Edmodo Blog / 2011

4 Ways to Stay Connected with Edmodo in 2011

Happy New Year!   Welcome back  — hopefully you are energized, refreshed and recharged after the holiday break.  We are – and we’re looking forward a very busy and productive 2011.  We have a number of new features in store, announcements to make, and a lot of interesting events and professional development opportunities on the […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

All new Edmodo Webinars for the New Year

We have been crafting a few changes to our Webinar lineup for the new year and the results are in. For the coming month, we will be rotating 4 Webinars guaranteed to excite anyone interested in getting to know Edmodo or in going further with their Edmodo use. We have taken a lot of feedback from teachers […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The first Edmodo Meetup of the new year

The first Edmodo meetup of the new year happened last night at DazBog coffee in Loveland, CO. With hot cups in hand (one chai tea, one mocha, one latte and a few other coffee varieties), Edmodo was discussed for Elementary, Middle and High Schools in the area. We also had a few attendees from elsewhere […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Parent Accounts Now Available

Parent Accounts are now available on Edmodo.  With Parent Accounts, teachers can: Exchange messages and maintain open-communication with parents. Provide direct access to grades and assignments. Send notifications to parents about upcoming due dates and missed assignments. Alert families to school events and activities. Registering parents is similar to student registration, with one additional security measure […]

FeaturesParents - Posted on Monday, January 10th, 2011

Taking a Global Approach to Education

Now that your classroom, your school, your parents and your colleagues are all on Edmodo – this year we challenge you to break down the walls even further and take a global approach to education. Follow the lead of the teachers and students at The Phoenix School in Salem, MA, who used Edmodo to launch […]

General - Posted on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

How are you using Edmodo? Educators from around the world share their ideas

During a recent 20 Ways to Use Edmodo webinar (Tuesdays 4pmEST), attended by educators from UK, Turkey, Australia, Canada, and a number of teachers from the US, our Online Community Manager asked educators how they were using Edmodo.   Responses came from 9 states and 5 countries and varied from using Edmodo to jot down […]

General - Posted on Friday, January 14th, 2011

More Inspiration: 7 brand new ideas from teachers

We admit, this is starting to get a little crazy — every time we ask for ways you use Edmodo in the classroom, we receive new and fresh ideas — seems like you never run out of new ways to use it!  Here are a few more creative ideas from some of our educators: Pen […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2011

Meet Nic & Jeff – the Founders of Edmodo

Educators ask us all the time about the origins of Edmodo.   We thought you might like to hear from the founder’s themselves.

General - Posted on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

New Feature: Real time Community updates

One for the first, and most frequent, ways that educators are using Edmodo is to connect, network, and share ideas with other educators.  To facilitate this activity, we’ve enhanced the site so that posts to the Communities you’ve joined now appear in the Everything stream. For most of you, this is a great way to […]

CommunitiesFeatures - Posted on Monday, January 24th, 2011

Power search in your Edmodo Library

So you have a huge amount of files, links, videos, and resources collected in your Edmodo library. You have been collecting them from your class groups and from your connections. You have created folders and shared them with your students and your colleagues. You have even shared some of your amazing resources in the Edmodo content […]

Activities & TipsFeatures - Posted on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Download the Free App for iPhone and Android – Stay Connected on the Go

As we head into the next few weeks of mid-terms, educational conferences, and back to school for our friends in the southern hemisphere (*waves to Australia and New Zealand teachers*) — we thought it might be a good time to remind everyone to download the free Edmodo app for your iPhone or Android.   The […]

Features - Posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Backchannelling FETC: Edmodo for Professional Development

Apologies for the ‘radio silence’ on the blog this week — our team has been attending the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando and we got swept away in the frenzy of the show. Edmodo partnered with FETC to provide backchannelling and conference evaluation support for the conference. During the week, 7,000+ attendees participated in […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, February 4th, 2011

The Future is Bright at P.S. 287 in Brooklyn, NY

Too often when we read stories in the news about schools, the focus is on the plight of the education system, with the media (sometimes rightfully, but often sensationally) focusing on negative stories, instead of shining a light on the positive things our schools and teachers are doing every day to help students reach their […]

Schools & Districts - Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011

Find Treasure in the Edmodo Content Area Communities

Now that the communities you belong to feed directly into your everything stream, it is easy to see when new resources and discussions pop up. Yesterday, a wonderful parody video about the Declaration of Independence was shared in the Social Studies Community. Almost immediately, other teachers chimed in with how they had used it or […]

Communities - Posted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Want to share a bunch of documents and resources quickly? Use an Edmodo group code.

One of the easiest ways to share all of the documents and resources with a group, big or small, is to use the library in Edmodo. Instead of passing around a usb drive, sharing a folder on your school server, or typing in each email address in Google Docs to share the resources that your […]

Activities & TipsFeatures - Posted on Friday, February 11th, 2011

Edmodo This! Show your Edmodo Pride and Win Prizes!

We just returned from the Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) Annual Convention in Austin where we had a fantastic week meeting educators from across Texas — all of whom were incredibly enthusiastic and energized about using Edmodo in the classroom.   So much so, that we gave out over 600 T-shirts in 2 1/2 days. […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011

Site Currently Undergoing Maintenance

We apologize for the current outage on the site. As you know, our goal is to ensure Edmodo is always available; however, from time to time we take the site down during off hours to to release new features and enhancements. Last night, we released some enhancements to the site — although our goal is […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Site Maintenance is Complete

We’re back!  Thanks for your patience during the last 20 minutes as we completed necessary maintenance.

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Enhancing Content Management

Late last night, we made some enhancements to Edmodo that will help you more effectively share, store and search for digital content relevant to your curriculum. One of the key features in the release is The Backpack. Located in the Student Library, the Backpack is a storage area that allows students to easily save content […]

General - Posted on Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Backchannel the Pearson Common Core Virtual Conference

Next week, “educators nationwide will have first-row access to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) experts during Pearson’s Common Core Virtual Conference. The four-day conference, available free of charge, will include a range of virtual panels, presentations and interactive demonstrations for teachers, administrators, and parents from key authors and architects of the new principles.” We’re pleased […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Edmodo This! New ways to win, by popular demand

We asked you to send us pictures – and you answered!  Featured in this post are a selection of pics from our Florida Edmodo-enthusiasts, including: Robert Miller from Port Orange Elementary and Samantha Anderson from Read-Pattillo Elementary in Volusia County Florida rocked their Edmodo t-shirts at the Daytona 500! Ms Stasny’s 7th grade science class […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Register for an Edmodo Webinar

As we gear up for another great month on our Webinar calendar, we wanted to call attention to a couple of things that you might not be aware of with getting just-in-time professional development on Edmodo. First, you can sign up for all of your favorite Edmodo webinars from a single page. Second, you can […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011

