The Edmodo Rap

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August 30th, 2012
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At Edmodo, we get lots of emails from teachers, but last week we received one that took us all by surprise.

The email contained an Edmodo rap by Robert Eller, the husband of  Angela Eller, a 2nd grade teacher at Dillard Street Elementary in Winter Garden, FL. A banker by day, rapping has been been Robert’s favorite pastime for the last 12 years. When his wife Angela had heard about Edmodo a few weeks ago, she knew the site would revolutionize the way kids interact in and out of her classroom. She mentioned to Robert that it would be cool to introduce them to Edmodo in a fun way to get them excited about using it on a daily basis – and the idea for a rap was conceived.

Robert did his research, learning as much as he could about the features of Edmodo. He then made a beat, started writing and came up with an awesome rap which he shared with Angela.

Angela and her principal, Dr. Mark Shanoff, took it to the next level. Angela forwarded it to teachers at her current and former school, while Dr. Shanoff forwarded it to administrative staff throughout Orange County. Needless to say, it was a hit! With a bit of encouragement from Angela and Dr. Shanoff, Robert decided to send it to us, and we’re glad he did.  We think it’s a great way to introduce Edmodo to students and with his permission, we wanted to share it with the entire Edmodo community.

Without further adieu, here is the Edmodo rap. Enjoy!

UPDATE [11/5/12] : Robert received so much great feedback from everyone on the Edmodo Rap, that he decided to put together a site with educational rap videos. Check out his new site at www.commoncorerap.com

Edmodo
Music and lyrics: Robert Eller

Chorus x 2
Edmodo, sign in, upload a photo
It’s the place to go, if you want to know
It’s the place to post, if you want to grow
From apprentice to pro, check Edmodo

Verse
Alright kids, this isn’t a test yet
But do you know where to go practice assessments?
Or put yourself in the shoes of history’s legends?
And help your friends understand, if they don’t get it?
Edmodo, write fast, I’ll spell it slow though
E-D-M-O-D-O
.com on the end, is where you begin
On the homepage click student sign-in
Know your group code, then grab a pen
To write down your ID, in case you forget
Once you’re in, write down the parent code so
Your mom or dad can use Edmodo
So, they know that you’re doing well, in fact
They can help you with homework in your backpack
Help you earn a badge, you can show the class

You could be the expert in science or math
Or write something to inspire, climb a little higher
In every subject, your mind is will never tire
If you keep it motion, knowledge is potent

Connect with other students across the ocean
And tell’em what’s happening in your class
You could tell’em a joke, you can make them can laugh
Keep it appropriate, nothing offensive
To make them unhappy and get defensive

Be responsible, being mean is expensive
It could cost you friends and Edmodo permissions
And you don’t wanna miss out on secret missions
Teachers will assign, offline you can’t see them

Read about great people, say I can be them
Be nice to your classmates so you can meet them
In and out of school, Edmodo is a tool
You can dive into, like a digital pool
Of knowledge, ride the new age wave to college
Connect like Legos and strive to astonish

Chorus x 2
Edmodo, sign in, upload a photo
It’s the place to go, if you want to know
It’s the place to post, if you want to grow
From apprentice to pro, check Edmodo


40 Responses to “The Edmodo Rap”

  1. Patience says:

    This is cooL! I’m going to share this with my colleagues and my students. :)

  2. kool says:

    haha that is very creative and funny!!

  3. charles says:

    nice man never heard a nice sounding educational rap

  4. jeanpaul17 says:

    that was really nice i hope u guys could have video of that song :)

  5. susie says:

    This is awesome! I’m a tech teacher and been trying to get my teachers to try Edmodo in their elementary classrooms…your Rap takes all the mystery out and makes it Edmodo sound totally possible. Love the lyrics!

  6. jaconna says:

    i luv the rap

  7. Jaide says:

    Nice. I showed this to my teacher (although we already have Edmodo) she might find it interesting.

  8. Karen says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait to share with my students.

  9. AHartry says:

    Great!!! I will use to introduce Edmodo to my students.

  10. Roger says:

    Just reading the lyrics alone gives a great overview, the beat and rap is a bonus!

  11. Stephanie Ijomor says:

    I LOVE this rap it is awesome!!!

  12. Dorothea says:

    Great intro to Edmodo! Can just hear the kids trying to sing the lyrics.

  13. haley says:

    Its a awesome rap

  14. dee says:

    i love the song i showed to every body i lve it they love it and i hope u now that u took a bounch of words and made it have a rithem and its great and i hope other peps can see it to

  15. Angelfish says:

    Kudos! Superb rap!

  16. Yvonne Akers says:

    Love the creativity! Robert, don’t stop writing education raps. Great way to connect with students in 2012.

  17. Belinda says:

    Very cool imma share it with my teacher and class :)

  18. Elisha says:

    sooooo cool unbeleivable but funny as well haha

  19. Mary Greene says:

    I found your rap too late for my Fall semester class, but I am definitely using it for introduction to the Spring semester class which starts next week. Thanks for taking the time to show students and teachers how to be creative when introducing new material to students.

  20. Jordan says:

    I love it i shared it on facebook

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