It is no longer news that virtual online classes is the way to go.
Due to the pandemic that quickly led to the shutdown of all schools and other institutions, students have found themselves stuck at home without their regular studies to help them to keep on learning.
However, in an exciting development, the Federal Ministry of Education in partnership with Skool Media Limited, devised a way for students to attend classes while still at home.
The students access the learning network via an app called Edmodo, they can view their classes, lessons, and assignments on the app.
Currently, there are over 20,000 students registered on the Edmodo app.
It is a third-party learning platform that helps schools and teachers to set up an online classroom easily for their students.
Edmodo is world-class, it is only fitting that it was chosen by Edufirst to serve as the platform for its online classes.
The classes are for secondary school students from JSS 1 to SSS 3.
So, you will find JSS1 class, JSS2 class, SSS1 science, SSS3 art, SSS2 social and so on. On average, each class has about 2,000 participants.
To join virtual online classes, one has to first register with the Edmodo app by providing their name and email, and choosing a username, they could register either as a parent or a student.
Once you sign up, you will need a ‘class code’ to join a particular class.
It is in some ways similar to joining a Zoom meeting, you will need a unique code to join an online meeting, it is almost the same but instead, on the Edmodo app, you will be joining a virtual classroom.
SS 1 science for instance, has this as its class code ‘hx55fm’. You input that into the app and click JOIN to begin receiving lessons.
All lessons are in video format, uploaded through our official YouTube channel Edufirst TV.
There are hundreds of videos covering a wide range of topics from different school subjects.
Two subjects are taught daily and shared via the Edmodo app. Students have to watch the lesson videos.
Afterwards, they can comment on the videos or ask questions, and generally, engage with the teachers.
Your child can be a part of the 20,000 students that are already engaged with lessons and assignments during this COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria.
If you want your child to join the, kindly visit this Telegram group link, the Telegram group serves as a clearing-house and a discussion forum for all things related to the ‘Unity School Virtual Learning’ program as it is called. Questions can be asked in the group, there are informed staff that will help sort you out if you need help with the use of the Edmodo app and so forth.
By Hafiz Mahmud