Top 10 Shared Sites of the Week

Sharing of content has always been an important feature of Edmodo. From how-to YouTube videos to Glogs or Pixton comics featuring the creative talents of students, embedding media is one of the ways teachers and students use Edmodo on a daily basis to share and collaborate. The recent addition of the Engagement number on each […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Special Report from ICE 2011

The following is a Special Update by Ben Wilkoff, Online Community Manager, who describes his experiences at ICE 2011: Whether it was walking down the replica Bourbon street to the PLN plaza or strolling by the packed David Pogue keynote, the energy at ICE 2011 was palpable. It seemed as though every teacher, administrator and […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Site Enhancements: New Communities, Read-Only, and more…

Based on your feedback, we launched some new features last night — we’re pretty excited about them, and hope you will be too:)  Updates include: New Communities: Last Fall, we launched Communities to provide a place for educators to gather with like-minded professionals to exchange ideas and share content on the topics that interest you.  […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2011

Top Embeds of the Week

In addition to sharing links, as we reviewed last week, educators are using Edmodo to share curriculum related content.   This morning we took a look at the types of content that is being shared the most – thought you might be interested in our findings: 1. Mini-lessons: Most of the content that is shared […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Tips for Managing Your Everything Stream

Edmodo users now have the ability to join 11 communities and 18 partner pages in topics ranging from World Languages to Professional Development. With the addition of new communities, many teachers are both joining and contributing to conversations that they weren’t previously. We have seen people from around the world sharing teaching resources and asking […]

Features - Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2011

Edmodo This! February Photo Winner

For their post-Flash Mob, Daytona 500 picture, Robert Miller (Port Orange Elementary) and Samantha Anderson (Read-Pattillo Elementary) from Volusia County, Florida are our Edmodo This! photo contest winners for February! As the first winner, they will receive a highly coveted Edmodo mug — and because we’re feeling guilty about how much of it we eat every […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2011

Quick Tip: Managing Changes to Your Groups

To maintain the security of your group on Edmodo if students have left the class or your group code has been shared, be sure to change the group code for your room to prevent non-group members from joining. (Hint: When initially setting up your group, we recommend that you reset your group code immediately after […]

Activities & TipsFeatures - Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Become an Edmodo Featured Blogger!

We’re looking for educators and administrators who have interesting insights into the integration of social media tools in the classroom.  Whether you are a daily Edmodo user, or a teacher who is just starting to use social media tools in the classroom, if you think you have something valuable to share and would like to […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Becoming a Featured Blogger: More Details

We are blown away by the overwhelming response we’ve received to our Featured Blogger post — thanks so much for your eagerness to take on even more responsibility after your day is over!  A few people have emailed requesting further clarification on how to submit an entry — in the interest of fairness, I’m posting […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

3 Steps to Creating Your Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Your PLN is the network of educators and colleagues you connect with online to share resources, ideas and experiences. Creating a strong PLN takes time and focus but is a critical step for professional growth.  The first steps to creating a PLN on Edmodo are easy – and will get you on your way to […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2011

4 Easy Ways to Connect with Parents on Edmodo

Creating a strong school-home connection is critical — even moreso with the blended learning environment Edmodo enables.  But teachers often struggle to find meaningful ways to engage parents in their child’s classroom activities.  Here are a few easy ways to get parents involved: 1.  Create Parent Accounts: Invite parents to join your class on Edmodo to […]

FeaturesParents - Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Dear Samantha Anderson: Um…whoops.

Dear Samantha Anderson of Read-Patillo Elementary in Volusia County, Florida: We were really excited when we announced that you were the winner of the February Edmodo This! photo contest for the picture you submitted with our friend Robert Miller from the Daytona 500.   And we were even more excited when we were filling your […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Edmodo This! March Winners

Congratulations to Lynn Woods’ 8th Grade Class at Saint Gregory the Great School in Virginia Beach, VA — the winners of the March Edmodo This! photo contest. As Ms. Woods pointed out in her note, her students are conflicted…half are absolutely in love with Edmodo and want to do all of their work on it. […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2011

Why We love Glogster

At first, we didn’t dare to even think about the possibility of being the DEN March Madness Mashup 2011 Champions. But over the past week, as we saw incredible tools like Voicethread, Animoto, Voki and iMovie fall by the wayside — well — I guess we dared to hope.  And when we suddenly found ourselves […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Edmodo wins BESSIE Award for EdTech Excellence

We are pleased to announced that Edmodo has received a BESSIE Award from the ComputED Gazette as the Best Multi-Subject Networking Resource!  2011 marks the 17th anniversary of ComputED’s BESSIE Awards, which “target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with technology to foster educational excellence.  Winners are selected from titles submitted […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2011

Meet the Edmodo Featured Blogger Team

First, thank you to everyone who applied to become a Featured Blogger.  We received so many applications and were blown away by the thoughtful and creative ideas and the willingness to volunteer your own time to share your experiences with your peers. Because we received so many fantastic applications, we’ve decided that we may run […]

News & EventsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

Edmodo This! ‘Til Death Do Us Part

Jason Dudczak from Harllee Middle School in Manatee County, FL and his brand new bride Jessica sent us this picture from their wedding reception.   And, in the words of Jason’s co-worker Shelbi Ericsson, yes, it made our heart grow three times its size. Awwwww.. Congratulations Jason and Jessica — it’s a little known fact that […]

News & EventsTeacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Hacking Education with DonorsChoose.org

We are very excited to announce that Edmodo is participating in the DonorsChoose.org Hacking-Education Contest for developers and data crunchers. From Donorschoose.org: “Ten years ago, a teacher in the Bronx launched DonorsChoose.org. Since then, more than 165,000 teachers at 43,000 public schools have posted over 300,000 classroom project requests, inspiring $80,000,000 in giving from 400,000 donors. […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2011

Featured Blogger: A View from the District with Andy McKiel

What an honour and a privilege to be selected as one of Edmodo’s Featured Bloggers!  I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to share my experiences with the Edmodo community and I hope that I’m able to provide some insight for those of you who have long been connecting and collaborating within Edmodo.  While this forum […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011

New Release: Enhanced Group Management

Suddenly this morning, the entire Edmodo universe wanted to change their group settings!  And everything was different!   Alas, we have learned a good lesson about the perils of not having a blog post ready to go immediately after the release. *hangs head* Sorry for the confusion this morning — but yes, we released some site […]

Features - Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011

Khan Academy Collection Now Available On Edmodo

We are pleased to announce that the  Khan Academy Community is live on Edmodo, including access to the full collection of over 2,100 videos produced and narrated by Sal Khan. If you are not familiar with the Khan Academy: They are “an organization on a mission — a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education […]

