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What’s Cooking for Thanksgiving? How about the #KidsCreateKatMcGee Writing Contest!

Thanksgiving is around the corner, bringing with it turkey, mashed potatoes and tons of free time for kids. Here’s a great way to mix reading with the holidays: the #KidsCreateKatMcGee writing contest hosted by Edmodo, BiblioNasium, School Library Journal and In This Together Media. The Menu: For starters—Read Kat McGee and the School of Christmas Spirit by Rebecca Munsterer. For the main […]

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Top 5 Edmodo Connect Apps for iPad

To save valuable time in the classroom, Edmodo Connect allows teachers and students to log in to third-party website and mobile apps using their Edmodo credentials. This lets everyone in class access multiple sources of content quickly and easily with a single username and password, eliminating the need to manage a number of online account […]

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Digital Citizenship Week is Here

Digital Citizenship Week is the perfect time for students, teachers, parents, and administrators to talk about online responsibility and appropriate conduct. To help foster these conversations, download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit we created in partnership with Common Sense Media, which includes activities and lessons that you can use to introduce digital citizenship concepts. Teaching […]

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Register for the October 21 “Digital Age of Assessment” Webinar

Topic: Digital Literacy in the Age of Assessment Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 4:00 pm EDT Host: Kate Baker, Edmodo Support Ambassador and teacher at Southern Regional High Kate Baker teaches 9th and 12th grade English classes at Southern Regional High in Manahawkin, New Jersey, and uses Edmodo to explore digital literacy and teach Common Core standards […]

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Drawing Conclusions: How Weezer Helps Teach My Students About Inferences

My students know the concept of inferencing. They can define it for me. They can even tell me the difference in an inference and a simple observation. But when I looked at the data from last year’s test, I saw they performed poorly on questions that required inferencing. I know that I need to have […]

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Calling All Teachers: Encourage Students to Create the Next Kat McGee Adventure!

Are you looking for a fun way to teach reading comprehension? Great research strategies? To get your kiddos interested in the world and get them published in the process? Here’s your chance! Edmodo, BiblioNasium, In This Together Media, and School Library Journal have joined forces for the #KidsCreateKatMcGee contest. To enter, break your students into […]

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Get Free Common Core Resources in a Snap

If you’re using Edmodo Snapshot, you already know how easy it is to assess and gather student data on Common Core progress. Looking for a quick way to find relevant, standards-aligned resources that can help you close learning gaps? The search is over. With a new Resource Recommendations feature, you can now use Snapshot to […]

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Build Community: Teach Digital Citizenship in Edmodo

Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship Starter Kit offers engaging activities designed for the Edmodo platform. Did you know we offer digital literacy and citizenship activities on Edmodo? In 2012 we partnered with the popular social network for teachers and students to create the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit, based on our free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship […]

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Allusions of Grandeur: Teaching Critical Thinking Through the Music of Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter is the greatest songwriter in the universe. Some people might argue that choosing such a person is a subjective process, but trust me: this is just a fact. His style varies and the music does not fit neatly into any category, but it is all good. Ritter’s songs are poetic. His lyrics are […]

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Mood Swings: Using Lyrics to Teach Contrasting Writing Concepts

Sometimes I can sneak up on my students like a metaphorical ninja and before they know it, I have dropped some literary terms into their brains. A throwing star of knowledge right in the face. Music is something that allows that to happen. They do not realize they are learning something as boring as literary […]

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Top 5 Math and ELA-Based Apps

Yesterday, we introduced you to five creativity-based apps perfect for back-to-school. Today, we’d like to share five more, to supplement your Common Core lessons plans. Available on the Edmodo Store, each of the following apps is focused on Math or ELA, and helps make learning personal and fun—some are even games that students will never […]

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Top 5 Creativity Apps for Your Classroom

You know the power of Edmodo for streamlining student assignments and simplifying teaching with technology. Power up your lesson plans even further and ignite your students’ imaginations with these creativity-based apps from the Edmodo Store: 5. eduCanon Interactive Video Great for video lessons, gauging comprehension Price: Free Embed questions into online videos and transform content into an […]

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Support Tip of the Week: Discover Where Your Students Stand in a Snap

It’s a new school year, and even if you have brand new students, Edmodo is here to help you to start the year knowing exactly where your students stand on Common Core and other state standards. A pre-assessment at the beginning of a school, semester, or unit year paves the way for you to deliver […]

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The Power of Edmodo and Small Groups

Just one student can change your life. One visually-impaired student and Edmodo changed my teaching. I have been using Edmodo for several years, but not until this year did I realize its power. Why did I choose Edmodo for my class and Armondo? It’s a safe learning platform, allows for the integration of  multimedia tools, is great for differentiated instruction, and acts […]

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Calling All Students: Create the Next Kat McGee Adventure!

