your child notes down his/her username and password in a secure place, and eventually memorizes it, if possible. Please note that students should indicate their first and last name in required fields, as this will be their main identifier to me.
Please assist your child in signing up by this date: Monday, January 6th, 2014
After your child has created a Student Account, you can sign up as a parent (optional). Once you create your Parent Account, you are automatically observing any Group/class that your child is part of on his/her account. Any Group/class your child joins in the future will be added to your Parent Account as well. You only need one account, even if you have multiple children.
How to Sign Up as a Parent:
Obtain the unique 6-digit Parent Code from your child's account (this is not the same as your child's Group Codes).
The Parent Code is attached to your child's account. You can get this the following ways:
Your child's Edmodo Homepage: the Parent Code is located on the bottom of the left side panel.
Your child's teacher can provide you with the Parent Code.
After you have the parent code, go to www.edmodo.com (currently, you cannot create your Account on the mobile or iPad Edmodo app).
Click "I'm a Parent" and fill in the necessary information and Parent Code.
Note: Each child has a different Parent Code. You do not have to share a Parent Account with another parent, relative, or guardian. Multiple Parent Accounts can be set up for one student. Simply use the same Parent Code found on the student's account to create a second Parent Account (must have a different email address).
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the usage of these educational websites. Thank you so much for your support as we create more: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships within our 21st Century Learning environment.
Aloha, Mr. Williamson