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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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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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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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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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Download the Redesigned Edmodo iPhone App

Looking for a way to use Edmodo on the go? Get the latest version of the Edmodo iPhone app, now available on iTunes. When you make mobile part of your back-to-school planning, you open up a world of digital possibilities that enable you to engage students in the classroom and out of it. The updated […]

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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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EdmodoCon 2014 Wrap-Up: iPhone App Makeover, Avatars, and Edmodo Shop

Phew—what a day! Over 44,000 people registered for this year’s EdmodoCon and thanks to our presenters and attendees from around the world, so many amazing ideas were shared. To add to the excitement, Edmodo Co-founder Nic Borg announced some of the great things we’re launching for you this school year, including: A redesigned iPhone app. […]

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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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#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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Introducing Edmodo for Windows 8.1

In response to the variety of mobile devices being used for education, we’re happy to announce that Edmodo is now available for Windows 8.1. Created to meet the needs and preferences of classrooms around the world, teachers and students now have even more options when using Edmodo. Optimized for Windows 8.1, the app includes live […]

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Snapshot Can Now Make Schools and Districts Anything But Standard

When Edmodo Snapshot was released in April, it was designed with smart quizzes and instant analytics to give you a way to regularly gauge student progress on Common Core, TEKS, SOL, and other state standards. To help give your classroom efforts support at the school and district level, Edmodo is now releasing Snapshot for Schools, […]

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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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#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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Partnering With Educators to Reinforce Student Safety

Whenever and wherever you teach, you always keep the best interests of your students in mind. Because that includes the time you spend on Edmodo, we’re always developing new ways to help you keep them protected. As part of our ongoing commitment to the safety and security of our network, we’re launching a brand new […]

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iPad App Gets New Functionality, New Features

Inspired by your feedback, an updated version of our iPad app is now available. Faster and more intuitive, the latest upgrade was created to include some of your favorite features in the web version of Edmodo: Better Group Navigation. Access all your Groups, all on the same screen. Tapping on the Groups tab lets you […]

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Introducing Snapshot: A Brand New Tool to Help Mold Common Core to Your Standards

You became a teacher to instill a love of learning, but with standardized testing and the launch of Common Core, it can feel like your job is becoming all about statistics. Because your students are what really matter, we created Edmodo Snapshot: a free micro-assessment tool that lets you focus on teaching (not tracking). Designed […]

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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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New Notifications for U.S. Accounts

With multiple classes, assignments, and students, we know teaching doesn’t start and end when the school bell rings. We also know you love to get organized so it doesn’t become a 24/7 job. We’ve been listening to all the ways you’ve asked us to help you stay (and feel) up-to-date, and recently redesigned Notifications for […]

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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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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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And the Award Goes to…Teachers!

The Oscars marks the highest honor in the world of movies. At Edmodo, we believe the greatest achievements happen every day in your classrooms because teachers foster the talent that helps children grow up to be writers, actors, directors, and more. While the world celebrates last night’s winners, we want to remember the times when […]

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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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Premium Edmodo Apps Go International

Educators around the world have long been asking for full access to all the apps available in our Edmodo Store. Today at BETT 2014, the world’s leading global learning technology event, we announced that the Edmodo Store is going on the virtual road and making premium apps available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United […]

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Android App Gets a Makeover

To create a seamless mobile experience in (and out of) the classroom, we’ve completely redesigned the native Edmodo app for Android users. Available worldwide through Google Play, this version includes a more user-friendly look and feel that’s consistent across all the places (and devices) where you use Edmodo. Inspired by the functionality of our web […]

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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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What’s New: Assignment Locks, Image Scrolling, and More!

We take pride in responding to teacher feedback and have a team dedicated to the little details that make Edmodo effective and easy to use. Some of your most requested tweaks, which are now available features, include: Assignment Locking Want to prepare your students for college and real-life deadlines? Now you can lock an assignment […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About The New iPad App

Our support team has received a number of inquiries about the new Edmodo iPad app, so we’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions. 1. What’s the difference between the newest Edmodo App and the one I had last year? The old app was a copy of the web version, designed for […]

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Introducing Quizzes for iPad!

