We are happy to announce that on May 31, 2018 we finally launched the New Shores class on Edmodo!
What is Edmodo?
Edmodo is a global education network that helps connect all teachers with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential. It works a little bit like a social media site with teachers being able to start discussions, posting pictures, uploading and sharing useful resources and exchanging information.
What is its purpose?
One of our main objectives in developing New Shores – a Game for Democracy was to activate both educators and youth, and to create space for a lively international dialogue. It wouldn’t have been possible without the game and its accompanying materials being easily accessible to people from all around the world. This is why we decided to make use of Edmodo platform and disseminate the results of our work as widely as possible.
How can access New Shores’ materials on Edmodo?
Edmodo’s classes function like a storage of all interesting text, visual and audio-visual materials. New Shores’ team has created actually 4 such classes in English, Polish, Slovak and Hungarian. They all share the same structure of a 9-step online course that will guide you through the New Shores workshop preparation, organization, moderation and conclusion. Each section contains useful texts and videos that will help you adapt the game to match your class and your preferred facilitation style. You don’t have to be an expert neither in IT nor in democracy to lead a successful game session with your learners. And what is more, you can do it completely for free because both registration to Edmodo and access to the game and its accompanying materials are free!
How do I start?
Decide what language class you want to join and follow the registration steps provided in one of the documents; in English, Polish, Slovak or Hungarian. Follow the 9-step course on Edmodo or at least download and read Moderator’s instructions (to learn how to log to the game’s panel and start a game) and the Workshop scenario (to find out how to turn the game into an exciting educational experience for your students) available in the section Full Materials to Download.
Use Edmodo’s Forum to share your impressions after the workshop or post photos of your student’s assignments (posters, projects, etc.) in the Call for Action section. You may also evaluate the whole course in the section Evaluation.
Is it still not enough?
Spread the word and invite new teachers to New Shores’ class. Let’s build a strong network of New Shores users to make education on democracy and sustainability more attractive to youth!