What story would you tell? Ever dream of becoming an author? Want to create your own adventure? Want to see your imagination come alive on the page? We have a challenge just for you! School Library Journal, Edmodo, and In This Together Media want YOU to be the brains behind the next Kat McGee book. In her […]

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Support Tip of the Week: Quick and Easy Ways to Get Your Students on Edmodo

While an empty classroom may be peaceful, it’s not where learning happens. The same goes for an Edmodo Group; you want your students signed up and added to your Group so they can engage with the rich learning opportunities Edmodo provides. As a teacher, you have full control over who enters your Edmodo Groups, and […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom

Want to make your students good digital citizens? Sneak a peek at last night’s #EdmodoChat on Twitter and see how other educators define digital citizenship, learn the essentials they use to keep students safe in a digital world, get advice on how to add digital safety to your lessons plans, and more! Want to join the conversation? Follow […]

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Back-to-School Readiness: New Privacy Resources

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the privacy of our users, we’re excited to let you know that we’ve partnered with the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a Washington DC-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices, to help educate schools, teachers, parents, and policymakers about privacy issues. Today, FPF announced […]

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Design New Ways to Spark Student Creativity With Tackk

Aside from being a teacher for five years for the School District of Philadelphia, most recently at Crossroads Accelerated Academy at Meade, I’m a husband, father, veteran, coach, and Scout Leader. On a flight from Philadelphia to Florida, I saw an advertorial in my in-flight magazine for Tackk, a free way to create web pages […]

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Support Tip of the Week: Help Students Express Themselves With Custom Avatars

Here’s a new buzz word for you: Edmodentity. What’s that, you say? We say it’s the personal sense of connection one feels to their Edmodo account. Because a student who’s engaged is a student who’s invested, they can now personalize their Edmodo experience and express their true Edmodentity with avatars. With the new Edmodo Avatar […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Starting the School Year With Edmodo

Looking for ways to flip your classroom this back-to-school season? Find out how you can do just that with Edmodo. Check out last night’s #EdmodoChat on Twitter to see how other teachers use Edmodo to get ready for the new school year and secure parent buy-in, and discover their favorite activities, apps, and more. Want to join the conversation? Follow @Edmodo and add […]

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Ace the School Year With Edmodo Webinars and FAQs

Just like your students, even teachers sometimes forget a thing or two over the summer. Your students have you for support, so we created something you can rely on: the Edmodo Help Center. With hundreds of resources, it’s got everything you need to become an Edmodo techxpert. As you ramp up for another school year, […]

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Get Your EdmodoCon 2014 Recordings, Certificate, and More

Want to keep the inspiring momentum of EdmodoCon going? Now you can: Download your Certificate of Attendance. Show off your participation to all your colleagues. You gathered a lot of great ideas during our day of professional development  and here’s your proof! Display your EdmodoCon 2014 Badge. Check out your Edmodo Profile for our exclusive […]

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10 Things I Learned at EdmodoCon 2014

While we were busy behind-the-scenes running EdmodoCon technologically, our presenters were up front and center, recording everything they saw and heard socially. Valerie Knauer, who presented “From Tech Illiterate to Tech Savvy: How to Foster Non-Cognitive Skills in Edmodo,” counted down everything she learned on Twitter (@vjknauer). Check out her top 10 takeaways and add […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: EdmodoCon 2014 Takeaways

Are you still reeling from EdmodoCon? So are we!  So much goes into planning the event and it’s inspiring to see and hear all the ways it helps you in the days that follow. Last night, educators gathered on Twitter to talk about where they watched EdmodoCon, their favorite sessions, and how they’ll put everything […]

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5 Ways to Prep for EdmodoCon 2014 on August 6

EdmodoCon 2014 is only two days away! We know how you love to plan ahead, so here’s a short to-do list to get you ready for the virtual, all-day event. Just don’t forget that EdmodoCon is THIS Wednesday, August 6, from 7:00 am–6:00 pm PDT! Download the starter kit. A handy-dandy guide that will make […]

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4 Ways to Become a Snapshot Trailblazer

Common Core has raised a lot of questions over the past year and will generate even more come back-to-school. Thanks to Edmodo Snapshot, thousands of you have already found some answers and are looking for an easy way to share it with your fellow teachers. Now through October 31, you can sign up to be […]

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Meet Steve Johnson, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend! Steve Johnson Teaching Mythology with Technology: Engaging Students in […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Why Educators Love EdmodoCon

EdmodoCon is just a week and a half away, and judging from last night’s #EdmodoChat, you’re just as excited as we are! Both veterans and newbies participated, sharing resources, most anticipated sessions, and tips on how to get the most out of the educational professional development event of the year. If you want to become […]

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Meet Monique Dalli & Jessica McCarthy, EdmodoCon 2014 Speakers

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend! Edmodo That! Unique Ways to Connect and Learn Wednesday, […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Using Edmodo for Professional Development

All week long, we’ve been talking about EdmodoCon—the educational professional development event of the year. Just last night, our Ambassadors were talking about how Edmodo can be used for PD. What timing! Check out how your fellow educators work with each other to chat, share ideas, create a backchannel, and more, when logged in to Edmodo at a conference […]

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Meet Shellie Carson & Deanna Menchaca, EdmodoCon 2014 Speakers

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Building and Spreading the Edmodo Wildfire Wednesday, August […]

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Meet Valerie (Shull) Knauer, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Valerie (Shull) Knauer From Tech Illiterate to Tech […]

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Meet Nathan Garvin, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Nathan Garvin “Leveling Up” Student Writing With Badges […]

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Meet James Garner & Rachel Stokes, EdmodoCon 2014 Speakers

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Creating a Diverse, College- and Career-Ready Tech Culture […]

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Meet Beatrice Lopez, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend! Beatrice Lopez Solving D3: Data-Driven, Differentiated Instruction Wednesday, August […]

