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Education Post: A Path to a Brighter Future

Post courtesy of Education Post, a non-profit, non-partisan communications organization building support for common-sense changes in public education. Perspectives Charter School isn’t just a school for me. It has given me the foundation to open up my heart. It turned me into a straight-A student, helped me forgive my drug addict birth mom, helped me live a […]

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The Global Search for Education: How to Make Music Online

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 week and join the Global Search for Education […]

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Data, Disney, and a Dash of Edmodo

Making true connections between Project Based Learning (PBL) and math is a challenge for me.  As a teacher at a first year STEAM school implementing PBL, I am constantly trying to find ways to integrate my projects in my math classes. There are superficial ways to do this, but as a math teacher, I wanted […]

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The Global Search for Education: Help Failing Students Improve

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 week and join the Global Search for Education […]

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Students Say It Best: Teacher Appreciation Day

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! It’s no secret that deep admiration for teachers and the work they do is one of Edmodo’s core tenets. This year, to celebrate teachers, we decided to go straight to the experts: their students. Our brand new cohort of Student Ambassadors reflected on the impactful teachers in their lives. Here’s what they […]

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The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers – What are the best examples you have seen of teachers closing the gender gap in education?

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 week and join the Global Search for Education […]

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The Global Search for Education: What’s Best For Your Child?

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 Education […]

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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs – What are the top games that can help students learn?

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 Education […]

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The Global Search for Education: Health and Higher Achievement

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 Education […]

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The Evolution of Learning Tools and Techniques in Education

The digital revolution is making education in highly technical fields like engineering and design more accessible, engaging, and flexible. This evolution has helped educators rethink how they deliver their content and look to a classroom model that seamlessly integrates technology, mobile devices, and independent learning with face-to-face interaction and collaboration. Below are four techniques an […]

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The Global Search for Education: Good Jobs Are Back for College Graduates

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 Education […]

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The Need For Digital Citizenship 24/7/365

It is interesting that we refer to digital connectivity and citizenship in the same breath. Schools have always played a part in helping young people gain understanding and find their place as citizens. Today more than ever, it appears that schools have the responsibility and task of training students for technology use. As a career […]

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Preparing Our Kids For Their Future

Founders4Schools’ mission is simple: we want to eradicate the skills gap by helping students make informed choices about their future. We remove generational blinkers, raise aspirations and open young eyes to the attainable careers of the future. The F4S story begins in 2011 when, following a series of successful inspirational talks to university students, we realised that in […]

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Celebrating Global Collaboration Day With Edmodo

This Thursday, September 17th, marks the celebration of Global Collaboration Day (GCD), an event put on by the organizers of the annual Global Education Conference (GEC), to support connections and collaboration among students, teachers, and organizations. As an event partner, Edmodo is showing its support by encouraging teachers to organize activities on the platform that […]

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A Global Math Challenge For Math-Loving Students

With school swinging into full gear, we know teachers are on the hunt for creative ways to engage students. For math teachers in particular, we have an exciting new activity suitable for any K-12 classroom environment. Edmodo has partnered with Sony Global Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, to bring the Global Math Challenge, […]

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Rewrite How Students Cite With RefME

In the digital age, technology plays a big part in the back-to-school process. Over the past few years, it’s become more than using desktop, laptop, or mobile devices to get work assigned and completed; today, educators need to consider how technology can help them teach, as well as which tools and platforms to use with […]

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EdmodoCon 2015 Wrap-Up: Express Yourself and Let Your Successes Shine

Thanks to our global community of education superheroes, we just completed another successful EdmodoCon! With nine sessions and over nine hours of free professional development, we look forward to seeing how you supercharge your classrooms in the weeks and months ahead. Product News & Updates To add to the countless ideas highlighted by our presenters […]

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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: 7 Teachers on 7 Continents #EdChat on #EdTech

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 to Turn Students Into Good Digital Citizens on Edmodo

Guiding students down a path to becoming responsible digital citizens is no longer the responsibility of the school counselor, librarian, or local school safety officer. It is the responsibility of every teacher. As classrooms become increasingly digital, students must learn to sift through the volumes of information on the Internet and separate helpful information from […]

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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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The Global Search for Education: Digital Literacy Tips & Tricks

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: Education and Gender

PISA’s just published report – The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence – gives a much needed update on the status of gender in education today. Since the 1960s, the average number of years of schooling has been roughly equivalent for men and women in the industrialized world. This boost in female […]

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What’s Cooking for Thanksgiving? How about the #KidsCreateKatMcGee Writing Contest!

