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Meet the Edmodo Featured Blogger Team

First, thank you to everyone who applied to become a Featured Blogger.  We received so many applications and were blown away by the thoughtful and creative ideas and the willingness to volunteer your own time to share your experiences with your peers. Because we received so many fantastic applications, we’ve decided that we may run […]

News & EventsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011


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 […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011


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 […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011


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 […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011


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 […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2011


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 […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011


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 […]

Schools & Districts - Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011


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 […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, May 30th, 2011


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 […]

Schools & DistrictsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2011


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 […]

Schools & Districts - Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011