Communities - Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011

Featured Blogger: The Voice of the Library with Shannon Miller

Today is the start of a new adventure for me!  For the next few months I am going to be one of five bloggers on Edmodo’s Featured Blogger Team.  I am very honored to be part of this amazing group of educators and excited to share and learn with all of you! I will be […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Featured Blogger: Web 2.0 with Bret Gosselin

Hello! I wanted to begin by saying that I am honored to be able to write to this community about a subject that I would just be yakking about anyway (Web 2.0 tools, BTW) and that I hope to have some great conversations about all the incredible things we are doing in our classrooms. What […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Featured Blogger: Student PLN’s with Liz Castillo

I was so excited when I was selected to be a Featured Blogger for the Edmodo community.  I have always tried to find as many ways possible to share and connect with other teachers especially around the topic of integrating technology.  When I first began teaching, I was in a classroom where there was 1 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Intermittent Site Issues: Updated

Edmodo is currently experiencing intermittent, isolated site issues.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.   We’ll keep you updated here.   Thanks! UPDATE: 11:15amEST/8:15amPST:  Looks like our datacenter hosts Amazon EC2 have had a few issues this morning which affect Edmodo and a number of  other services […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Featured Blogger: The Do-It-Yourself Teacher with Bianca Hewes

Not ‘just’ a teacher – becoming a teacher every day. First off a big ‘wow, gee, thanks’ to Edmodo for giving an Aussie the opportunity to be a featured blogger! I thought this post would be a great opportunity to introduce myself to other Edmodians (is that the collective noun for edmodo users? I think […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2011

View from the District: Start with Professional Development

Week #2 with Andy McKiel, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator at St. James-Assiniboia School Division in Winnipeg, Canada ** One of the first things I needed to take into consideration when implementing Edmodo within our school district was the provision of professional learning opportunities for our staff.  Sure, it’s easy to sign up for an account to […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011

Raise Their Voice

Week 2 with Shannon Miller, Teacher Librarian from Van Meter School District in Iowa **   Last week I had the honor to present with Julia Albaugh and Emma Durflinger at the Iowa 1:1 Conference in Des Moines. I have collaborated with both of them before and have helped them prepare for other presentations as […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

New Release: Unique URLs, Shared Folders & Trending Content

In case you missed it in last week’s launch, take some time this week to try out these new Edmodo features, based on feedback from our teacher community.  We hope you find these new features valuable — as always, we’d love to hear your feedback! Trending Content in the Communities: Now it’s even easier to […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Web 2.0 with Brett Gosselin

Week 2 with Brett Gosselin, ESL teacher from Klein ISD in Houston, TX. ** So lets continue our discussion of Web 2.0 tools, shall we? I decided that since there are so many different audiences who could be following this blog, I’m going to segment my contributions into sections from now on. Jump down to […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Technovation Challenge: Mentoring the Next Generation of Inventors

At Edmodo, we love to see students engage with technology both inside and outside the classroom and that’s why we were excited about this year’s Technovation Challenge. The Technovation Challenge is a non-profit after-school program that encourages girls in high school to explore careers in technology and entrepreneurship. The challenge consists of a nine-week program […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Student PLNs: It’s All About Relationships

Week 2 with Liz Castillo from Kamehameha Middle School in Honolulu, Hawaii ** When I think about why I love teaching so much, it really comes down to one thing….relationships.  Although I have a passion for teaching my content and using technology, the heart and soul of why I do it is because of how I […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Crocodoc Comes to Edmodo

Crocodoc has become a popular tool with many educators – in recent months you’ve encouraged us to migrate to it. So we did! For those who are not familiar,  Crocodoc is a tool that allows you to view files in your Edmodo stream without having to download them to your computer.  Word docs, excel, PowerPoint […]

Features - Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The DIY Teacher: Are you connected deeply? Part I.

Week 2 with Bianca Hewes from Davidson High School, NSW, Australia In front of me is the majestic Lake Rotoaria, found in the very middle of New Zealand’s north island. The lake, reflecting a moody Autumn sky, is straddled by black swans who hoot noisily to each other seemingly unconcerned by the menacing snow-capped Mount Tongariro […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2011

View from the District: It’s all about connecting…

Week 3 with Andy McKiel – enjoy! ** As I’ve read through all of the Featured Blogger posts over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been struck by the common thread that’s emerged – it’s all about connecting… connecting with our students, connecting with other educators and connecting with tools that have the power to […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Voice of the Library: Connect, Create, Celebrate

Week 3 with Shannon Miller! ** There are so many things that happen each day that remind me why I love being a teacher.  I am happy when my elementary students run to the new picture books I have displayed in the library and sit down on the floor to read them with friends.  I […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Web 2.0: Educator Showcase

Week 3 with Bret Gosselin! ** It’s Wednesday again and I’m excited to be able to share with you all for another round this week. I am adding a new section today that I’m pretty stoked about. As I’ve said before, I am not the expert on how to use the web in the classroom-you all are. […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Student PLN’s: Rules For Engagement

Week 3 with Liz Castillo! ** This week I would like to discuss more about how to set the stage for students to safely engage in social networking while allowing them to have fun and learn.  Last week, I wrote about the importance of relationship building before introducing the technology.  It is really important that […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The DIY Teacher: Moving freely between learning spaces

Week 3 with Bianca! ** I am often asked by teachers why they should use Edmodo (often referred to as a microblog) when they already use a blog (such as edublogs and WordPress). It’s a pretty sensible question – teachers are already busy and don’t really need to be doubling up on work for no […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, May 6th, 2011

New Release: Make new Connections with Teacher Profiles and Spotlight Updates

A consistent message we hear from the Edmodo community is that your Professional Learning Network is critical to both your professional success and personal satisfaction as an educator.  To support you in creating your PLN, this week’s release focuses on new ways to connect, collaborate and share a bit of yourself with the Edmodo community. […]

Features - Posted on Saturday, May 7th, 2011

View from the District: Sharing ‘Pockets of Innovation’

Week 4 with Andy McKiel ** It was about four years ago that I left my own classroom to venture into a new role as a Curriculum Coordinator.  My transition into this position was very smooth, and I attribute this to the fact that I was given the opportunity to pursue my passion – sharing […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2011

Voice of the Library: The “Little Things” That Make A Difference

Week 3 with Shannon Miller!   Dressed For The Van Meter Wax Museum All of us do this.  We get caught up in the duties and tasks demanding our attention during the day. There are projects to grade, emails to respond to, meetings to attend, and lesson plans to create.  We have responsibilities and people […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Web 2.0: Getting Organized

Week 3 with Bret Gosselin! (note from Edmodo: impressive sharing score Bret!) ** Hello again! I am a terrible creature of habit with an insatiable need to organize, so according to trend, here are my sections for this week’s post. Scroll down to a topic of interest, but make sure you check out Edmodian of the […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Student PLN’s: The Power of Publishing

Week 3 with Liz Castillo! ** Last year I had the honor of attending the Siemens STEM Institute at the Discovery Headquarters.  There were a multitude of amazing and talented speakers that we had the privilege to learn from.  One of my favorite speakers of the week was Dr. Lodge McCammon.  If you haven’t heard […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2011

DIY Teacher: Teaching is manic – bring it!!

