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. Our app also gives educators the power to create, share and reuse interactive learning experiences and assessments while leveraging over 30 learning content templates.
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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We made an update to our registration process. In the video “Pedagogue Demo,” after you register, you are automatically logged in and do not have to wait for an account activation email. We have now changed this process because of security concerns and the possibility of spam accounts.
Now, when you register for an account, the site displays a message asking you to “activate your account via the email we have just sent to your address.” After you do this you will be all set up and can log into your account. If you do not receive your email within 5 minutes, please check your spam folder.
Some people won’t receive an email, not because it was not sent, but because their email provider has blocked emails from Godaddy servers. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes and have checked your spam folder, email us at advocatefored@gmail, and please provide your username.
We will manually activate your account and let you know when this has been done. Then you will be able to log into your account. We do apologize for this; every membership site has this issue.
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.
Create interactive learning experiences for your students. When we started building the lesson delivery portion of Pedagogue, we knew that we wanted to allow educators to create interactive learning experiences, instead of the status quo. I am proud to say we were able to make this happen. Pedagogue gives educators the power to create, share and reuse interactive learning experiences and assessments while leveraging over 30 learning content templates. Watch the demo video above to find out how to create, share and reuse interactive learning experiences on Pedagogue. Visit the following page to find descriptions of the learning content templates that we offer.
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.