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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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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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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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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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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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Share the Love on Edmodo

Remember Valentine’s Day when you were in school? The excitement of making your classmates personalized cards and the anticipation (read: hope) of getting one from your crush that read, “I like you”? Well today, there’s warmth in our hearts and blush in our cheeks. Not only did we meet many of you face-to-face at FETC and TCEA […]

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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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Living on One: Education Series Highlights Global Issues

Want to help students develop cultural awareness, critical thinking, real-world problem solving, and online media learning skills? Join the Living On One Community on Edmodo! What is Living On One? Living on One began in 2010, when four college students traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just one dollar a day. They shared their […]

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Edmodo Now Available in 中文

As a global social learning network, we’re proud to be available in seven languages, including Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, French, German, Turkish, and Dutch. Today, our global network is expanding, with the addition of the most widely spoken language in the world: Chinese. Join us in welcoming Chinese-speaking educators and students to the Edmodo community! To […]

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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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Join an Edmodo New User Group

New to Edmodo and looking to connect with other educators? Join one of our New User Groups! Lead by Edmodo Support Ambassadors, these groups are for both new and existing users looking to gain new resources, ideas, and support. The groups last for a semester and have rolling attendance. Check out this semester’s groups and […]

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Lean In: Join the Conversation About Fostering Student Self-Esteem and Leadership

Edmodo is excited to announce a new partner in the Edmodo Communities –  LeanIn.org. Lean In is committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals. An important part of this mission is emphasizing the importance of education to fostering healthy self esteem in students and encouraging leadership in […]

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Enter the National STEM Video Game Challenge

The National STEM Video Game Challenge, launched in 2010, aims to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. Organizers have set up a special Edmodo Community for educators to join and to help you get your students involved. Join the community and […]

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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 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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Students Cast Their Vote for President

Last week, we launched Edmodo Votes as a way for your students to participate in this year’s election. We asked Edmodo educators to poll their students, in advance of election day, on who they think should be our next president. Today, the results are in! Votes have been tallied and the following shows the breakdown […]

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The Election and the Student Perspective

Last month we launched our Election Insight’s Community and during the past eight weeks educators have been using the community as a resource to help teach their students about the democratic process, civic responsibility and what it means to be a well-informed citizen. Through the community we’ve learned about the interesting ways educators are talking about the […]

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Edmodo Votes 2012

As this election season comes to a close we’ve been hearing how you’ve been using Edmodo to bring the debates and politics alive in the classroom – from Language Arts to Social Studies, getting students to participate can offer great learning opportunities and encourage them to be active citizens in the future! Some of you […]

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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: Polling Students via Edmodo

The next presidential debate is tomorrow evening! This second round of debates will feature Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan. To help you get your students involved and spark discussion in the classroom, we’ve put together directions on how to poll your students (a great way to engage them before, during and after […]

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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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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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Join the Election Insights Community

Edmodo is pleased to announce the launch of the Election Insights Community! This is an exciting new resource for you to help your students understand the election process and follow the presidential debates. The Election Insights Community will provide you access to new insights and the tools you need to engage your students, including: Access […]

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Join the EdmodoCon Community

Great news – EdmodoCon now has its own community! This community will be a place where attendees of EdmodoCon, our annual educator conference, can communicate throughout the year. We’ll also share updates, resources and all presentation materials associated with the event.  Join the community now.  Year over year, you can expect all the valuable materials being […]

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Maker Faire: Follow our STEM ‘field trip’ for teachers, students and families

Join in the conversation at this weekend’s Bay Area Maker Faire! “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what […]

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Free Download: Digital Citizenship Poster

  As technology becomes more of an integral part of our society, it’s important to help students understand appropriate use of social media tools and other digital citizenship skills. Edmodo offers various resources to help you get started, including security best practices, sample guidelines and a sample code of conduct for your students. To help you relay […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Edmodo Community Shares. A lot.

There is nothing that we love more than teachers using Edmodo in interesting and engaging ways with their students and colleagues, especially when they share those experiences with the world. Here are some of the most interesting things that we have seen on the Edmodo Public Stream and published on blogs recently. Mrs. Karwowski’s Edmodo […]

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Show and Tell: Pixton for Schools

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

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

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

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