2013 Year in Review, All in Rhyme (Just for You)
Posted by: Lucia Giacomantonio
Check out the amazing year we’ve had together with this holiday-themed poem that highlights how you’ve helped bring joy to our world over the past twelve months!
Twas the night before break, when all through the halls
Not a student was stirring, because they were all at malls.
The grades had been entered by the teachers with care,
For it was the last thing required to be free from there.
As teachers got nestled in their comfortable beds,
The realization they could sleep in entered their heads.
No more alarm clocks, or getting dressed in a snap;
Over holiday break, they could take nap after nap.
Soon each teacher was dreaming and remembering what they’d done;
Thinking about all the past year’s lessons, created one-by-one.
Edmodo helped them do it, in what seemed like a flash.
Connecting, sharing, and making a learning splash.
Groups were created, one for each class;
Students were invited and joined en masse.
Then, before their wondering eyes did appear,
School work in an online atmosphere!
Classrooms were flipped, fast and quick;
Homework assigned with a simple click.
With word-of-mouth, more teachers came,
And soon more were asking for Edmodo by name.
“Now, LearnStreet! Now, zondle! Now, Elesapiens and DigitWhiz!
On, Bongo! On, Digital Passport! On, Audioboo and Les Mis!
Apps for multiple subjects and easy to install,
Now launch away! Launch away! Launch away all!”
When teachers spoke, Edmodo listened to every word,
And worked to show that teachers were heard.
From assignment locking, image scrolling, and more,
Edmodo released new features for its product and store.
From webinars to teacher tips, and becoming available in Chinese,
Edmodo made integrating tech into classrooms a breeze.
When teachers spoke their digital language, students began to thrive.
And let’s not forget: Edmodo turned five!
In lieu of presents, the company wished to make teachers merry,
Make their eyes sparkle and cheeks blush like a cherry.
So there were spotlights, giveaways, and contests, too.
Anything to celebrate all that teachers do.
At Edmodocon, teachers were welcomed with open arms.
With 27,000 from 170 countries registered, they came in swarms.
Awards were given, advice and insight shared.
At 11 hours, it showed how much teachers cared.
As teachers began to stir and awaken from a dream-like state,
They got excited to see that they actually slept past eight.
While deciding whether to get up, or stay in bed,
They began to wonder about the year ahead.
A new semester and set of students were out there waiting.
Once the bell starts ringing, more lessons, quizzes, and grading.
“Stop!” the teachers said among themselves.
“This break is the time to think of ourselves.”
But before the teachers started to go about their days,
Edmodo wanted to give them one last bit of praise.
“Thank you to every educator! We hold you all so dear.
Cheers to a relaxing, peaceful, and happy New Year!”