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EdmodoCon 2015: Now Streaming Live

The world’s largest virtual edtech event is underway! CEO Vibhu Mittal is about to take the stage to share what we have in store for Edmodo and to announce this year’s Edmodie Award winners. Watch it live. Save 20% on Edmodo Gear Speaking of stores, everything in the Edmodo Shop is 20% off today when […]

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The Global Search for Education: What Israel Did to Improve PISA Results

The Global Search for Education (GSE) is a regular contributor to the Edmodo Blog. Authored by C.M. Rubin, GSE brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by today’s nations. Look for a new post every Friday and join the Global Search for […]

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How Blended Learning Increases Teacher Job Satisfaction & Retention

As models of blended learning grow, improve, and reinvent what school looks like, their potential isn’t only limited to helping create a student-centered education system; they can also vastly improve the lives and capacities of teachers worldwide. Blended learning is not about merely using technology in the classroom. It’s about the combination of online learning […]

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The Global Search for Education: How to Improve – From Australia

The Global Search for Education (GSE) is a regular contributor to the Edmodo Blog. Authored by C.M. Rubin, GSE brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by today’s nations. Look for a new post every Friday and join the Global Search for […]

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The Global Search for Education: The Secret to Canada’s Success

The Global Search for Education (GSE) is a regular contributor to the Edmodo Blog. Authored by C.M. Rubin, GSE brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by today’s nations. Look for a new post every Friday and join the Global Search for […]

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5 Ways Your District Can Use Edmodo This Summer

School’s out, but as an administrator, we know you’re already hard at work preparing for next year. Following are some tips and tricks on how you can use Edmodo to unify your district and conduct professional development over summer. 1. Set up a secure network. Easily bring all your teachers and students together in one place. […]

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Paving the Road to Success in Education

When I think about how far education has come over the past 25 years, I feel both encouraged by progress and overwhelmed by the possibilities, for we have so much further to go. The way I reconcile these feelings is knowing that while we have a great deal of work to do, we’re taking the […]

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7 Ways to Prep Your Digital Classrooms for Summer Break

So you can start your well-deserved time off with some peace of mind, following are some tips and tricks to help you organize this past school year and prepare for the next one—all of which allow you and your students to use your existing Edmodo accounts year after year! 1. Rename Existing Groups. If you want […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Reserve Your Spot Today

  The end of the school year is almost here. As you plan your summer, be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 4, because EdmodoCon registration is officially open! An international webcast that brings together educators from around the world, this is your chance to make collaborative connections, discover new resources, and hear […]

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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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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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The Importance of Student Data Privacy

As many of you know, Edmodo was founded over five years ago as a closed, private learning network for teachers and students to connect and collaborate. We’ve always believed in creating a safe and secure environment where teachers, school administrators, students, and parents are involved to foster better learning. Today, there are over 33 million […]

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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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Edmodo Awards 10 Most Collaborative Districts Across the U.S.

Happy Connected Educator Month! Last week, we announced our Connected Educator Webinar series, and today we’re recognizing the most collaborative Edmodo school districts across the nation. Connected Educator Month is about inspiring more educators to communicate and collaborate. This year, there is particular focus on the role school leaders can play in powering up the […]

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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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Going One-to-One: iPads and Mobile Devices in Education

This is a guest post from  Patrick Fogarty, Faculty Advisor of Instructional Technology at Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, New York.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Introduce yourself to Patrick or follow along @fogarty22! Mobile devices into the classroom, whether they be laptops, netbooks, or tablets, have quickly shifted from amenity to necessity. […]

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Principal David DeRosa Shares How Edmodo Has Made His School a Community

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. David DeRosa is the Principal of JL Crowe Secondary,  a grade 8-12 school in Trail, BC, Canada. Connect with David on Edmodo or follow him @principaldd A Framework for School Community 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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Edmodo Media Toolkit

Today we’re rolling out the Edmodo Media Toolkit to help you share your story with the press. We love to see positive news about education, and know that you have great stories to share about how you are using Edmodo to transform your classroom, school or district. The toolkit contains templates that will enable you […]

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Edmodo Reaches 10 Million Users

Today we are pleased to announce that Edmodo has reached a new milestone – we now have over 10 million users! To celebrate this exciting milestone, we pulled together the following infographic with some cool facts about Edmodo. A big thanks to all the educators around the globe that have helped make Edmodo the largest, fastest […]

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Edmodo Schools and Districts in the News

Schools across the US are rolling out Edmodo district wide this year. Today we’d like to highlight some of the schools and districts that were featured in their local media for their use of Edmodo. Learn how River Oaks Elementary School, part of Horry County School District in North Carolina, is bringing technology to the […]

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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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School and District Trainers: Get Edmodo Certified

With the school year soon coming to a close, many schools and districts are planning summer professional development and technology training sessions. Over the coming weeks, we will be offering a series of webinars that will give administrators the tools they need to hold inservices on Edmodo. The webinars will highlight the ways in which Edmodo […]

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Spotlight Webinar: Building Leadership PLNs

We are excited to announce the next session in our Spotlight Webinar series. This month’s webinar will provide examples of how administrators and education professionals are using Edmodo as a platform for professional development among superintendents, CTOs, principals and other ed-tech leaders. Edmodo Spotlight Webinar: Building Leadership PLNs – April 24, 4:00 Eastern Learn how […]

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North Carolina Spotlight Webinar – Recording Now Available

A big thanks to everyone who joined last Tuesday’s District Spotlight webinar featuring Cumberland County Schools, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Due to technical difficulties we were unable to record the live event, however, we’ve recorded an encore presentation that is now available for viewing. View the North Carolina Spotlight webinar to learn about the following: […]

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North Carolina Spotlight Webinar

