I was exploring the Memiary website earlier today and got thinking about how Edmodo could be used in a similar way by the children in a class to collaborate to create a online, daily diary of their learning.
It's extremely easy to set up - all you have to do is remember to post a message your class group each day for the children to reply to.
In this example, I've asked the question 'What did you learn today?' and the children could respond with what:
- learning objectives they have met;
- new aspects of topics they have learnt;
- targets they have achieved;
- discoveries they have made.
To encourage them to write a reply each day, you could perhaps reward them with a badge if they do it every day in a week.
Over time, these replies would gradually build up to create a large collection of their memories. To help keep them organised, each message could be 'tagged' so that each of the diary posts could be filtered out from the 'everything' stream. This tag could be shared with your groups too - if you send each day's diary question out to several groups separately you would see all the posts under this tag whilst the children in each group would only see the posts sent to their group.
At the end of each week/month/term/year, you could look back on these memories with your children and review what they have: learnt, achieved and remembered. This could even be used to assess their ability to accurately recall knowledge and understanding of topics or to refresh their skills relating to particular concepts.
What a great way for children to keep track of their learning experiences!