5 Cool New Ways To Get The Most From Edmodo Discussions

Posted by: Julia Gitis

August 18th, 2016

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It seems that each school year, communication becomes more complex and more critical.

That’s why we’re excited to announce five new Discussion features for the upcoming school year. Naturally communication is key here at Edmodo, and it’s always on our to-do list to find innovative new ways to help our community connect with each other.

Below are features that our Edmodo teachers have been asking for, and we’re elated to share them with you this Back to School season!

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1. Enjoy the convenience of threaded replies.

Now you can discuss issues on Edmodo, and reply to replies! This means teachers can reply to students, students can reply to other students, and teachers can have dynamic discussions in Topics!

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2. Get someone’s attention with @Mentions.

Now you can tag someone in a post or a reply, by simply typing @ before their name. They’ll get a notification when you @mention them! It’s a great way to notify students when you reply to them.

3. Share the luv with Likes to replies.

Now in addition to liking a post, you can like replies as well!

4. Beef up Discussions by adding attachments to replies.

Now you can add attachments when you reply to posts! Share content more easily when someone in your network asks for content recommendations. Or have students include attachments when they respond to your post. Note: we are slowly rolling out attachment to replies and we plan to have this feature released to everyone soon!

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5. Gain a world of clarity with handy In-Line Translations.

Now you can easily communicate in different languages! When you read a post, you can translate it with a click of a button. Great for communicating with teachers around the world or with parents who speak different languages.

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Keep the conversation going — including with Edmodo.

We’re excited to bring you these new features, and our team hopes you’ll find them useful in your classroom communication. Try them yourself now!

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14 responses to “5 Cool New Ways To Get The Most From Edmodo Discussions”

  1. Juliet Davis says:

    Hmmm, Facebook already does this and more in private groups. I’m waiting for a platform that will connect the grade book to the discussion board and weight the columns. Then it will have functions of Blackboard plus Facebook.

    • Effie says:

      I agree. It would be great if the grading system could be interconnected with the inow forum si we could implement grades in both forums simultaneously

      • Olivia says:

        I agree completely!!! Us teachers here should have access to online classrooms that we can show them their grades, and have the functions of Facebook.

  2. Migue says:

    This is great! When other colleagues are talking about migrating to Google Classrooms, or Schoology I always wonder why if Edmodo is a great tool. But now that you’ve integrated google drive and have these new features, I still think Edmodo is a great tool especially since I’m going to implement a new project in my dual credit U.S. History: my high school students will tutor a middle school, social studies class through Edmodo!

  3. Tony says:

    Is there any way that you could include a graphics based discussion?
    Maths is near impossible to type and lends itself to drawing to have a discussion about solutions to problems. Thanks Heaps

  4. G Shankar says:

    it’s a brilliant effort and it is really conducive to bring a lot of precious things to the classroom communication.

  5. David Kabugo says:

    I’am already exploring the affordances of Edmodo’s new feature – Threaded Discussions, in cultivating expansive learning for my Luganda language teacher-trainees. I should be reporting back soonest i do a conversational analysis of trainees learning artefacts!

  6. Jessica Perez says:

    Is there a way to turn off the translations? I teach Spanish and want them to have to think about it not just translate it. Thanks in advance for your reply!

    Jess Perez

  7. KylaLester says:

    Have you made the planner available to parents??? That’s the issue that I am concerned about?

  8. Tina Roberts says:

    These are great! Thank you!

    Any chance you also included the option of grading quizzes without giving the answers to make stakes possible?

    Really, really need that!

    I will certainly use most of these features though!

  9. We would like to maximize learning with Edmodo.

  10. We would like to maximize learning with Edmodo.This is helping our students a lot to learn new things and skills. Thanks a lot!

  11. Monica says:

    I think this is a great way to continue to open up the lines of communication between teachers and students, students and students, teachers and parents.

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