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Meet Stacy Lynn Fritz, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend! Stacy Lynn Fritz Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls: Connecting […]

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Meet Sheryl Place, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Sheryl Place Redefining Learning with Limited Tech Wednesday, […]

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Meet Robert Miller, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Robert Miller So You Think You Know Your […]

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Register for Our July 22 “Train-the-Trainer” Webinar

As educators, you’re the power behind our network—every day, you collaborate and communicate with peers, administrators, students, parents, and publishers. You help our global learning community curate valuable resources, differentiate and personalize learning, assess growth, and enhance their practice daily. Join us for a free, one-hour “Train-the-Trainer” webinar on Tuesday, July 22 (1:00 pm PDT/4:00 […]

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How to Host an EdmodoCon 2014 Viewing Party

Being a teacher, you know the value of learning in groups—and we all agree it’s more fun, too. So how about turning professional development into a party? An EdmodoCon viewing party! With EdmodoCon in just four short weeks, it’s time to start planning with your fellow teachers and colleagues to get the most out of […]

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Calling All Aspiring Edmodo Ambassadors

Are you passionate about changing the world of education through ed­tech? Do you have a special place in your heart for Edmodo? Are you an early adopter when it comes to the latest classroom tools and practices? If you answered yes to these questions, are looking for way to inspire other educators, and want to […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Unlimited Ideas for Classrooms With Limited Access

Living in a digital world can be a challenge when you’re a teacher with limited access to devices. In last night’s #EdmodoChat, educators shared ways they make it work in the classroom and on Edmodo. From BYOD to Small Groups, connecting with other classrooms, and more, teachers proved that their devices may be limited, but their imaginations are not! […]

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Webinar Rewind: The Many Ways to Assess Your Students With Edmodo

Just like you, Rob Zdrojewski has to gauge student understanding of classroom content and Common Core State Standards. Since the best advice comes from people who’ve already walked a mile in your shoes, Zdrojewski wants to share how he uses Edmodo to take the guessing out of assessing his middle school students. Watch his recent […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Uncovering Edmodo’s Hidden Treasures

Our Ambassadors are more than Edmodo experts—they’re practically professional Tweeters!  In last night’s #EdmodoChat, they shared the features they use most (teachers LOVE their badges) and discussed ways to use the ones they’re less familiar with. Check out their ideas, examples, and expertise! Want to join the conversation? Follow @Edmodo and add your Tweets to the #EdmodoChat every Thursday at 7:00 pm EST. Looking […]

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Keep Students Tuned In to Safety Year-Round

This is a guest post from Billy Krakower, in recognition of Internet Safety Month. A 3rd and 4th grade teacher of computer technology at Beatrice Gilmore in Woodland Park, New Jersey, and an Edmodo Certified Trainer and Ambassador, he understands the value of keeping students protected online. Cyber safety is very important to teach at […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Gamification on Edmodo

Last night, our worldwide community of educators participated in an #EdmodoChat on Twitter to talk gamification. See what ideas, examples, and expertise was shared, and find new ways to gamify your classroom and engage students on Edmodo! Want to join the conversation? Follow @Edmodo and add your Tweets to the #EdmodoChat every Thursday at 7:00 pm EST. Looking for other […]

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Webinar Rewind: Creating a Blended Elementary Classroom with Edmodo

The flipped-classroom creates a personalized brand of learning that excites and engages students in ways traditional homework never could. In her 2nd grade classroom, Sarah Eaton ignites a desire to learn by providing her students with polls, apps downloaded from the Edmodo Store, and other activities meant to extend learning in and outside of her […]

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Join the Founders4Schools Community on Edmodo

To build connections between classrooms and successful, growing business leaders, Founders4Schools has launched a community on Edmodo. Based in the UK, Founders4Schools provides teachers with a quick and easy way to create events that inspire students to consider business and entrepreneurship as a high impact career choice. At each event, high quality, inspiring local founders […]

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Kindness Matters: Writing with StoryLines Pages & Edmodo

This is a guest post from Sandy McConnell, a 5th grade teacher at Bagby Elementary. Originally published on Mrs. McConnell’s Blog, she shares her perspective of StoryLines, an app recently developed and released by Edmodo. Want to see yourself on the Edmodo Blog? Submit your story. I co-teach a class of 36 fifth graders with Sheila Monger, our inclusive […]

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Make Summer a Page Turner With Reward-Based Reading Program

As a teacher, it’s fun to see how kids form and share their thoughts when discovering new things about the world. To help keep them engaged and expressive while school’s out, Edmodo is partnering with the DOGObooks Summer Reading program. Participation is free and, even better, it’s rewarding! For every three books students review, they’ll […]

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“Welcome to Edmodo” Webinars – May 2014

New to Edmodo? Or simply want a refresher? Sign up for a free, live webinar. Hosted by our award-winning Support team, you’ll get an overview of Edmodo’s core features, with a focus on teacher and student use, and learn the basics alongside other educators. You’ll also have a chance to submit questions and get live […]

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Three More Tips to Borrow for Using Edmodo in Your Library

Earlier this month, we introduced you to Shannon McClintock Miller, super teacher-librarian and a huge fan of giving students access to technology in education. Shannon uses Edmodo in her district’s library in so many creative ways, we had to turn her story into a two-part series in order to share three more of her recommendations: 1) Banding […]