We are pleased to announce the next session in our Spotlight Webinar series. This month’s webinar will feature administrators from districts in North Carolina and will provide teachers with ideas they can use in the classroom, as well as give administrators examples of how they can implement Edmodo throughout their school or district. Edmodo North […]

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Spotlight Webinar Recording Available

The recording from last week’s Spotlight Webinar, entitled Edmodo: From Computer Lab to 1:1, is now available. The webinar features Amanda Youngblood from Orange County Public Schools in Florida and Mark Madison from McCracken County Public Schools in Kentucky. Amanda and Mark discuss how Edmodo can be used in classrooms with a single computer as well […]

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Spotlight Webinar: From Computer Lab to 1:1

We are pleased to announce the next installment in the Edmodo Spotlight Webinar series, highlighting how teachers use Edmodo in tech environments ranging from computer labs to full 1:1 rollouts. Session Title: Edmodo: From Computer Lab to 1:1 When:  November 16, 6pm Eastern (USA) Hosts: Amanda Youngblood, Olympia High School, Orlando, FL; Geri Campeau, Mater Dei High […]

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Spotlight: Global Learning Networks w/ Nashville,TN and Brunswick, NC

We are excited to continue our Fall Spotlight Webinar Series with a session highlighting how schools and districts are using Edmodo to create global learning networks. The webinar will feature educators from Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, TN and Brunswick County Public Schools, NC and will provide examples that teachers and administrators can use to connect […]

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District Spotlight Webinar Series

Edmodo is pleased to announce our Fall 2011 District Spotlight Webinar Series. In an effort to provide ideas and inspiration to school districts around the world, the District Spotlight Series seeks to showcase the innovative ways districts are using Edmodo. Archives Improving Classroom Engagement with iPads and Edmodo- Chicago Public Schools – Watch the archived presentation. Increasing […]

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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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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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A Final View from the District

Andy McKiel‘s final post! (but stay tuned to hear from Andy and the rest of the Featured Blogger team live from ISTE!) ** Wow!  I can’t believe the end is almost upon us.  For some of you, the end of the school year has already arrived and you’re savouring the opportunities to spend your time […]

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Get Out of the Way

View from the District with Andy McKiel! ** I love this photo that my brother-in-law captured at the Grand National Park Zoo in Seoul.  While there’s such human emotion in the photo, it’s a primate who’s being held captive behind bars.  When I look at this photo, I know exactly what this ape was thinking and […]

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View from the District: Spreading the Word

More words of wisdom from Andy McKiel!  As we proceed with our district implementation of Edmodo, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the BEST way to get as many teachers on board as possible. I mentioned in one of my very first blog posts that we didn’t want to force our district teachers to […]

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Why use Edmodo with students? (Your feedback requested!)

A View from the District with Andy McKiel: Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen and heard the buzz everywhere – blog posts, tweets & Edmodo communities are chock-full of mentions of the upcoming summer holidays.  While I, too, am counting down the days until the end of the 2010/2011 school year, my excitement […]

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View from the District: Breathing New Life into an Old System

Checkin in with Andy McKiel! ** This week, I have the opportunity to present to our district administrative team along with a few other consultants and administrators within my school district.  We’ve been asked to share highlights with our administrative group from our experiences attending the ‘Assessing Student Knowledge’ conference that we attended last fall […]

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View from the District: The BYTE Challenge

Monday with Andy! ** This past week, I got to witness first-hand the impact that Edmodo has had within one of our elementary classrooms.  In the span of only a few weeks, this tool has changed the learning culture within the classroom and, indeed, throughout this school. Last Tuesday, I spent a full day with […]

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View from the District: Sharing ‘Pockets of Innovation’

Week 4 with Andy McKiel ** It was about four years ago that I left my own classroom to venture into a new role as a Curriculum Coordinator.  My transition into this position was very smooth, and I attribute this to the fact that I was given the opportunity to pursue my passion – sharing […]

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View from the District: It’s all about connecting…

Week 3 with Andy McKiel – enjoy! ** As I’ve read through all of the Featured Blogger posts over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been struck by the common thread that’s emerged – it’s all about connecting… connecting with our students, connecting with other educators and connecting with tools that have the power to […]

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View from the District: Start with Professional Development

Week #2 with Andy McKiel, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator at St. James-Assiniboia School Division in Winnipeg, Canada ** One of the first things I needed to take into consideration when implementing Edmodo within our school district was the provision of professional learning opportunities for our staff.  Sure, it’s easy to sign up for an account to […]

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Featured Blogger: A View from the District with Andy McKiel

What an honour and a privilege to be selected as one of Edmodo’s Featured Bloggers!  I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to share my experiences with the Edmodo community and I hope that I’m able to provide some insight for those of you who have long been connecting and collaborating within Edmodo.  While this forum […]

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The Future is Bright at P.S. 287 in Brooklyn, NY

Too often when we read stories in the news about schools, the focus is on the plight of the education system, with the media (sometimes rightfully, but often sensationally) focusing on negative stories, instead of shining a light on the positive things our schools and teachers are doing every day to help students reach their […]

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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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Spotlight on Lodi Unified School District

The teachers and administrators at Lodi Unified School District face many of the same problems that most of you have likely faced when it comes to using technology in the classroom:  concerns about how to pay for it, ensuring all students have equal access, old computers, slow internet connections.   (Sound familiar?) As this article demonstrates, […]

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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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Denmark Elementary: An Innovation Leader

We are very pleased about all the excitement around Edmodo as the new school year gets started.  Over at edReformer.com, a blog on innovation in education, they are featuring Edmodo in a post highlighting our 500,000th user who comes from Kate Weller’s elementary school class in Denmark, Wisconsin. If you have an Edmodo story about your students […]

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