IMPROVING THE STUDENTS' COMPETENCE USING EDMODO POSTING
The objectives of the research are: (1) to describe in detail whether Edmodo posting can improve the students’ competence in reading (2) to identify what are the difficulties of implementing Edmodo posting in teaching readings. The method of this research was classroom action research. It was conducted in two cycles which covered planning, implementing, observing, and reflecting. This research was conducted at SMP Negeri 17 Surakarta. The subject of the research was the nine gade students of class D consisting of 27 students. The result of the research showed that (1) edmodo posting can improve the students' reading competence in identifying reading indicator in terms of: (a) the students can determine the purpose of the text (b) the student can find out the content of the text (c) the student can determine the main idea of the text and main idea in each paragraph and (d) the students can find the specific and detailed information in each paragraph. (e) the students can find out the references. The means of the students' score improved from cycle to cycle. The mean in pre-test: 62, post-test 1: 76, post-test 2: 84 compared with the KKM for reading: 72. (2) edmodo posting can improve the class climate in the term of: (a) the students' cooperation looked maximal and alive, (b) the students become active because the reseacher gave them motivation, help, support and encouragement maximally, (c) the task orientation become effective, (d) the involvement of the student make good atmosphere.
Keywords: reading competence; edmodo, edmodo posting; classroom action research
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