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Register for Our May 20 Teachers’ Lounge Webinar

Topic: Creating a Blended Elementary Classroom with Edmodo Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm EST Host: Sarah Eaton, Elementary School Teacher, Edmodo Support Ambassador, and Elementary New User Group Leader Sarah Eaton is a 2nd grade teacher at Elizabeth Scott Elementary in Chester, VA, and an Edmodo Support Ambassador. In this live 30-minute […]

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Webinar Rewind: When the Teacher’s Away, Edmodo Keeps Student Learning in Play

Sheryl Place wants to make sure her students are always learning, even if she’s absent. As a 9-12th Grade ESOL (English Language Learners) teacher at Killian Senior High School in Miami, FL, Place uses Edmodo to keep students accountable and to create assignments that engage them, especially when she’s out of the classroom. Watch her […]

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Three Kindergarten-Sized Approaches to Edmodo

Today is Kindergarten Day, honoring the birthday of Friedrich Froebe, who impacted education in innumerable ways after founding the first kindergarten in 1837. While Edmodo is the number one social learning platform for K-12 education, we recently met some kindergarten teachers who wondered whether it’s too advanced for their students. The answer, of course, is a […]

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Using Edmodo for Exit Tickets and Other Formative Assessment

This is a guest post from Kelly Croy, 7th grade Language Arts teacher at Oak Harbor Middle School. The post was originally published on WiredEducator.com. Want to see yourself on the Edmodo Blog? Submit your story. I’ve been using Edmodo for the past two years and I love it. As a middle school English teacher, […]

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Unleash the Power of Positivity With StoryLines Pages

Looking for a great end-of-year activity for your classroom? With the new StoryLines Pages app on Edmodo, you can teach students to give and receive one of life’s best skills: positive reinforcement. Inspired by the story All Good Things by Sister Helen Mrosla, StoryLines Pages is a collaborative classroom activity where students learn the power […]

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Register for Our April 15 Teachers’ Lounge Webinar

Topic: When the Teacher’s Away, Edmodo Keeps Student Learning in Play Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm EST Host: Sheryl Place, Edmodo Support Ambassador and Certified Trainer Sheryl Place is a 9-12th Grade ESOL (English Language Learners) teacher at Killian Senior High School in Miami, FL, as well as an Edmodo Support Ambassador […]

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Webinar Rewind: Designing Positive Critique Groups and Peer Collaboration With Edmodo

Kimberly Larson knows first-hand that teaching kids how to offer and take criticism well is its own art form. As a 9-12th Grade Graphics & Design Teacher at Effingham College and Career Academy in Rincon, GA, Larson has mastered how to use peer collaboration and feedback to help students improve their communication skills and each […]

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Bringing Historical Perspectives to Life on Edmodo

This is a guest post from Zoe Parrish, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (or ITRT) for Goochland County’s Elementary Schools. The post was originally published on her blog, Power On. Want to see yourself on the Edmodo Blog? Submit your story. The other week my colleague, Ms. Carter, and I spent some time brainstorming ways to […]

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Tips & Tricks: Powering Up Your Edmodo Network, Part Three

In this three-part blog series, discover three ways you can use Edmodo to build connections, supercharge your own education, and make the most of our community of sharing, powered by you. Communities are built on the relationships between its individuals and the strength of your connections is illustrated every day on Edmodo. Every time you […]

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Tips & Tricks: Powering Up Your Edmodo Network, Part Two

In this three-part blog series, discover three ways you can use Edmodo to build connections, supercharge your own education, and make the most of our community of sharing, powered by you. No one can understand your everyday challenges or celebrate your milestones like another teacher. With more educators on our network than any other place […]

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Tips & Tricks: Powering Up Your Edmodo Network, Part One

In this three-part blog series, discover three ways you can use Edmodo to build connections, supercharge your own education, and make the most of our community of sharing, powered by you. You already trust Edmodo as the safe, secure way to connect your classroom and students with technology. Did you know it’s also a great […]

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Great Formulas for Common Core Math Prep

“When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.” – Chinese proverb Are you ready for the Common Core State Standards being implemented next school year? If you’re looking for lesson plans to help you prepare, check out the Edmodo Communities; it’s where […]

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Ban Bossy and Encourage Leadership in the Classroom

The girl with the courage to raise her hand in class, or voice her opinion on Edmodo, becomes a woman with confidence. As educators, there are small changes each of us can make to have a big impact on girls’ ambitions. To help close the gender leadership gap, LeanIn.Org and Girl Scouts of the USA […]

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Connect to Third-Party Apps With Edmodo

We’re excited to announce Edmodo Connect, a new feature that lets you log in to your favorite educational content with your Edmodo username and password. What does this mean? No more creating multiple accounts across apps or websites, filling out long sign up forms, entering the same information over and over, or managing (and remembering) […]

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Register for Our First Spanish-Language Intro Webinar

Topic: Bienvenido a Edmodo (Welcome to Edmodo) Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 Time: 4:30 pm GMT/8:30 am PST Host: Aleksis Psychas, Edmodo Support team member Aleksis Psychas is based in Madrid, Spain, and a member of our award-winning Support team. In this 30-minute webinar, he’ll help you find new ways to use Edmodo in your classroom, school, […]

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Calculate the Perfect Collaboration Equation on Edmodo

