Edmodo Blog / 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Re-Tweet this to enter to win an ipod touch from Edmodo

UPDATE: The current Edmodo Twitter giveaway is over. Congrats to @mmiller7571 for winning the iPod touch on Twitter. Edmodo has a booth at the Florida Education Technology (FETC) Conference in Orlando, FL this week. We are doing a few iPod touch giveaways at our booth and if your here at FETC you should stop by […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2010

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 – […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2010

Teacher’s Corner: Robert Miller’s Edmodo Experience

Note:  The following post is a guest post by Robert Miller, who is a 5th grade teacher at Port Orange Elementary in Port Orange, Florida.  Robert Miller is an Apple Distinguished Educator, BrainPOP Advisor, and one of  NSBA’s 2009 “20 to Watch”. Robert can be found on twitter @RobrtMiller and at his class website http://www.maxclassonline.net […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Edmodo on ABC News Chicago: Techno Teaching

Edmodo was featured on an ABC News Chicago segment entitled Techno Teaching.  Here is a clip of the video and a link to the full article.  We had fun recording this piece and even more excited about the teachers and students ABC featured using Edmodo.  I just want to thank ABC News Chicago for letting […]

General - Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Edmodo gets a new home page redesign

We just launched a new homepage which outlines the benefits & features of Edmodo. We would love to hear your comments and what you think of the new redesign. If you click “Tour” on the homepage we now have a video tour of Edmodo which you can view below.

General - Posted on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Edmodo Undergoing System Upgrade Saturday 3/20 at 9pm PST

Edmodo will be offline for a short period to undergo some system code and server upgrades starting at 9:00pm PST Saturday 3/20/10. Here are some highlights that will be available after the new system upgrade: Edmodo will now be fully internationalized.  We started with Spanish support.  More languages can be added very easily and quickly […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, March 19th, 2010

edmodo – a major milestone and a big thank you

First, I would like to say thank you for the support and understanding that you have shown over the last couple of days as we have worked through the issues raised as we rolled out our new platform. With this new rollout, we will be able to continue to support the tremendous growth that we […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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 […]

FeaturesGeneral - Posted on Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Edmodo é em casa! Agora em Português

So my Portuguese is not very good =) However… Edmodo is now available in Portuguese (our translator lives in Rio – thanks Joao!) After launching the Spanish version, we received a lot of requests for a Brazilian edition of Edmodo, so here it is. To all of our friends and cohorts South, we hope you […]

General - Posted on Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Edmodo is attending the ISTE conference in June. Are you?

If so, join Edmodo’s ISTE 2010 group on Edmodo to connect and communicate with other conference-goers and learn about the great giveaways and fun events we have planned.  For current Edmodo members, just click Join in the groups section of your Edmodo home page and enter the group code “ISTE10”.  Non-members can sign up for a free teacher account […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Guest Post: Thomas Scheeler’s Edmodo Experience

I started using Edmodo in late fall of the 2008-2009 school year at Jim Hill Middle School in Minot, North Dakota where I teach 8th grade Language Arts. After spending just a few minutes “playing” with the service and seeing the capabilities, I quickly realized what an invaluable tool this could be to my classroom. […]

General - Posted on Friday, June 11th, 2010

Countdown to ISTE

ISTE is less than 2 weeks away and we’re hard at work preparing for what’s sure to be  an exciting conference! Here is a sneak peak at some of the fun events and giveaways we have planned. Be sure to join the ISTE group on edmodo (group code ISTE10) and stop by our booth (#1492) for even more […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Friday, June 25th, 2010

ISTE Highlights

ISTE 2010 was an amazing experience and we are sad that it had to end. The Edmodo team had so many great conversations with educators who flocked to Denver from all over the world. EduBloggerCon We had the chance to attend EduBloggerCon on Saturday and had the pleasure to listen to educators speak and share […]

News & Events - Posted on Friday, July 9th, 2010

Top 10 embeddable resources for Teachers

Today I was thinking about what were the top 10 social media sites teachers were using.  Then it hit me that I could just analyze the Edmodo database and see what sites are most popular among our users.  So here you have it, the top 10 embeddable resources that teachers are using on Edmodo. Youtube […]

General - Posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Announcing Edmodo Weekly Webinar Series

Please join us for an upcoming webinar. We will cover everything you need to return to school: Refresh your skills on Edmodo for the classroom Learn to leverage Edmodo for professional development Check out new features for teachers, schools and districts Hear exciting news of what’s to come! Check back often for updated calendar of […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

School and District Level Features, Free on Edmodo!