Week 3 with Bianca! ** Hello Edmodians! My week has been a little frazzled, and after a quick shout out on twitter asking what I should blog about, this tweet got the green light: I do have a new prac student who started with me on Monday. I had to apologise a number of times […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2011

View from the District: The BYTE Challenge

Monday with Andy! ** This past week, I got to witness first-hand the impact that Edmodo has had within one of our elementary classrooms.  In the span of only a few weeks, this tool has changed the learning culture within the classroom and, indeed, throughout this school. Last Tuesday, I spent a full day with […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011

Voice of the Library: The Students Aren’t Waiting

Tuesdays with Shannon! ** Last Saturday, Will Richardson posted “There are Some People Who Don’t Wait” on his blog, weblogg-ed. The post was about teachers who don’t wait…who jump right in, who take a chance, who embrace change in education and the lives of young people. Will wrote, “… I couldn’t help thinking about the […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Site Issues

We are working quickly to resolve the issues on the site.   A couple of things you may see: 1.  Site going up and down.  We are working to identify the root cause — you may see a bit of wonkiness while we resolve the issue. 2.  Library Access:  The library is currently unavailable — […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011


The site is back up and running — libraries are available and you should be able to access everything as normal now.  We are monitoring things very closely – but as always, please let us know if you are seeing any issues. We have a few back end issues to work out as a result […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Web 2.0: Newbie tip of the week: Relax!

Wednesdays with Brett! ** It’s Wednesday again, so here goes… Edmodian of the Week: Ms. Hartwig! Mrs. Hartwig stands out as an advocate for her students and their needs as modern students. She has a keen awareness of the demands that our youth will face as professional adults and ensures that her teaching aligns itself […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Student PLNs: Reflecting on Reflections

Thursday with Liz! Reflections are one of the most power professional development tools we have as educators.  It is what allows us to continue to improve and get better at what we do with our students.  Like many of you, I love to try new things in my class whether it is a lesson, a […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Maine Dept. of Ed: Open Education Resources Project

The Maine Department of Education has selected Edmodo as the platform to share their results of their recent Open Education Resources research project with the education community.  We think this will be a great opportunity to expose the Edmodo community to the wealth of high quality open resources, and hope you will join in the […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2011

DIY Teacher: Innovative, Free and Easy

TGIF with Bianca! ** Another fast and furious teaching week down here in Australia. Things seem to snowball – parent teacher evenings, reports, marking, lesson planning. I am constantly surprised when people say ‘You’re a teacher? That must be easy with all those holidays and the short hours.’ Are you kidding me?! Anyway, I’m not […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011

VocabularySpellingCity Comes to Edmodo

We are pleased to welcome VocabularySpellingCity as the newest Edmodo Community. For those of you not familiar, the site automates the study of word lists for spelling and vocabulary. You can enter any list and VocabSpellingCity.com provides the sentences and definitions for the 20 different learning activities, including a WordSeach, HangMouse (think hangman), WordUnScramble, SpellingTest, VocabularyTest, […]

Communities - Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011

View from the District: Breathing New Life into an Old System

Checkin in with Andy McKiel! ** This week, I have the opportunity to present to our district administrative team along with a few other consultants and administrators within my school district.  We’ve been asked to share highlights with our administrative group from our experiences attending the ‘Assessing Student Knowledge’ conference that we attended last fall […]

Schools & Districts - Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Voice of the Library: Take A Look…What Do You See?

Today in the library, I took these photographs of our 5th graders at Van Meter completely engaged, sharing with friends, and having a blast learning something new. And just what was it that hooked this group of students? We recently added 8 iPad’s and 12 iPod’s to the technology in our school.  When the students […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Web 2.0: Why we love Edmodo

Wednesdays with Bret! ** If you are a North American, congratulations, you have approximately a week and a half until you wrap up your 2010/2011 adventure. With that in mind, let’s celebrate by saluting our next… Edmodian of the Week: Mr. McAsh! Mr. McAsh is a HUGE asset to the Edmodo PLN and is an amazing […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Student PLNs: Students As Resources

Thursday with Liz! ** When I first introduced my students to Edmodo, I really didn’t know what would happen.  I knew that Edmodo had the potential to do great things for my class and my students, but I didn’t want it to be just another web 2.0 tool.  My goal was to motivate my students […]

StudentsTeacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2011

PBL + Edmodo = Awesome

Friday with Bianca! ** I find myself sitting in a lecture by philosopher David Chalmers (it’s titled ‘The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis’) and realise that once again I am behind in writing my weekly post for edmodo – where do the hours go?! The layout of the room (a university lecture theatre) contradicts the focus […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2011

Why use Edmodo with students? (Your feedback requested!)

A View from the District with Andy McKiel: Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen and heard the buzz everywhere – blog posts, tweets & Edmodo communities are chock-full of mentions of the upcoming summer holidays.  While I, too, am counting down the days until the end of the 2010/2011 school year, my excitement […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, May 30th, 2011

Edmodo: The Perfect Place For Kids To Connect This Summer

Voice of the Library with Shannon ** Summer break will be here for me in just five days.  Even though there are a couple of months that we are not in school with our students, there are so many ways now that we can stay connected with them during the summertime.  We can use Twitter, Facebook, […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Web 2.0: Edmodians of the Week – Creating an Edmodo RSS feed

Web 2.0 with Bret! ** Unfortunately, I do not have a single “Edmodian of the Week” today. It’s not that there aren’t people to choose from, the problem is that there are too many of you doing too many amazing things to pick just one to end the year. So what I wanted to do […]

FeaturesTeacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

A Model For Student Communication and Collaboration

Student PLNs with Liz! ** Getting my students to effectively collaborate and work in teams has proven to be a constant challenge.  Of course many of them love working with their friends, sharing the workload, and having a chance to be social…but I would argue that this doesn’t necessarily constitute effective collaboration.  Because of the […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Keeping busy parents ‘in the loop’

Do-it-Yourself Teaching with Bianca! Parents today are busy, there’s no denying it. Often parents work long hours, returning home to their children tired, stressed and grumpy. The dinner needs to be cooked, the house tidied and the washing done. There is little time to sit down and chat with the kids about homework and how […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Games for Change Festival

Games for Change, an organization that advocates for supporting and making games for social impact, will be hosting their annual festival in New York City June 20-22. For those not familiar with this annual event, the Games For Change festival brings together people from from government, media, academia and the gaming industry to explore real-world […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2011

View from the District: Spreading the Word

More words of wisdom from Andy McKiel!  As we proceed with our district implementation of Edmodo, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the BEST way to get as many teachers on board as possible. I mentioned in one of my very first blog posts that we didn’t want to force our district teachers to […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2011

Ideas for Using Edmodo….Let’s Create a List Together!