As a math teacher, one of the biggest problems I face is student engagement and participation. There is no single formula for how my students learn, but thanks to Edmodo’s Small Groups and Co-Teacher features, I’ve discovered new ways to communicate with students, share resources, and encourage collaboration—within my own classroom and on a worldwide […]

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Go for Gold With Olympic-Sized Lesson Plans

What better way than sports and games to making learning fun? Take advantage of 17 days of Winter Olympics this month to create lessons in a variety of subject areas like geography, politics, sportsmanship, science, math, and more. Need some inspiration? Check out these fun and clever ideas shared by Edmodo educators: Gold, Silver, and […]

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Celebrating Black History Month on Edmodo

Since 1976, the U.S. has honored the history of African Americans by celebrating Black History Month and encouraging coordinated teaching across schools. Looking for new ways to create engaging Black History Month lessons across subjects and grade levels? Here are some ideas you can implement using Edmodo: Black Art History. Have students choose and research […]

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New Year, New Ways to Help Parents Get the Most Out of Edmodo

Parent Accounts make it easy to keep parents up-to-date on their child’s school activity, including assignments, grades, upcoming events, and more. The new year and new semester is the perfect time to get into the habit of showing parents what you can do on Edmodo. Need help understanding Parent Accounts and how to invite them […]

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FAQ: How to Manage Groups at the End of a Grading Period

As many of you wrap up the semester and gear up for the next one, you’ll be happy to know that you and your students can keep your existing Edmodo accounts across grading periods. There’s no need to create new ones; you can simply archive your old groups and create ones for the upcoming semester. […]

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Enter Our Ho-Ho-Holiday Cheer Giveaway

‘Tis the season to pull out your festive sweaters and deck those classroom walls….it’s our favorite time of year at Edmodo, and we want to see how you’re celebrating! Share your holiday photos on Pinterest with the hashtag #EdmodoCheer through December 31st for a chance to win an Edmodo prize pack. To enter: Take a […]

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Salute Veterans Day on Edmodo

In the U.S.,  November 11 is Veterans Day, a federal holiday that honors all who have served in the military. For educators looking to recognize armed service in the classroom, here are some resources and activities that your fellow teachers shared on Edmodo to help students understand what it means to be a veteran and […]

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Tips & Tricks: Safeguarding Your Groups

In celebration of Digital Citizenship Week, here are some best practices to ensure your Edmodo experience remains a safe and secure one: Keep your classroom protected. Edmodo is designed to give you complete control over groups and members. To make sure enrollment remains targeted: Only distribute your Group Code within your classroom. Never post it […]

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Updated Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Last year, we partnered with Common Sense Media to create a new resource for educators: the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit, which included activities and lessons designed to help teachers introduce digital citizenship concepts within Edmodo. Since then, and in response to educator requests, we’ve made some updates. Just in time for Digital Citizenship Week (Oct. […]

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Make Coding Fun for Students with LearnStreet

What do Edmodo, Twitter, Instagram, and even this blog have in common? Computer code. Considered one of the most important skills of the 21st century, coding can be difficult to teach in the high school classroom; complicated coding concepts often present challenges to engaging students and encouraging classroom interaction. A technology teacher for 15 years, […]

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Connected Educators: Enter to Win a Trip to FETC!

The power of the Edmodo network lies in the teacher-to-teacher connections made and strengthened every day. With over 26 million users strong, Edmodo is built one teacher, one connection, and one collaboration story at a time. To recognize and reward those dedicated to growing their Edmodo network, and who reach out and collaborate with other […]

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Five Ways to Get Your Students on Edmodo

Getting all your students to join Edmodo can sometimes be a challenge. We know you may not have the time to follow up with each one, so we’ve put together a few creative ways to help them set up their accounts: Set a deadline and award an Edmodo Badge or participation points for those who […]

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Training Resources to Help You Teach Edmodo

One of the best ways to train users on Edmodo is to hold a training session in Edmodo. Just as you would create an Edmodo Group for a class or an after-school club, you can also create a Group for a training or professional development session. This group can serve as a backchannel for discussion […]

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Back to School: Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered

It’s hard to believe, but summer is nearly over here in the U.S. We hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing break! Your friends at Edmodo know that it’s always a bit tough to get back into the swing of things as the tranquil, sunny days of summer transform into the fast-paced weeks of […]

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5 Ways to Use Audioboo in Your Classroom

This is a guest post by Matt Bergman, a teacher at the Milton Hershey School (Hershey, PA) who works with students living in poverty. He is the co-course designer of Regional Training Center’s (PA, MD, and NJ) graduate course on Universal Design for Learning. Matt is passionate about sharing his educational technology and Universal Design […]

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Host an EdmodoCon Viewing Party

On August 7th, 2013, Edmodo will be hosting its third annual professional development extravaganza, otherwise known as EdmodoCon. We hope you’ll tune in virtually or perhaps, if you’re located in the Bay area, attend in person. Organize a Viewing Party We believe learning together is better so we encourage you to consider hosting a viewing party […]

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A Guide to Getting Started With Edmodo

Whether you’re new to Edmodo or you’ve been a part of community for some time, we want you to make the most your Edmodo experience. For those looking to learn how to use Edmodo over the summer, here is a guide to help you get started! Sign Up for an Intro Webinar If you just […]

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How I Use Edmodo Over the Summer to Prepare For the New Year

