Pedagogue is a social media network where educators can learn and grow. It’s a safe space where they can share advice, strategies, tools, hacks, resources, etc., and work together to improve their teaching skills and the academic performance of the students in their charge.
We envision Pedagogue as being a way to continually question, reevaluate, refine, and sharpen the pedagogical and leadership skills of educators all over the world. Think of it as an action research project that never ends. At Pedagogue, we use the wisdom of the crowd to help everyone grow, without the distractions of general social media sites.
All you have to do is register for a free account and start participating in the community. Our platform is intuitive, and it only takes most people a couple of minutes to learn how to navigate it. You will find the features and functions comparable to other social media sites, which makes using Pedagogue a breeze.
So how do we define the term educator? An educator is anyone who is responsible for the education of another. This includes PreK-12 teachers, college professors, education administrators, corporate trainers, parents, mentors, athletic coaches, etc. Again, anyone who is responsible for the education of another. By this definition, everyone will be an educator at some point in their lives, and this is the place where you can come to hone your skills.
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Are you ready to begin your journey?
After you register, you are automatically logged into your account and redirected to your profile page. You do not have to wait for an account activation email.
How to Start Participating
After you have registered, here are some things you can do to get your feet wet and become familiar with the site. Hyperlinks are live.
Start by completing your profile. It only takes about 5 minutes to do.
Watch our tutorials. The videos above are just a sampling of the tutorial videos that we have created for the site. Visit the following YouTube playlist, entitled Pedagogue to watch all of tutorials.
Make your first status update. Go ahead and get your first status update out of the way.
Connect with other users. Search our member’s section to find educators with similar interests. Send friend requests to at least ten people.
Invite your colleagues to join. Do you have any colleagues that you think would benefit from using this site? If so, please invite them to join us.
Start a group or classroom. It only takes a few moments to create your group devoted to an education-related topic or area. Groups are great for team collaboration and discussion. Use this section to collaborate with colleagues, as class space for assignment distribution or discussion, or as a space for small group assignments and collaboration. Watch the demo video above to learn how to quickly develop your own stream-based classroom.
Join one of our groups. Consider joining one of our groups, which are meant to help educators and parents learn new concepts, ideas, theories, etc. In these groups, we frequently share education resources and host discussions.
Create a Poll. Create a multiple-choice poll for a variety of purposes. Can be used to deliver a survey to your group members, or to check for student understanding in your virtual classroom. Click here to see how it works.
Send messages. It’s easy for educators to send messages to each other through Pedagogue. Like other social media sites, you can use it as another layer of communication
Share educational resources. Post about apps, tools, and resources that will help other educators better serve the students they teach.
Share research studies. Are you an education researcher that just published a new research study? Why not disseminate it via the largest social media network for educators?
Share multimedia. With the ability to post videos, photos, and more, you can share multimedia content easily.
Publish an op ed or article. Educators can publish op eds or articles on our site at anytime. Click here to view our publishing guidelines and a demo video. Our blog features the latest news, advice, strategies, tools, hacks, and resources for educators, students, and parents.
Stay active. Try to participate on our site as much as possible. This keeps the conversation going, 24/7.
Ask for feedback on assignments and activities. If you’re not sure of a new assignment or activity that you’d like to introduce in your classroom, ask your colleagues on Pedagogue for advice.