Voice of the Library with Shannon Yesterday was the end of the school year for Van Meter. The seniors already graduated and are onto the next chapter in their lives. The kids at school were happy and excited as they talked about their summer plans. They took photos with their friends throughout the day, signed […]

Activities & TipsTeacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Edmodo: Before and After

Wednesdays with Bret! ** In case you missed me bragging about it, my school year is already over and I am currently enjoying my summer break-and yes, I am rubbing it in 🙂 That being the case, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on this year and what’s been good about it. The word […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Edmodo & Challenge Based Learning

Student PLNs with Liz! ** Although many of you are done with your school year and ready to relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation, I know that summer break doesn’t stop you from planning or thinking about the great ideas you will implement next school year.  For many of us, summer is not only a […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Matching learning spaces to physical and online spaces.

Checking in Down Under with our DIY Teacher, Bianca! ** I’ve been interested in the role that physical spaces play in learning since I made a visit to SCIL late last year. This school’s innovative approach to learning spaces is inspiring, and I was keen to see how I could (re)organise my classroom space to […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2011

Get Out of the Way

View from the District with Andy McKiel! ** I love this photo that my brother-in-law captured at the Grand National Park Zoo in Seoul.  While there’s such human emotion in the photo, it’s a primate who’s being held captive behind bars.  When I look at this photo, I know exactly what this ape was thinking and […]

Schools & Districts - Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011

You Don’t Want to Miss These Three AMAZING Edmodo Resources

Voice of the Library with Shannon ** Sometimes I am amazed at how many new resources come to us over the week through our social networks, connections and other resources. Now, more than ever, we can learn each and every day through these different avenues and bring amazing ideas and resources back to our students, other […]

Activities & TipsTeacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

A Bright Idea for Staying Connected over the Summer

The penultimate post on Web 2.0 from Bret! ** I can’t believe next week will be our last week to post-time flies when you’re having fun and this has been a blast. Thanks to those of you who’ve kept up with my rambling the past weeks, I appreciate the attention, however undeserved it may be. Today […]

Activities & TipsTeacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Connecting Beyond Our Four Walls

Student PLNs with Liz Castillo! One of my goals this year was to meet the 21st century challenge to connect my students to others beyond the four walls of our classroom.  I believe that the ability to communicate, collaborate, and connect globally with others is probably one of the most powerful ways we can use […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Create a course in Edmodo

DIY with Bianca!! ** At my school I am the go-to person for edmodo. That’s cool, because I love edmodo – after all, I introduced it to our school over two years ago and I’m the one who spends most of her time raving about how great using edmodo is! Yesterday a Food Technology teacher […]

Features - Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2011

A Final View from the District

Andy McKiel‘s final post! (but stay tuned to hear from Andy and the rest of the Featured Blogger team live from ISTE!) ** Wow!  I can’t believe the end is almost upon us.  For some of you, the end of the school year has already arrived and you’re savouring the opportunities to spend your time […]

Schools & Districts - Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011

Bring It! to ISTE

A Voice from the Library, final post by Shannon Miller! ** Many of us will soon be together in Philadelphia for ISTE 2011.  We will connect in presentations and meetings, meet up in the Blogger’s Cafe, and at social functions.  It will be a crazy few days but one filled with amazing learning, collaborating and […]

News & EventsTeacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

My final thoughts on Web 2.0? Use them…a lot.

Closing thoughts from Bret Gosselin ** Here is to the last post of a most honored and undeserved stint as a guest blogger for Edmodo.  (Note from Edmodo:  WELL deserved!!) Truthfully, this has been such a humbling experience as I’ve wondered the whole time if Edmodo picked the right guy for the job. Anything I know […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Transforming Teaching & Learning

Final thoughts on Student PLNs with Liz Castillo! There are so many reasons why I really love using technology with my students.  I have seen how it helps my students to stay engaged in the content, be creative, and develop the necessary 21st century skills that will help them to become future leaders.  Using technology […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Guest Post: Games for Change is a Game Changer

Recently, Nikki Rivera, a central office administrator from Denver Public Schools attended the Games for Change conference in New York City.  She kindly agreed to report back to the Edmodo community on what she learned at the show.  Following are her thoughts on the conference.   Thanks Nikki – and thanks to the Games for […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

New Release: Fresh New Look, New Gradebook, Library and Mobile App!

  Homepage: We gave Edmodo a facelift!  Streamlined graphics, fonts and layout provide more flexible and easier navigation.  In addition, we’ve enhanced some of the features to make it easier for you to find what you need when you need it, including: New filtering options:  Select your Everything stream, you can now filter by type […]

Features - Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011

Be the change you want to see!

One final post from Bianca – but we made her come to the US to post it! Stay tuned Monday to hear from our featured blogger team on the floor at ISTE!!! ** So this is it, hey? The final blog post in a series of what one of my students calls ‘brain vomits’, haha, […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011

Field Report from ISTE

Andy McKiel and Liz Castillo’s thoughts on the first day of the ISTE conference. ** Andy: After my first full day attending #iste11, I’m feeling so inspired by the events of the day!  I had high hopes for this conference – it’s everything I’d hoped for and more!  I took the time to fill in […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011


EdmodoCon2011 — Wednesday August 10th – the first annual one-day global virtual conference for educators. Our goal is for EdmodoCon to become a global gathering of educators who believe in the power of collaboration and social media to improve education worldwide. Educators from all over the world will come together to celebrate the creative ways […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2011

Ideas for Using Edmodo: Add yours!