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Travis Monk is a Biology teacher at Bishop Heelan Catholic High in Sioux City, Iowa. Introduce yourself to Travis or follow him on Twitter at @BiologyMonk Why I Started Using Edmodo I […]

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Advance Students’ Interest in STEM Through Robotics Summer Learning

This summer students have the opportunity to learn how to program robots, design games, animate stories, and earn a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes and scholarships through the Robotics Summer of Learning Program! About the Program The Robotics Summer of Learning Program, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy, is designed to advance students’ interests […]

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8 Tips to Encourage Engagement With Students

This is a guest post from Albert Roberts,  a secondary school teacher in Essex, UK.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form.  Connect with Albert on Edmodo and follow him on Twitter @Alberts_Mind Creating a consistent level of engagement with your students can be a challenge. As well as working out […]

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Teacher Katharine Hale Shares How She Uses Role Playing To Engage Students

This is a guest post from Katharine Hale, 5th grade teacher at Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Introduce yourself to Katharine or follow her on Twitter at @mshale5thgrade My fifth graders have been studying historical fiction in reading workshop and I decided I wanted […]

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2013 End of Year Best Practices

As the end of the school year draws near, here are some steps to take as you get ready for summer break: Archive Your Groups At the end of the school year we recommend that you archive your groups. Archiving a group saves all of the work and grades for the semester, and the group […]

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Going Paperless with Edmodo

This is a guest post from Melissa Butler, a 6th grade Language Arts teacher from South Orange, New Jersey.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Edmodo can transform the traditional chalkboard and a “turn-in-basket-classroom” into a digital, paperless atmosphere. Making the Decision to go Paperless I currently teach 6th-grade Language Arts […]

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Creating a Paperless Classroom With Edmodo Quizzes & Assignments

This is a guest post by Kelley Taylor, a 6th grade teacher at Christ the King School in Lexington, KY. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Kelley on Edmodo or follow her @kelley1221 Background I teach sixth grade language arts and religion at a Catholic school in Lexington, […]

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Edmodo Teachers Can Save 160 Million Pieces of Paper This Earth Week

Last month we polled teachers on Edmodo to find out how much paper you think you and your students go through per week and found that about half of teachers who use Edmodo still say they use at least 100 sheets of paper per week. If 1.6 million Edmodo teachers who on average use at least 100 sheets […]

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5 Effective Conversation Starters for Online Discussions

This is a guest post by Jill Rooney, Ph.D, a history professor at MassBay Community College. Jill also authors The Open Academic, a blog focused on student learning, online education, and higher education policy. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Jill on Edmodo or follow her on Twitter @JillRooney2 There’s […]

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6 Activities to Celebrate National Poetry Month

Next week marks the beginning of National Poetry Month and we’ve searched the Edmodo Communities for fun activities you can try in your classroom to celebrate. Try one of the ideas shared below during the month of April, or leave a comment below telling us about your favorite poetry-related activity. Poetry Jam – Shared by Mrs. Speck I have […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month With These 4 Teaching Resources

March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a few resources shared by Edmodo educators that you can use to help engage students around the important contributions of women in our history. If you have any resources or apps you’d like to share, post a comment below, or share in one of the Edmodo […]

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Using Google Hangouts and Edmodo to Engage Students

This is a guest post by Justin Talmadge, Technology Integration Specialist at Snoqualmie Valley School District. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Justin on Edmodo, follow him at @mrtalmadge or visit his blog. As an Instructional Technology Specialist working primarily with teachers, I am always looking at new […]

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Using StoryWorks and Edmodo for Debate and Persuasive Writing

This is a guest post from Lindsey Fuller, a 6th grade Elementary School Teacher in Decatur, Illinois.  The full version of her post can be found on her blog at 6thgradetales.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Lindsey on Edmodo or follow her @linlin8! My students really resist writing.  Any kind […]

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Elissa Malespina Created a “Compliments Group” to Boost Student Self-Esteem

This is a guest post by Elissa Malespina, a Librarian at South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Elisssa on Edmodo or follow her at @SOMSlibrary Middle School is a time when kids feel vulnerable and are trying […]

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Creating an International Book Club With Edmodo

This is a guest post from Sandy Brand, Library Media Specialist at Sparkman Middle School in Toney, Alabama.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Sandy on Edmodo or follow her at @SandyJBrand! Connecting Students in Alabama and France One of the things I love to do is to […]

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Flip Your Classroom With the Edmodo Scavenger Hunt

This is a guest post from Melissa Butler, a 6th grade Language Arts teacher from South Orange, New Jersey.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. I currently teach in a “brand new” 1:1 learning environment and Edmodo has undoubtedly enhanced both the teaching and learning experiences in my classroom. Flip […]

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Edmodo How-to: Managing Notifications

Notifications are a great way to keep a pulse on conversations happening in your Edmodo Groups. Here’s a quick guide on how to enable (or disable) notifications: Managing Notifications by Type (Posts, Replies, Direct Messages, Alerts) Select the “Account” drop-down arrow on your Edmodo toolbar. Click the “Settings” option in the drop-down menu. Select the “Email and Text Updates” […]

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Using Edmodo Quizzes for Personalized Learning

This is a guest post from Sharon Casadei, a 7th grade teacher in North Wales, Pennsylvania. The full version of her post can be found on her blog at Pact10Flip.wordpress.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. I am not a fan of the “math maintenance” in the traditional, “count as a […]