Back to school is always an exciting and busy time, and it’s a moment when teachers are exploring new ways to enhance their teaching. Edmodo is gearing up for back to school too and we’re offering even more opportunities for teachers to engage with their students and collaborate with colleagues. Edmodo’s free social learning network […]

General - Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Schools Using Edmodo – Interview With Ben Wilkoff

On Thursday, August 19th, join us  for a special webinar that will show you how to get the most out of Edmodo’s new school and district features.  During the session, you will hear from Ben Wilkoff, the Online Learning and Technology Resource Specialist for Douglas County Schools in Colorado. Below is a short interview with Ben. Q: […]

General - Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Districts Using Edmodo – Interviews With Andover USD in Kansas and Katy ISD in Texas

All week we’ve been telling you about our new school and district level features, free of charge as always. Now we are introducing you to some of the teachers and technology administrators who are using Edmodo’s free social learning network school and district wide. Tomorrow, Thursday, August 19th at 12pm PDT, you can join us […]

General - Posted on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Co-Teaching on Edmodo

Since we launched Edmodo 2 years ago, teachers have been asking if there was a way to have another teacher co-manage a group.  We would like to now introduce Co-Teaching on Edmodo. To add a Co-Teacher to your group, the teacher must first be a member of the group.  Then, hover over the group and […]

General - Posted on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Teacher Testimonial: Why Our Students Love Edmodo

When Ben Wilkoff began teaching 7th grade Language Arts in 2004, he started connecting the dots between learning and technology.  Today, Ben is an Online Learning/ Technology Specialist in the Douglas County (CO) School District.  He has been using Edmodo regularly since his district signed up, and has seen tremendous enthusiasm from his students.  You […]

General - Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Edmodo celebrates turning 2 years old with 500,000 users

Happy Birthday Edmodo!  Edmodo turns 2 years old today. Actually, it officially happens at 11PM PST tonight. In even bigger news, Edmodo passed a significant milestone today when the 500,000th user signed up!  In less than two years, Edmodo has spread across 10,000 schools to a half a million users. What is driving the excitement […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Teacher Testimonial: How Edmodo Helps Special Needs Students

Here is a terrific Edmodo testimonial from a teacher, Michelle Sumner.  In her bio, Michelle states,  “Being Deaf, I use technology in every aspect of my life and I make an attempt to demonstrate its use with my students to enhance instructional opportunities as well as build confidence and expose them to real life situations […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Monday, September 13th, 2010

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 […]

Schools & Districts - Posted on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Teacher Story Webinar: Live Demo of Edmodo in the Classroom

Teacher Story Webinar, Featuring Robert Miller:  Thursday, Sep 30, 2010 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT Our Guest Blogger, Robert Miller, is Back! Last fall, Robert Miller first discovered Edmodo for his fifth grade class. Today, he has proclaimed his Edmodo roll-out a total success! Edmodo has become the anchor for his classroom’s online experience. […]

News & EventsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, September 27th, 2010

Glogging just got easier with Edmodo

We love seeing the unique array of projects that are posted to the library. It’s exciting to see the way our educators are integrating Web2.0 products in the classroom. One of the most popular is Glogster.        If you aren’t familiar with Glogster – in short, it’s a Graphical Blog (G-log….get it?) – a place […]

General - Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

November Webinar Schedule

Please join us for an upcoming webinar. We will cover everything you need to return to school: Refresh your skills on Edmodo for the classroom Learn to leverage Edmodo for professional development Check out new features for teachers, schools and districts Hear exciting news of what’s to come! Check back often for updated calendar of […]

News & Events - Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Rock the Vote: 3 Ways to Use Edmodo on Election Day

Helping students understand the importance of participating in the election process, no matter what their age, is an on-going challenge in the classroom. Here are a few ideas for how to use Edmodo to help engage students in this week’s election process: Conduct a Mock Election: Set up a quick poll to allow students to […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Monday, November 1st, 2010

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 […]

CommunitiesFeatures - Posted on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Will you be at FETC in January? We’d love to meet you

If you are planning to attend the Florida Education Technology Conference in Orlando in January and would like to join the Edmodo team for some events, we’d love to hear from you.  We will be onsite in the Exhibition Hall but we would also like to take some time to sit down with a few […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, November 4th, 2010

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?” […]

CommunitiesEdmodo AppsSchools & Districts - Posted on Friday, November 5th, 2010

Poetry in Motion

Poetry can be a meaningful building block to literacy and critical for helping students learn to express their emotions and ideas.  Many teachers, however, find themselves stumped when it comes to tapping into student creativity. Try using Edmodo as a platform for a running poetry slam.   Starting with a one-line prompt, ask students to each […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Monday, November 8th, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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, […]

Schools & Districts - Posted on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Do you have a DonorsChoose Project? Let us know

We love DonorsChoose. If you are not familiar with the organization – it’s “an online charity that makes it easier for anyone to help students in need”. Through DonorsChoose, public school teachers post project requests ranging anywhere from paint supplies for an art class to seeds and watering cans for a science experiment.  Individuals can […]

General - Posted on Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Edmodo’s Edmustache

The men of Edmodo are multi-talented.  When they aren’t toiling away at their desks muttering random techie-sounding phrases (which, by the way, we really don’t understand but hey we’re trying to be team players so we just nod and smile sympathetically), they can often be found doing very manly men things  — tracking wild game […]