The blogis on a brief summer break this week…just popping in with a quick post:) ** Have you seen this Google Doc that Shannon Miller started a couple of weeks ago? It’s a great source of inspiration for those of you who may be getting started using Edmodo, so we thought it was worth sharing again. […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Be an Edmodo Leader! Present at EdmodoCon, August 10th

Are you thinking about submitting a presentation for EdmodoCon on August 10th but haven’t quite gotten around to it?   Submit your idea today! We have a lot of great submissions from all over the world – but still have room for a few more before we make the final schedule   Be a leader […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Add and Share Content With The Edmodo Bookmarklet

Up until now, you had to be within Edmodo to add something to your library. This meant that you had to copy and paste the URL to a great resource into the Edmodo post bubble, or directly into your library, to share it with your students or colleagues. Not anymore. If you want to add something […]

Activities & TipsFeatures - Posted on Friday, July 15th, 2011

Scheduled Maintenance *updated*

Site is currently down while our team makes some backend changes to prepare for Back to School traffic.  Should be up again within the hour.  We’ll keep you updated on twitter @edmodo.  Thanks! UPDATE: 12:02PT   Site has been restored to normal service.  Thanks everyone!

News & Events - Posted on Sunday, July 17th, 2011

EdmodoCon Registration Is Now Open

We are pleased to announce that registration for EdmodoCon 2011 is now open! Register now.  Wednesday, August 10, 2011.  10amET – 6pmET. Please join us for a full-day of sessions, or pick and choose the sessions that interest you most. More details on each of the following sessions and the presenters will be released later […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Scheduled Maintenance

We’re currently doing scheduled maintenance on the Edmodo website. It will be unavailable for a short period of time. Please check our our Twitter page for updates. Thanks for your patience. UPDATE: 11:10PM PST We’re back up! Thanks for your patience while we updated the site.

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

New Release: Student Profiles, Badges and Assignment Filtering

Last night’s system upgrade included a few new exciting features including: Student profiles: Get more insight into each of your students through new student profiles! Students profiles allow you to view that student’s teachers, groups, classmates and recent activity.  This information is automatically generated based on their Edmodo activity, but the student can also share […]

Features - Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2011

New Administrator Features

In addition to the new student profile, badges and assignment features, Edmodo now includes some cool features of particular interest to subdomain holders and school and district administrators: Administrator Support Community:  Subdomain admins now have access to their very own community where they will be able to share best practices for implementing Edmodo in a school […]

FeaturesSchools & Districts - Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2011

EdmodoCon 2011 Presentation Schedule

We’d like to thank everyone who submitted a speaking proposal to present at EdmodoCon. We were blown away by the number of people who expressed interest. The selection process was very difficult, but we’ve put together a great line up of speakers. Below are the final details. Please note all times are listed in Eastern […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011

Edmodo Call-to-Action: Help Minot, ND Schools

The community of Minot, North Dakota was recently affected by unprecedented flooding, resulting in the displacement of thousands of residents and the destruction of many of their schools.  With the new fall semester beginning in a month, the community of Minot is doing everything they can to ensure all of their students, many of whom […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011

Edmodo Internationalization: Become an Edmodo Translator

We are pleased to announce that we are launching a platform that will allow members of the Edmodo community to easily translate (or “internationalize”) the Edmodo interface. Over the coming weeks, our goal is to convene a cross-cultural team of Educators who will help us launch Edmodo in five additional languages, including: – French – […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Parent Accounts: A Quick Refresher

Parent accounts are a great way to keep your students’ parents informed of classroom activities, assignments, grades and school events. The registration process for parents is similar to student registration, with one additional security measure – each parent will need their own unique parent code to register. This is to ensure that parents can only […]

Activities & TipsParents - Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Back to School with Edmodo: 5 Steps to Getting Started

Looking to integrate Edmodo into your classroom curriculum this year? Here are 5 steps to help you get started: 1. Sign up If you don’t already have an Edmodo account, visit Edmodo.com and sign up. Registration is free and takes less than a minute! 2. Adjust your settings and notifications Once you’ve created your account, visit […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Back-to-School Administrator Checklist

With the new school year about to get under way, many schools and districts are just getting started with their own Edmodo subdomain.  Even if your school or district has had a subdomain for some time, it is important for administrators to make sure that all their information and settings are correct, especially since we have […]

Activities & TipsSchools & Districts - Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Important Update Regarding EdmodoCon 2011

Due to the overwhelming response we’ve received from educators across the globe, we have changed the platform we will be using for EdmodoCon 2011 in order to accommodate as many attendees as possible. Please disregard the confirmation email you received after registration and use the following link to log in to the event on Wednesday, […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2011

District Spotlight Webinar Series

Edmodo is pleased to announce our Fall 2011 District Spotlight Webinar Series. In an effort to provide ideas and inspiration to school districts around the world, the District Spotlight Series seeks to showcase the innovative ways districts are using Edmodo. Archives Improving Classroom Engagement with iPads and Edmodo- Chicago Public Schools – Watch the archived presentation. Increasing […]

News & EventsSchools & Districts - Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

EdmodoCon 2011 is Streaming Live!

EdmodoCon 2011 has just begun! To join us, use the following login: Event URL: https://edmodo.webex.com/edmodo/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=599849732 Password: conference Note: If you did not register for the event, you can still join in with the login information above. We’ll be streaming all day until 9:00 pm EDT. Feel free to join us for the entire day or […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

New to Edmodo? Share your experience! Call for Featured Bloggers

If you are a classroom teacher who is planning to get started using Edmodo in the classroom this fall and are interested in blogging about it once a week – this is your chance! We are looking for one to three bloggers, across all subjects and grades, who are willing to put themselves out there […]

Activities & TipsTeacher Stories - Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2011

EdmodoCon 2011: Educator Toolkit and Recorded Sessions

We wanted to send out a big thank you to everyone who was able to attend EdmodoCon 2011 last week.  We were blown away with the number of attendees who logged in throughout the day as well as the positive feedback we received after the event.  We can’t wait to do it again next  year! […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011

New Release: Folder Play View, Shared Badges, Search Updates and More

Some of you may have noticed a handful of new features were released on Edmodo over the weekend.  Here’s a quick overview of what’s new: Folder Play View If you haven’t visited your Edmodo Library lately, now there’s a great reason to.  We’ve added a slick new Play View option that allows you to see […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Edmodo Back to School: 9 Tips For Online Safety

As you prepare for the new school year, follow these best practices to ensure safe and secure usage of Edmodo in your classroom, school and district. 1. Set up a school or district subdomain Having a subdomain allows all communication within your school or district to be viewed by administrators, providing full disclosure for teachers […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2011

Featured Blogger Update

Thanks to all of the educators from around the world who submitted applications to share your experiences as you and your class begin using Edmodo for the first time this fall.   We received so many applications that we need a bit more time to go through them all!   Please stay tuned for an […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Update on Quizzes

Since we announced the pending arrival of quizzes on Edmodo for this school year, we’ve received tons of feedback, messages and inquiries from the community. Over the past few weeks, this enthusiasm has generated significant discussion between Edmodo educators and our product development team on the features and functionality that are most important to you. […]