Last month, we announced our first-ever, built-for-touch iPad app at EdmodoCon. During the keynote, Chief Product Officer, Nic Borg, demoed quizzes on the iPad and told you they would soon be added in the coming months. We’ve been hard at work making sure that we deliver on this promise, and today, we’re excited to share […]

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Try Out The New Edmodo App for iPad [Interactive Demo]

We’ve been working hard all year to make Edmodo simpler, more intuitive, and even more accessible than ever before. Nowhere is that better seen than in our new iPad App. You can manage group discussions, post assignments, and communicate with your students with a touch of your finger, from the comfort of your own couch. […]

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EdmodoCon 2013: Over 25,000 registrants, iPad App launch, and much more

Social learning platform launches latest iPad App and makes free third-party apps available internationally Edmodo, the free and secure K-12 social learning platform, today announced an enhanced version of the popular web-based learning platform and the worldwide release of the latest Edmodo iPad app, complete with several updates and new features, during the third annual […]

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Edmodo Features: SSL Enabled

This summer at Edmodo, we’ve been very busy building great new features in our new release and planning for our global professional development event, EdmodoCon. Today, we want to let you know about another terrific feature that is now live. As part of our commitment to having the highest security standards, we launched default HTTPS […]

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The New Edmodo Is Here

Following last week’s post, we are excited to announce the launch of the newest version of Edmodo. You can now experience the changes you read about for yourself. Jump in now and discover a simpler way to run your classroom on Edmodo! If you have any questions, visit our updated Help Center to learn more. As always, […]

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Introducing Edmodo’s Brand New Look

You asked, we listened. We are very excited to share Edmodo’s sleek new look with you! In this release, you will find the same great features in a simpler, cleaner layout that saves you time and allows you to focus on what’s most important – engaging your students. You will get to experience the new […]

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Edmodo Features: Updated Reply Notifications

Edmodo email notifications help you keep tabs on conversations going on in your Edmodo groups, incoming connections requests, alerts, and more. You can enable email notifications for specific groups or activities so you only receive emails for the things that are most important to you. New updates In an effort to make these emails more […]

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Edmodo Features: Updated Teacher and Student Profiles

We’ve given teacher and student profiles a new look! It’s now easier to navigate profile pages and share more information about yourself with your students and teacher connections. Teacher Profiles Your teacher profile page acts like a portfolio where you can highlight your interests, accomplishments, and more. The section at the top remains the same, […]

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Edmodo How-to: Adding Your Twitter Feed to Your Edmodo Group

Many of you have asked about adding your tweets into your Edmodo group stream. This is a great way to update your Twitter followers and your Edmodo group members at the same time. A great use-case example would be if you run a PLN group and you want to share interesting links, articles and resources […]

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Edmodo How-to: Locking and Unlocking Your Groups

Edmodo enables you to quickly and easily create groups for each of your classes so that you can collaborate and share content in a safe environment. After your create a group, you can invite your students into the group by sharing the six digit group code or the join group URL. Auto Locking Group Codes As […]

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Edmodo How-to: Select Your School and Stay Connected

Edmodo is a great place to connect with other educators and discover the cool ways they’re bringing digital content to the classroom. You can also stay in touch with teachers across your school and district. Selecting your school on Edmodo helps you find teachers who are in your school or district and makes it even […]

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Making Connections and Building Your PLN [Video]

Building a personal learning network (PLN) is a great way to exchange ideas, share resources, collaborate and get inspired. Teacher connections can be made with various web tools like Edmodo and Twitter, but did you know you can easily create a PLN within your district through Edmodo? The following video shows how Edmodo can bring […]

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Get Edmodo News and Tips Delivered to Your Inbox [Giveaway]

Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to provide more valuable content on the blog, including news, teacher stories, tips and how-to’s, to help you learn about all things Edmodo. With all this great content, we don’t want you to miss out! Subscribe to the Edmodo Blog We’ve add a new way to get Edmodo […]

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Video Resources to Help You Introduce Edmodo

Educators often contact us asking for resources they can use to introduce Edmodo to colleagues at their school, district or at conference sessions. We want to share two great video resources that you can use to help others understand what Edmodo is all about. Edmodo at a Glance This video gives teachers, students and parents […]

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Edmodo How-to: Keeping Your Edmodo Groups Secure

Edmodo is growing fast, and we’re excited to welcome new educators! Our support team recently noticed a higher volume of teachers asking about how to keep Edmodo Groups secure so we’ve put together some best practices to follow when creating your groups: 1. Lock your groups: Once all of your students have joined your group, […]

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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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Edmodo Features: File Sharing Update for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

The Edmodo app for iOS devices has a new free update just in time for the holidays! Introducing File Sharing This free update introduces file sharing on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Any files you manage through apps (e.g Pages, Mail, Evernote, Dropbox, etc.) can now be opened in Edmodo! This enables you to: […]

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Getting Started With the Latest Version of Edmodo

We are excited to announce that all our teachers now have access to the latest version of Edmodo. Below we’ve provided answers to a few of your most frequently asked questions and links to helpful resources to get you and your classroom up to speed. 1) Where is the best place to find out information […]