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Celebrate Digital Learning Day! 3 Ways to Participate with Edmodo

Digital Learning Day  is dedicated to celebrating teachers and shining a spotlight on technology use in classrooms across the country. Mark your calendars, this year it’s being celebrated on February 6, 2013. As an Edmodo educator, you’re doing great things with technology. Digital Learning Day is a great occasion to have that work recognized by sharing […]

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Making Global Connections: The Edmodo Pen Pal Project

This is a guest post from Tina Schmidt, a 3rd grade teacher at St. Ignatius of Antioch in Yardley, Pennsylvania. This post can also be found on her blog at tschmidt.edublogs.org. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Edmodo is an excellent platform for creating connections between classrooms in different parts […]

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Differentiating Homework Using Edmodo

This is a guest post from Jimmy Sapia, a 4th grade teacher at Springdale Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut. The full version of his post can be found on his blog at mrsapia.wordpress.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Edmodo is a tool that transformed how my classroom operates. While I use […]

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Edmodo Apps for MLK Day and Black History Month

On Monday, many classrooms around the U.S. will be commemorating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. We’ve pulled together a great list of Edmodo Apps to help engage students around the influential Dr. King, as well as apps you can use for Black History Month. If you have any resources or apps you’d like to share, […]

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Edmodo How-to: Scheduling Posts

With the latest version of Edmodo we rolled out a new feature that you may not have seen – the ability to schedule a post! This highly requested feature enables you to create assignments, quizzes, polls, alerts or notes ahead of time, and select a specific time when you want them posted to your group. […]

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Top 20 Shared Resources and Tools of 2012

Edmodo Communities are a great place to connect with other educators to share resources and best practices. Leveraging your network on Edmodo enables you to surface the best resources to meet the needs of your classroom. With the year coming to an end, we took at look at the top 20 tools and resources that […]

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Share Your Holiday Activities and Resources

The holidays are just around the corner and the Edmodo Communities are buzzing with activities and resources! Check out some of the great ideas we found and visit the communities to see more: Holiday Storyboard Project – Students make a storyboard of a classic children’s picture book on poster (could also use technology instead of poster […]

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Students as Screencasters: Flipping the Professional Development Model

This is a guest post from Rob Zdrojewski, Technology Education Teacher and Director of the Amherst Tech TV Program at Amherst Middle School. The post was originally published on his blog at robztraining.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, send an email to ideas@edmodo.com. I love solving real-life technology problems with my students. There’s nothing […]

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How to Share a Field Trip With Edmodo

This is a guest post by Nancy Carroll, grade 4 teacher at Boyden School in Walpole, Massachusetts. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, send an email to ideas@edmodo.com. While on Twitter one evening I mentioned to a fellow fourth grade teacher that my class was traveling to Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA to learn […]

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Share Your Thanksgiving Activities and Resources

Next week is Thanksgiving in the U.S. and many educators are looking for resources and activities to engage students. We wanted to share a few great Thanksgiving activities and resources we found in the Edmodo Communities: Lisa Siegfried, 7th & 8th Grade Language Arts teacher, shared the following activity: “We do a Thanksgiving project where […]

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Share Your Digital Citizenship Story, Get a Free Poster!

UPDATE: This promotion ended on 12/4/12. Posters are no longer available. Last month, in partnership with Common Sense Media, we announced a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit.” The kit included a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo and are based on Common Sense Media’s free […]

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Election 2012: 12 Questions to Engage Students in the Debate

The final presidential debate takes place on Monday and today we’ve got 12 sample questions you can ask your students before the debate! Choose one or more of the following questions and post them in your Edmodo group for students to respond to. If you have additional ideas to share, or you want to access more […]

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Election 2012: Debate Activities for all Subject Areas

The presidential debates start this Wednesday, October 3, and we’ve pulled together activities for each subject area to help you engage students. All activities and resources are listed in our Election Insights Community, with a few samples highlighted below. Join the community and view the “Collection” area for additional resources. Please share your favorites as well. […]

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5 Tips for Parents Getting Started with Edmodo

Parent accounts are a great way for parents to observe and stay up to date with their child’s Edmodo activities. With more and more parents signing up for Edmodo, we wanted to provide additional information and tips on how to get started, as well as our most frequently asked questions from parents. 5 Tips to Help […]

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Election 2012: 3 Ways to Engage Students through Edmodo

Edmodo is a great platform to engage your students in this year’s electoral process. Take advantage of the following features to help you integrate election-related activities: 1. Polls Use the Edmodo polling feature to gauge your students on select topics. Sample polling questions include: Which issue do you think is the most important for this […]

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Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. As part of our partnership, we have created  a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to […]

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5 Edmodo Activities for the First Day of School

As you head back to school and get your students set up on Edmodo, consider trying one of the following activities your first day of class: One Thing I Want to Learn This Year:  On the first day of school, post a question on Edmodo as homework. Ask them to respond to the whole class with […]

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Your Back to School Checklist

August is back to school month here in the U.S. and to help you prepare, we’ve put together a checklist of all the resources you’ll need to get your classroom started with Edmodo: If you’re new to Edmodo, sign up for one of our Intro to Edmodo webinars or watch a recorded version on your own […]

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Back-to-School Subdomain Best Practices