Features - Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

EdmodoCon2011 en español

The Edmodo community will never cease to amaze us.  Mr. De León Mallorquín has translated all 104 pages of the EdmodoCon2011 presentations into Spanish.  Thank you so much Sr. Mallorquin! *** “Amplio dossier sobre EdmodoCon 2011” Saludos, el miércoles 10 de agosto 2011, se celebró la primera conferencia mundial de profesores de todo el mundo a […]

News & Events - Posted on Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Student 2.0: A New Featured Blogger Series

Earlier this summer, we issued a call for applications to the Edmodo community for teachers who might be interested in sharing their experiences as they begin using Edmodo in the classroom for the first time. As usual, we were overwhelmed with feedback from teachers all over the world. Thanks so much to everyone who applied! […]

Students - Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2011

Students Respond to NYT: Why Schools Need To Invest In Technology

Our first Student 2.0 post!  For our first outing, we are highlighting perspectives of three 8th grade students from Ms. Sigler’s class at TEAM Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ: Khafeon Love, D’Asia Falodun and Jant’e Smith. Going forward, we’ll highlight one post each week! ********* From D’Asia Falodun Hello my name is D’Asia Falodun and […]

Students - Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2011

Spotlight: Global Learning Networks w/ Nashville,TN and Brunswick, NC

We are excited to continue our Fall Spotlight Webinar Series with a session highlighting how schools and districts are using Edmodo to create global learning networks. The webinar will feature educators from Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, TN and Brunswick County Public Schools, NC and will provide examples that teachers and administrators can use to connect […]

News & EventsSchools & Districts - Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Student 2.0: Got Food?

Ahmir weighs in this week — in our second weekly check-in with TEAM Academy Charter School on the ways they are using technology in school. *** My name is Ahmir Harris. I’m ten years old. My brithday is on Octuber 23.  In tech class we are learning how to make restaurants on our computers. Today at tech class […]

Students - Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011

4 Edmodo Best Practices Every Teacher Should Follow

To ensure safe and secure usage of Edmodo in your classroom, be sure to follow these four best practices when managing your Edmodo groups: 1. Do not post group codes publicly When inviting your students to join your Edmodo group, be sure to distribute group codes in class or via a private channel. Distributing codes via […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Student 2.0: Blogging is the new way to journal

Blogging can be a powerful writing tool.  By providing students with an outlet to share their interests, dreams and experiences, we help students build confidence, develop a love for writing and create a vision of their future that will follow them throughout their lives. If you haven’t yet tried blogging with your students, consider creating […]

Students - Posted on Saturday, September 24th, 2011

4 Ways to Use Edmodo for Mobile Learning

Did you know that Edmodo is accessible from any mobile device with Internet capabilities?  We also have free apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices!  If your student’s have access to a mobile device, here are a few ideas for how you can integrate Edmodo into your mobile learning initiatives: 1. Bring Edmodo […]

Activities & TipsFeatures - Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Study Blue Joins the Edmodo Community

We’re pleased to announce that Study Blue has joined the Edmodo communities.  Now you can help your students prepare for tests with flashcards they can make themselves – then join the community to share your experiences and integration ideas with other educators.  Read more from the Study Blue team over at their blog! If Study […]

Communities - Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Student 2.0: Using Problem Solving and Brainstorming to Build Games

Hi my name is ShaLisa Peterson.I am in the 6th grade. The things I do in tech class is, that we use this program called scratch and we make our own cool video games. But in order to come up with the ideas for our games is that we come up with new and inspiring ideas […]

Students - Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2011

Student 2.0: Positive Digital Footprints and College Planning

More insight from Kristen Sigler‘s class at TEAM Academy Charter School in Newark New Jersey on how they use technology to prepare students for the connected world in which we live. Today’s post is by 8th grade student Saheed Seabury. *** My name is Saheed and my tech class has been doing a unit about […]

Students - Posted on Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Latest Release: What’s New in Edmodo

So we snuck in a midnight release last night! Looks like many of you have already jumped in and started playing around with quizzes.  Tomorrow morning we’ll post a more detailed entry specifically focused on Quizzes, but this afternoon we want to give you a quick review of the new features we rolled out last […]

Features - Posted on Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Apply now for EdmodoCon Orlando

UPDATE: The date for the event has been changed to Monday, January 23, 2012 Following the success of EdmodoCon, our first virtual conference for educators held earlier this summer, we are pleased to announce our first live professional development event — EdmodoCon Orlando, a one day pre-conference event to be held on Sun, January 22, […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Student 2.0: The Power of Peer Feedback- Bringing out the Best in Every Student

In our continued series from Kristen Sigler’s class at TEAM Academy charter school, this week 5th grader Daniel Velez shares his first experience presenting in front of a group, and how feedback from his classmates helped him recognize his strengths and learn from his mistakes.  I love this post.  I love that Daniel was nervous, […]

Students - Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2011

Enhancements: Quiz Updates and Resources, Printable Rosters, German language

Last weekend we released our new quiz feature.  Throughout the week we’ve received tons of great feedback on what you love about quizzes and how we can enhance this new feature.  Today we’re pleased to announce that based on the suggestions received, we’ve implemented the following updates to quizzes: Preview quiz: Before you assign a […]

Activities & TipsFeatures - Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2011

Teacher Rollout Resources

Teacher rollout resources are now available in the Help Center!  These new resources were created to make your Edmodo rollout easier by providing a sample template for getting your students (and parents) started with Edmodo. The content consists of materials created by the Edmodo team as well as a selection of materials created by educators […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011

Save the Date: Tundra Connections: A Global Webcast Event, Nov.14-16

  Polar bears. Scientists. The Arctic! It’s hard to imagine a more exciting classroom experience than joining a live, free webcast from the tundra during the peak of the polar bear migration near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. We are thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Polar Bears International to host 3-days of global webcasts for the Edmodo community. […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2011

Event Details for Tundra Connections Global Webcast- Register Now

Last week we announced that we’ve partnered with Polar Bears International to host 3-days of live global webcasts for the Edmodo community, so you and your students can learn first-hand about climate change, oceans, polar bears, and other arctic animals.  Today we’re excited to provide additional details on the curriculum for each webcast and the experts who will […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011

The Big Adventure

Our first post from Tundra Explorer Andy McKiel. ***** Well, hello again fellow Edmodians! It’s been several months since the last time Edmodo gave me the opportunity to use this space to connect with you.  The last time my words were posted here was live from ISTE in Philadelphia at the end of June.  I […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

New Release: Join Group URL, More Quiz Enhancements and Greek Language

We’ve just released a few new features that we think you’ll be excited about! Here’s a quick overview of what’s new: Join Group URL Now you can publicize your group and invite others to join, without giving away the group code. The new “request to join URL” is a unique, auto generated URL that you […]

