Edmodo Blog / 2010 / November (Page 2)

Rock the Vote: 3 Ways to Use Edmodo on Election Day

Helping students understand the importance of participating in the election process, no matter what their age, is an on-going challenge in the classroom. Here are a few ideas for how to use Edmodo to help engage students in this week’s election process: Conduct a Mock Election: Set up a quick poll to allow students to […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010

We’re All in this together…join our new Communities

Teaching is a collaborative effort.  Whether it’s partnering with parents to identify the best way to reach a child, the quiet hum of students working in small groups, or working on lesson plans in your weekly departmental meeting, I think we all agree that we are at our best when we work together. That’s why […]

CommunitiesFeatures - Posted on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Edmodo for Android is here!

Edmodo for the Android™ makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Use your Android phone to send notes, post replies, and check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom. Edmodo for the Android makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Check […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Will you be at FETC in January? We’d love to meet you

If you are planning to attend the Florida Education Technology Conference in Orlando in January and would like to join the Edmodo team for some events, we’d love to hear from you.  We will be onsite in the Exhibition Hall but we would also like to take some time to sit down with a few […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Show and Tell: Pixton for Schools

When most of us were in school, the definition of an ‘attentive classroom’ meant rows of desks with students sitting up straight in absolute silence while the teacher delivered a lecture in front of the chalkboard.  In fact, the greatest compliment a class could receive was passing the dreaded “Can I hear a Pin Drop?” […]

CommunitiesEdmodo AppsSchools & Districts - Posted on Friday, November 5th, 2010

Poetry in Motion

Poetry can be a meaningful building block to literacy and critical for helping students learn to express their emotions and ideas.  Many teachers, however, find themselves stumped when it comes to tapping into student creativity. Try using Edmodo as a platform for a running poetry slam.   Starting with a one-line prompt, ask students to each […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Monday, November 8th, 2010

By Popular Demand – New Calendar Features

Based on feedback from teachers, we’re pleased to announce new additions to the Edmodo Calendar.  We can’t wait to hear what you think! Create multi-day events: Whether you need a reminder for Spirit Week or want to block off next year’s Spring Break, we’ve got you covered.  You can now enter an event that spans […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Spotlight on Lodi Unified School District

The teachers and administrators at Lodi Unified School District face many of the same problems that most of you have likely faced when it comes to using technology in the classroom:  concerns about how to pay for it, ensuring all students have equal access, old computers, slow internet connections.   (Sound familiar?) As this article demonstrates, […]

Schools & Districts - Posted on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Do you have a DonorsChoose Project? Let us know

We love DonorsChoose. If you are not familiar with the organization – it’s “an online charity that makes it easier for anyone to help students in need”. Through DonorsChoose, public school teachers post project requests ranging anywhere from paint supplies for an art class to seeds and watering cans for a science experiment.  Individuals can […]

General - Posted on Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Edmodo’s Edmustache

The men of Edmodo are multi-talented.  When they aren’t toiling away at their desks muttering random techie-sounding phrases (which, by the way, we really don’t understand but hey we’re trying to be team players so we just nod and smile sympathetically), they can often be found doing very manly men things  — tracking wild game […]

General - Posted on Friday, November 12th, 2010

Start Spreading the News…

There has been a lot of Twitter chatter lately from teachers who have discovered the value of Edmodo and are looking for advice on how to convince Administrators of the benefits of integrating social networking tools into the classroom and on how to get other teachers in their school involved in Edmodo. Some great ideas […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2010

It all adds up: Edmodo now supports LaTex

We’re pleased to announce that Edmodo now supports LaTeX – a typesetting system that formats mathematical equations using plain text. To include an equation in an Edmodo Note, simply wrap the LaTeX markup in [math] … [/math]. This will generate an image of the corresponding equation, which will be displayed in the post. “But Edmodo, […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

7 Brilliant Ways to use Edmodo that will Blow. Your. Mind.

Ok, maybe we’re exaggerating.  But they are pretty fun ideas:)  Following are unique ways to use Edmodo that go beyond the basic features. Science Fair Exhibition Hall: Create a “Science Fair” group and send everyone in the school the group code so they can view powerpoint, glogster, video summaries of student science projects.  A great […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Edmodo Tip: Ask Questions of your Teacher Connections

One of the best reasons for creating a social network of teachers is to share resources and bounce ideas off of one another. By connecting with teachers on Edmodo, you can create just the kind of network you would like whether that is based upon a common subject area, geography or a shared interest in […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Edmodo Edmustache: We’re off and growing!

It’s been an exciting week, hair-wise, here at Edmodo.   Edmodo’s Edmustache is off and growing – it’s been a lot of years since we’ve seen so much lip hair. The great news is –in our first week, we’ve raised almost $1,000 for projects impacting over 500 students.   From the generous donations of educators and friends […]

General - Posted on Friday, November 19th, 2010

The Help Center, powered by the Edmodo Community

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Help Center, powered by the Edmodo Community. Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for introductory videos to show your students how to get started, a tech director at a school district who wants to make the case for rolling out Edmodo to all of your […]

Features - Posted on Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We asked, you answered! 15 more brilliant ways to use Edmodo

To say we were overwhelmed with the response to last week’s “7 Brilliant Ways to Use Edmodo” blog post would be a huge understatement.  Soon after we posted it, ideas and suggestions were flying in from every direction!  It’s clear that educators are passionate about using Edmodo in the classroom and we love your creativity in […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

A Teacher’s Perspective: Real world connections using Edmodo [Video]

Everywhere students go they are connected to technology — instead of expecting students to ‘power down’ when they come to school, forward-thinking school districts are finding new ways to ‘power up’ the curriculum. In this video, Dyane Smokorowski explains how educators throughout Andover school district in Kansas are using Edmodo to engage students in academic […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Get ready for the New Year – join an Edmodo webinar this month

Please join us for an upcoming webinar. We will cover everything you need to get started using Edmodo in the classroom Refresh your skills on Edmodo for the classroom Learn to leverage Edmodo for professional development Check out new features for teachers, schools and districts Hear exciting news of what’s to come! In the coming weeks, […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010

Get the most out of Edmodo: Publish great work for the world to see!

So much of what goes on in the classroom is lost in the changing of classes or planning for tomorrow’s lesson. The great conversations or outstanding student work disappears as soon as those students walk out the door. When parents ask about what happened at school, they rarely get the fullness of engagement or achievement that is […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010