Edmodo subdomains are a great way to create a community for all the educators in a school or district, as well as provide additional management and analytics features for administrators. If you have a subdomain already in place, now is a great time to make sure you are following best practices for back-to-school: Identify and […]

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Digital Citizenship Poster Now Available in 6 Languages

Last month we posted a free digital citizenship poster for our educator community to download. The response we received after posting it was incredible – more than 20,000 downloads in the first week! After publishing the post, many international educators requested a version of the poster in their native language and today we’re please to announce that […]

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8 Ways to Use Edmodo Over the Summer

As the school year ends, many educators are sharing the great ways they plan to use Edmodo over the summer. If you’re looking to stay connected with colleagues and engage students over the summer, here are eight ideas to help you get started, as shared by members of the Edmodo community: 1. Edmodo Summer Camp […]

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How to Organize Your Edmodo Library

The Edmodo Library is a great place to collect resources to use in your classroom. These can be files (of any format), links, videos, images, etc. To help you make the most of your Edmodo Library, here are four tips for organizing your library: Create Folders Folders are an excellent way to organize resources in […]

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3 End of Year Tips and Best Practices

As the school year winds down, we would like to provide you with some tips to help you maintain your account and stay engaged over the summer.  Archive groups – Classroom teachers should archive their groups if their students will be moving on to other grades or teachers. This effectively locks the communication stream while maintaining access […]

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Incentivize Students with Badges

Last summer we released student badges, a feature that allows you to incentivize your students and provide recognition for their achievements. Since the release, millions of badges have been awarded in Edmodo! With Spring testing happening in many schools across the U.S., we’ve seen an increase in the number of badges being awarded so we […]

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Shared This Week: Earth Day 2012

Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day! To help you educate your students about Earth Day and the importance of our planet, we’ve pulled some of the top content shared in Edmodo this past week. Save the World in 60 Seconds! Engage your students with this SAM Animation competition where students are encouraged to create a 60 […]

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How to Use Edmodo Small Groups

Creating “small groups” within your main Edmodo group is a great way to help manage and organize your classroom activities. There are two ways that small groups can be used in Edmodo. We’ve outlined both below and highlighted some example uses for each. We’ve also included a few images in a slideshow at the end […]

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8+ Ideas to Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate we’ve gathered some of the poetry projects and ideas being shared by educators in Edmodo. Feel free to share your own ideas in the comments, or post in the Language Arts community. Poet-Tree: Make a bulletin board that has poets and lines of poetry on leaves with a large tree. The heading […]

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Shared This Week: ‘The Hunger Games’ Edition

For the thousands of Edmodo educators who are teaching The Hunger Games in school (and, from the looks of it, standing in line at the theater) we thought we’d share a few of the top Hunger Games resources that have been shared in Edmodo in the past week.  Feel free to suggest your own ideas […]

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Join Your School or District Edmodo Community

Did you know your school or district may have its own Edmodo community? Joining your community by logging in through your school or district subdomain (e.g. yourdistrictname.edmodo.com) is a critical best practice for using Edmodo in the classroom and will allow you to easily collaborate with other teachers in your school or district. In addition, […]

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How to Organize Group Posts with Tags

Did you know you can create your own set of personalized tags to organize and sort all of your posts? This is especially useful for regular activities or projects that you want to be able to easily access as the year or semester progresses. For example, if your students posted their “science project” to the entire group, […]

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Black History Month: Shared Content from the Communities

In observance of Black History Month, many of our publishing partners have been sharing free content in their communities that you can integrate into your classroom activities. Following is some of the top shared content we’ve come across this week.  If you have any great resources to share, please post in the Edmodo communities or leave […]

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Edmodo Mini-Lesson Showcase

During holiday break we put out a call asking educators to share one Edmodo mini-lesson with the community. These mini-lessons were meant to be a great way for teachers to engage students and help them get started with Edmodo. Today we’re pleased to showcase our first batch of submissions! You can view them on the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Holiday Homework: 5 Tools for launching Edmodo in January

On behalf of our entire team, we’d like to wish everyone in the Edmodo family around the world a happy holiday season and our best wishes for a safe, happy and healthy New Year.   We can’t wait to see what 2011 brings! On that note (and because I am a former teacher who absolutely […]

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Making Classroom Connections

I love finding examples of teachers “who get it”.   The teachers who, when you learn that your child is going to be in their class next year, cause you to breathe an audible sigh of relief – because you know the year will be filled with breathless stories of new projects, great adventures, and […]

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Have you scheduled an Edmodo Meetup yet?

Edmodo meetups are informal gatherings organized by users, for users.  They are a great way to meet fellow Edmodo educators in real life, exchange ideas, ask questions, give answers, or simply meet other educators working with Edmodo in your local area. To participate, simply create an Edmodo Meetup in your area & invite your friends […]

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Great resources for Spanish Speaking Edmodo Users

Aproximately 25% of all posts in Edmodo that are made public are written in Spanish. These posts are from around the world and right next door. The users making these posts are supporting their students and schools with videos on how to sign up for Edmodo, documents to send home to parents, and even a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How-To change your Edmodo Group code

Up until now, if any of your codes for your Edmodo groups got out, you couldn’t do much short of contacting us and manually changing the code for your group.  Now you can change the group code you hand out to students yourself.  You can use this to lock out any new group members once […]

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Edmodo – A screencast teaser

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