5 Edmodo Activities for the First Day of School

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August 16th, 2012
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As you head back to school and get your students set up on Edmodo, consider trying one of the following activities your first day of class:

  1. One Thing I Want to Learn This Year:  On the first day of school, post a question on Edmodo as homework. Ask them to respond to the whole class with one thing they are looking forward to learning this year.
  2. All About Me:  Create an “All About Me” presentation via the digital tool of your choice (Glog, prezi, sliderocket, etc.). The students AND teacher should each create one to embed and share on Edmodo. Have students (and teachers) post comments and connections.
  3. Scavenger Hunt:  If students are new to Edmodo, have them do a scavenger hunt in Edmodo and include activities such as posting to the group, their teachers, and replying to several polls that tell about who is in the group.
  4. The Buddy System: To help break the ice with new and returning students, use the small group feature to put students together in groups of 3-4 that included both returning and new students. Ask them to use the small groups to help one another with questions, support, and study groups.
  5. Daily warm-ups: Post an interesting article, video clip, poll, etc. for them to view (in class or at home depending on the technology available to your students) and post comments. View this blog post from Lisa Berkery for ideas.

BONUS – Reward Positive Behavior:  Motivate students to set up their Edmodo account and complete their first activity by awarding them the Participant badge from the Edmodo Badge collection. Learn more about badges.

Do you have more ideas?  Share them in the comments!

*Thanks to Liz Castillo and Tonya Gilchrest for contributing these activity ideas*

10 Responses to “5 Edmodo Activities for the First Day of School”

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  2. Greetings,

    I love the idea of creating an “All About Me” presentation! I’m making one in Edu.Glogster.

    How do embed and share it in Edmodo? I can’t find anthing about this in the Help section.

    Thank you in advance for any insight.

    Regards,
    Pamela Maloney, NBCT
    Thornton, CO

  3. shamir jean -philippe says:

    I tried to go on edmodo I put in my group code and then when I put a username and a password it didn”t go through.

  4. Melissa Hughes says:

    Pamela- I am doing the same this week with my students. Within GlogsterEDU there is a share icon towards the bottom of the glog to post to Edmodo. Once you click it, it will take you to the Edmodo page to login, and you can post/send to individuals or groups. I haven’t tried it yet, but it might show as a pdf and/or link.

  5. Christine says:

    Thank you for sharing your badges with me:)

  6. rachelle says:

    I am all about me

  7. Mark says:

    We want to hold a competition where students create badges and the best are to be used. Can students create badges? Is there a best way to do it? Thanks

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