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Edmodo Features: New Enhancements to Quizzes

Since the launch of Edmodo quizzes we’ve received a lot of great feedback from the Edmodo Community on how to make them better. Over the past year, we’ve made several updates based on this feedback and today we’re excited to share with you more enhancements! Here’s an overview of what’s new, with screen captures to guide you below: […]

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Introducing the Latest Version of Edmodo

Today, we’re excited to introduce the latest version of Edmodo. We listened to your feedback and added new features that will make it simpler to connect with resources, and get insight into how students feel about assignments, classroom discussions and shared content. We also made the features you love even more powerful. We will be […]

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Video: How To Archive Your Edmodo Groups

The school year is coming to an end for many U.S. classrooms and teachers may be wondering what to do with their Edmodo groups. The following video shows you how to archive a group. This is a best practice that will remove the group from your active group list, but still preserves all of that […]

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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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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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Earn an Edmodo Training Badge

As the school year winds down, many teachers are looking forward to building their skill sets and developing new professional capabilities over the summer. For some educators, this professional development includes learning more about how they can use Edmodo in the classroom. That is why we are pleased to offer the Edmodo Training Badge as […]

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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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Google Docs Integration is Now Available

Today we’re please to announce that Google Docs has been integrated into Edmodo. This highly requested feature allows you to sync your Google Docs with your Edmodo Library so you can easily access and share your Google Docs with your Edmodo groups. Here are a few ways you can take advantage of the new integration: […]

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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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New Release: Parent Account Updates, Moderated Posts and French

Today we released a few updates to the site and a special badge for District Administrators associated with an Edmodo subdomain. Here’s a quick review of what’s new: Parent Account Updates Based on teacher feedback and analysis of parent accounts, we’ve made a few new updates to parent accounts, including: Improved navigation: We’ve given parent […]

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Edmodo iPhone Update with Mobile Gradebook Now Available

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

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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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New Release: Mobile Gradebook, Assignment Annotation and More

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

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

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

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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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Latest Release: What’s New in Edmodo

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

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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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Update on Quizzes

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

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

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

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New Administrator Features

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

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New Release: Student Profiles, Badges and Assignment Filtering

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

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

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

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Create a course in Edmodo

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

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

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

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

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

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Crocodoc Comes to Edmodo

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

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New Release: Unique URLs, Shared Folders & Trending Content

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

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New Release: Enhanced Group Management

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

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4 Easy Ways to Connect with Parents on Edmodo

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

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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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Tips for Managing Your Everything Stream

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

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

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

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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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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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Parent Accounts Now Available

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

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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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By Popular Demand: ‘Delete Submitted Assignments’ is back

According to the feedback we’ve received via Edmodo messages, email, twitter and comments on the blog, the Assignment and Gradebook enhancements have been positively received.  However, many educators have indicated that in addition to the new Resubmit feature you still want the ability to delete submitted assignments. Based on that feedback we are please to […]

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The Assignment and Grading Enhancements You Requested Are Here

Based on educator feedback, over the weekend we launched enhancements to our assignments and grading features that provide greater visibility, flexibility and efficiencies for both you and your students.  New features include: ‘At a Glance” view from your Edmodo stream allows you to see immediately how many students have turned in an assignment. Assignment Overview […]

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Scheduled Upgrades: Sunday 9amPT

We’re making some upgrades to Edmodo on Sunday — enhancements that will provide greater visibility, efficiency and flexibility for Assignments and Grading. The whole process should take just a few minutes to make sure everything is moving smoothly and ready to go for school next week, but you may notice some slight changes to the […]

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The Help Center, powered by the Edmodo Community

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Help Center, powered by the Edmodo Community. Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for introductory videos to show your students how to get started, a tech director at a school district who wants to make the case for rolling out Edmodo to all of your […]

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It all adds up: Edmodo now supports LaTex

We’re pleased to announce that Edmodo now supports LaTeX – a typesetting system that formats mathematical equations using plain text. To include an equation in an Edmodo Note, simply wrap the LaTeX markup in [math] … [/math]. This will generate an image of the corresponding equation, which will be displayed in the post. “But Edmodo, […]

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By Popular Demand – New Calendar Features

Based on feedback from teachers, we’re pleased to announce new additions to the Edmodo Calendar.  We can’t wait to hear what you think! Create multi-day events: Whether you need a reminder for Spirit Week or want to block off next year’s Spring Break, we’ve got you covered.  You can now enter an event that spans […]

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Edmodo for Android is here!