Features - Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Spotlight Webinar: From Computer Lab to 1:1

We are pleased to announce the next installment in the Edmodo Spotlight Webinar series, highlighting how teachers use Edmodo in tech environments ranging from computer labs to full 1:1 rollouts. Session Title: Edmodo: From Computer Lab to 1:1 When:  November 16, 6pm Eastern (USA) Hosts: Amanda Youngblood, Olympia High School, Orlando, FL; Geri Campeau, Mater Dei High […]

News & EventsSchools & Districts - Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2011

3 Ways to Recognize Veteran’s Day with Students as shared by the Edmodo Community

Every day, teachers share thousands of different types of digital content with their students and colleagues. For teachers who are recognizing Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day in class today, consider integrating one of these content items into your lesson.  All of these are among the most shared content in Edmodo this week. The History of […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011

Edmodo Receives Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

We’re excited to announce that Edmodo has been presented with Tech & Learning’s 2011 Award of Excellence! This award recognizes K-12 technology that breaks new ground or adds significant enhancements to proven education tools.  It’s an honor to have been selected by a panel of more than 30 educators who tested over 160 entries to […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011

Report from the Tundra: Magical Moments

First post from Andy McKiel as he sets out on his Tundra connections.  See a Recap of his adventures in Venture Beat! My first day in Churchill was filled with so many incredible experiences that I don’t even know how to start relating all of them. So many notable and memorable things have occurred already, […]

News & EventsTeacher Stories - Posted on Sunday, November 13th, 2011

FETC 2012 Welcomes Edmodo Educators with Conference Discount Offer

The Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) is pleased to provide the Edmodo community with an additional $15 off the price of full conference registration* for this year’s conference. This means that if you register before the early bird deadline of December 16, 2011, you can enjoy three days of the event for only $200, a […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011

Spotlight Webinar Recording Available

The recording from last week’s Spotlight Webinar, entitled Edmodo: From Computer Lab to 1:1, is now available. The webinar features Amanda Youngblood from Orange County Public Schools in Florida and Mark Madison from McCracken County Public Schools in Kentucky. Amanda and Mark discuss how Edmodo can be used in classrooms with a single computer as well […]

News & EventsSchools & Districts - Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

New Release: Mobile Gradebook, Assignment Annotation and More

We released a few new features just before many educators in the US took off for the Thanksgiving holiday.  In case you missed it, following are some highlights of what’s new: Assignment Annotation via Crocodoc  Teachers can now make comments and edits to student assignments. This is especially useful if you want to just add some […]

Features - Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2011

Edmodo Webinar Schedule – December 2011

Edmodo offers a variety of webinars to help you learn new ways to use Edmodo in your classroom, school or district.  The following is a schedule of webinars offered for the month of December: Introduction to Edmodo – Tuesdays at 4:00 pm EST This introductory webinar is designed for teachers and will teach you how to […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2011

3 Tips for Easy Content Sharing

Over the past couple months, Edmodo has added some features that make it even easier for you to view and share your favorite content. Play View: Don’t have time to download all of the resources in a folder and just want a quick overview of the content?  Use Play View to quickly scan the folder’s […]

Activities & TipsFeatures - Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2011

How to Annotate Assignments in Edmodo

Last week we released a new annotation feature that allows teachers to make comments and edits on student assignments. We received a number of questions about how this new feature works, so we’ve created this how-to video to help.

Activities & TipsFeatures - Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Edmodo iPhone Update with Mobile Gradebook Now Available

Last week we announced our new Android app update and today we are pleased to announce the new iPhone and iPad apps are available! The latest version of the app gives teachers full access to their gradebook, allowing them to view and grade assignments directly from their mobile device.  For students, the new app provides the ability […]

Features - Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Welcome Greylock Partners and Benchmark Capital to the Edmodo Team

We’re excited to share with you that the Edmodo team has expanded! This morning, we’re pleased to announce that Greylock Partners and Benchmark Capital have joined the Edmodo team.  In addition, Reid Hoffman, Greylock Managing Partner and LinkedIn Founder & Chairman, has joined the Edmodo Board along with Matt Cohler, General Partner of Benchmark Capital and […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Holiday Checklist: Get Ready for 2012 with Edmodo

As many of you prepare for a holiday break, we want to provide you with helpful ways to get organized and prepared for the New Year. Each day this week we’ll be doing a new blog post that outlines tips on how you can plan for your Edmodo rollout in 2012. Today we begin day […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011

Holiday Checklist Day 2: Organizing Groups and Resources

Day two of our 2012 holiday checklist is all about organizing your new groups and resources. Follow these easy steps to get started: Once you’ve acquainted yourself with Edmodo, you’ll want to get all your groups created.  How you decide to name and organize your groups is up to you.  Many teachers choose to do […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Holiday Checklist Day 3: Getting Students Signed Up

Day 3 of our 2012 holiday checklist walks you through how to get your students signed up for Edmodo. Once you’ve organized your groups and resources, follow these steps to get your students on Edmodo: Introduce students to Edmodo by showing them the Edmodo at a Glance video. Help students understand how they can sign […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Holiday Checklist Day 4: Edmodo Mini-Lessons

Now that your students are signed up, day 4 of our holiday checklist is all about engaging your students in Edmodo. As you’re wrapping up for the holidays, consider using one of these simple Edmodo mini-lessons to help students reflect on what they’ve learned and prepare for the year ahead. Best and Worst of 2011 […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Holiday Checklist Day 5: Relax & Reflect

For many of you, today is the last day of school before holiday break, and it’s the final day of our holiday checklist. So what’s left to do before the new year begins? Relax and reflect on all your accomplishments! We know you’ve worked hard, and we’ve enjoyed reading tweets and stories shared in our communities about all the wonderful […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011

11 Most Read Blog Posts of 2011

It’s been a great year here at Edmodo – we released a slew of new features, held our first user conference, launched our first Featured Blogger series and much much more! To recap the year, we wanted to share with you the most read blog posts of the year.  Which was your favorite? 11. It […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

A Fun Little Project for Your Holiday: Edmodo Mini-lesson Challenge

Last week, we posted a quick Edmodo mini-lesson that focused on reflecting on 2011 and planning for the year to come.  The response from the educator community to these lessons was amazing – teachers all over the world created “Best and Worst of 2011” and “2012 Resolutions” groups and had a great time discussing the results […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Project Based Learning with Edmodo

A few weeks ago, Dayna Laur from the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) conducted an excellent webinar about using Edmodo to facilitate project based learning. Last week she shared her experiences in a blog post that teachers can use as a blueprint for creating their own PBL lessons.  In the post, Dayna describes how she used […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2011