General - Posted on Friday, November 12th, 2010

Start Spreading the News…

There has been a lot of Twitter chatter lately from teachers who have discovered the value of Edmodo and are looking for advice on how to convince Administrators of the benefits of integrating social networking tools into the classroom and on how to get other teachers in their school involved in Edmodo. Some great ideas […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2010

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, […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

7 Brilliant Ways to use Edmodo that will Blow. Your. Mind.

Ok, maybe we’re exaggerating.  But they are pretty fun ideas:)  Following are unique ways to use Edmodo that go beyond the basic features. Science Fair Exhibition Hall: Create a “Science Fair” group and send everyone in the school the group code so they can view powerpoint, glogster, video summaries of student science projects.  A great […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Edmodo Tip: Ask Questions of your Teacher Connections

One of the best reasons for creating a social network of teachers is to share resources and bounce ideas off of one another. By connecting with teachers on Edmodo, you can create just the kind of network you would like whether that is based upon a common subject area, geography or a shared interest in […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Edmodo Edmustache: We’re off and growing!

It’s been an exciting week, hair-wise, here at Edmodo.   Edmodo’s Edmustache is off and growing – it’s been a lot of years since we’ve seen so much lip hair. The great news is –in our first week, we’ve raised almost $1,000 for projects impacting over 500 students.   From the generous donations of educators and friends […]

General - Posted on Friday, November 19th, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We asked, you answered! 15 more brilliant ways to use Edmodo

To say we were overwhelmed with the response to last week’s “7 Brilliant Ways to Use Edmodo” blog post would be a huge understatement.  Soon after we posted it, ideas and suggestions were flying in from every direction!  It’s clear that educators are passionate about using Edmodo in the classroom and we love your creativity in […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

A Teacher’s Perspective: Real world connections using Edmodo [Video]

Everywhere students go they are connected to technology — instead of expecting students to ‘power down’ when they come to school, forward-thinking school districts are finding new ways to ‘power up’ the curriculum. In this video, Dyane Smokorowski explains how educators throughout Andover school district in Kansas are using Edmodo to engage students in academic […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Get ready for the New Year – join an Edmodo webinar this month

Please join us for an upcoming webinar. We will cover everything you need to get started using Edmodo in the classroom Refresh your skills on Edmodo for the classroom Learn to leverage Edmodo for professional development Check out new features for teachers, schools and districts Hear exciting news of what’s to come! In the coming weeks, […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010

Get the most out of Edmodo: Publish great work for the world to see!

So much of what goes on in the classroom is lost in the changing of classes or planning for tomorrow’s lesson. The great conversations or outstanding student work disappears as soon as those students walk out the door. When parents ask about what happened at school, they rarely get the fullness of engagement or achievement that is […]

Activities & Tips - Posted on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Take the Edmodo Challenge Today

You launched your Edmodo account.  Your students are set up, you’ve had a few great class discussions, posted some assignments and maybe you’ve even graded a few of them.   You have made the first big step towards transforming your classroom into a true 21st century learning space and you’re walking on sunshine. And now you […]

General - Posted on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Great resources for Spanish Speaking Edmodo Users

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

Activities & Tips - Posted on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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 […]

Activities & TipsSchools & Districts - Posted on Friday, December 3rd, 2010

One Million Strong and Growing!

Edmodo has just registered our 1 millionth user!  We can hardly believe it’s been two years since we launched Edmodo in response to a demand from teachers for safe social networking tools that could be easily integrated into classroom curriculum.  Those forward-thinking educators knew then what is becoming clear to us all now: the classroom is no longer bound […]

News & Events - Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010

Welcome Union Square Ventures to the Edmodo Team

Before everyone gets swept up in holiday concerts, assemblies, and the rush of getting those final papers graded so you can “start the new year fresh”, we wanted to take a few moments to reflect back on some of the things you’ve helped us accomplish this year and share with you some exciting new developments […]

News & Events - Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Donor’s Choose Update From Team Edmodo’s Edmustache

Oh yeah, we’re still growing. With one week left to go, projects funded by the Edmodo’s Edmustache team have impacted over 700 students — through the generous donations from the Edmodo community,  Ms. B’s classroom in Indiana now has a Giant-Size Chemistry Model Set and 15 Student Molecular Model Sets, Ms. H’s classroom in Georgia […]

General - Posted on Thursday, December 9th, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Friday, December 10th, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Monday, December 13th, 2010

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 […]

Features - Posted on Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

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 […]

Communities - Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Attending FETC? Join the discussion on Edmodo

If you are planning to attend FETC in Orlando January 30-Feb 3, 2011 be sure to join the FETC Community on Edmodo.  Here you will be able to download and share session materials, participate in backchannel conversations during presentations and keynotes, meet up with other Edmodo educators and get real time updates on the latest […]

News & Events - Posted on Thursday, December 16th, 2010

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 […]

Activities & TipsFeatures - Posted on Monday, December 20th, 2010

Holiday Homework: 5 Tools for launching Edmodo in January

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

Activities & Tips - Posted on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010