Edmodo for the Android™ makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Use your Android phone to send notes, post replies, and check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom. Edmodo for the Android makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Check […]

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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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Small Groups Help Students Collaborate

Over the course of last school year, teachers requested the ability to create small groups within their larger groups, so students could collaborate on projects.  In the past, teachers have had to create a new group for this purpose, and distribute a new code.  Today, we introduce Small Groups for Edmodo.  To create a small […]

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Edmodo iPhone App

The Edmodo iPhone App is here! Edmodo for iPhone makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected and share information. Use your iPhone or iPod Touch to send notes, post replies, and check messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom. Teachers can post last-minute alerts to their students and keep tabs […]

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Connect with other teachers

We’ve launched teacher connections! Now you can connect with other teachers to discover resources and share best practices. Here’s a quick guide to help you explore our new features. Teacher Profiles Your profile page builds upon the user page already available in the current Edmodo.  We’ve added activity streams and the ability to quickly navigate […]

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So Long Files, Hello Library

Files are back! Not only files, but links, embeds, and all of the other items that you include in your message posts are now stored in your own personal library. The Library Our new, intelligent Library automatically saves any link, embed, or file that you have ever sent or received. In the Library, you can […]

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Group public timeline urls and rss feeds have changed

When we launched Edmodo all groups created had to have a unique name in our database. At first this was not a problem, but as we have grown it has become harder and harder for teachers to come up with unique names for their classes. With our latest release of edmodo, group names no longer […]

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Shared Tags

A couple weeks ago we quietly launched a simple new feature on Edmodo, that was the direct result of teacher input.  Shared Tags enable you as a teacher to selectively share certain tags with your students. To share a tag, first click the “Manage” link in the upper-right of the Tags Panel. This will take […]

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Edmodo document viewer now online

UPDATE: Edmodo document viewer is back online. We just activated a new feature on Edmodo called the doc viewer.  The Edmodo doc viewer allows you to view certain document formats inside your browser, without having to download the file and open the document in an external application.  The following formats are currently supported: doc – […]

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Edmodo Mobile Webapp Updated

We just updated the Edmodo Mobile Webapp. New Post and Logout links have been added to the top of the web app. The post tab has been replaced with a Groups tab so you can view just posts from an individual group instead of only all your groups at the same time as is with […]

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Recent replies filter added

We just added a recent replies filter on Edmodo in the right sidebar. This filter will sort your posts with the most recent replies even after they have been cleared out of the spotlight area. This will make it easier for you to see questions or comments that need your immediate attention. It’s a pretty […]

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Edmodo Mobile Web Application

The number one feature request we have received for Edmodo is an iPhone/iPod touch or mobile web app.   This is something that has been on our agenda since we launched Edmodo.  Tonight we would like to give everyone an early holiday present and announce the beta of the Edmodo Mobile Web Application at http://m.edmodo.com. […]

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Edmodo Polls: You can now post polls to your Edmodo groups

We just launched Edmodo Polls for teachers.   Edmodo Polls is a simple system that allows you to post polls to your Edmodo groups to get quick anonymous feedback from your students effortlessly. Lets do a quick overview of how easy it is to add a poll.  First click the “more”  link in the Edmodo post […]

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Small Interface Change… Big Improvement

We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how to find an assignment and we kept having to repeat the same thing over and over on how to filter your streams by post type.  There was a drop down menu above your stream that you had to click to expose your filtering options.  We […]

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Edmodo 3.0 Feature Highlights

Notable Edmodo 3.0 features Realtime updates – Edmodo time-line auto-refreshes Threaded replies, replies are now underneath each post instead of sent to the top of the timeline and treated like a new post. New caching system – Speed when clicking items is now super fast Archive feature – ability for teachers to archive their groups […]

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Introducing Edmodo 2.0

For the last few months we have been hard at work on version 2.0 of Edmodo and we would now like to share it with you. Notable new features visible to users Redesigned Home Page Tagging of all posts Locker has been removed in favor of tagging, all previous posts will be moved to a […]

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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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You can now search within Edmodo

One of the critical features missing from Edmodo was the ability to search your posts.  We can finally say that this has been corrected as the search feature was rolled out quietly last week.  Search works based on which group’s posts you are viewing at the time of the search.  If you’re viewing the “everything” […]

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You can now edit posts on Edmodo!!!

We just pushed out our #1 requested feature: you can now edit posts! This shouldn’t need much more explanation than you click the edit link on posts you have created, edit your post, and save. Please let us know if you have any problems.

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Assignment Turn-In & Grading System Launched

When we launched Edmodo just a little over a month ago our assignment system was pretty much just a notification for assignments.  We are proud to announce a complete Assignment Turn-In and Grading system has been added to Edmodo. After a teacher has posted an assignment in Edmodo a student will see a link to […]

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