Thanksgiving is around the corner, bringing with it turkey, mashed potatoes and tons of free time for kids. Here’s a great way to mix reading with the holidays: the #KidsCreateKatMcGee writing contest hosted by Edmodo, BiblioNasium, School Library Journal and In This Together Media. The Menu: For starters—Read Kat McGee and the School of Christmas Spirit by Rebecca Munsterer. For the main […]

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Calling All Teachers: Encourage Students to Create the Next Kat McGee Adventure!

Are you looking for a fun way to teach reading comprehension? Great research strategies? To get your kiddos interested in the world and get them published in the process? Here’s your chance! Edmodo, BiblioNasium, In This Together Media, and School Library Journal have joined forces for the #KidsCreateKatMcGee contest. To enter, break your students into […]

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Top 5 Creativity Apps for Your Classroom

You know the power of Edmodo for streamlining student assignments and simplifying teaching with technology. Power up your lesson plans even further and ignite your students’ imaginations with these creativity-based apps from the Edmodo Store: 5. eduCanon Interactive Video Great for video lessons, gauging comprehension Price: Free Embed questions into online videos and transform content into an […]

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Support Tip of the Week: Discover Where Your Students Stand in a Snap

It’s a new school year, and even if you have brand new students, Edmodo is here to help you to start the year knowing exactly where your students stand on Common Core and other state standards. A pre-assessment at the beginning of a school, semester, or unit year paves the way for you to deliver […]

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Calling All Students: Create the Next Kat McGee Adventure!

What story would you tell? Ever dream of becoming an author? Want to create your own adventure? Want to see your imagination come alive on the page? We have a challenge just for you! School Library Journal, Edmodo, and In This Together Media want YOU to be the brains behind the next Kat McGee book. In her […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom

Want to make your students good digital citizens? Sneak a peek at last night’s #EdmodoChat on Twitter and see how other educators define digital citizenship, learn the essentials they use to keep students safe in a digital world, get advice on how to add digital safety to your lessons plans, and more! Want to join the conversation? Follow […]

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Support Tip of the Week: Help Students Express Themselves With Custom Avatars

Here’s a new buzz word for you: Edmodentity. What’s that, you say? We say it’s the personal sense of connection one feels to their Edmodo account. Because a student who’s engaged is a student who’s invested, they can now personalize their Edmodo experience and express their true Edmodentity with avatars. With the new Edmodo Avatar […]

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The Power of Connecting Students on Edmodo [Video]

Dustin Blaha, Staff Development Coordinator for schools in the Rapid City area of South Dakota, recently shared this touching story; one that illustrates how Edmodo can be used to help each student find their voice. Watch as Mr. Blaha introduces us to Mrs. Price, a fourth grade teacher who integrated Small Groups into her classroom […]

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High School Students Showcase How Edmodo Promotes Blended Learning [Video]

When students at Meadowbrook High School were asked to show administrators how their teachers incorporate the digital world into their classes, the students chose to highlight how their teachers use Edmodo both as an instructional support tool and a tool for professional development. Rather than writing an article for the school newspaper, the students produced a […]

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Students Cast Their Vote for President

Last week, we launched Edmodo Votes as a way for your students to participate in this year’s election. We asked Edmodo educators to poll their students, in advance of election day, on who they think should be our next president. Today, the results are in! Votes have been tallied and the following shows the breakdown […]

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Election 2012: 12 Questions to Engage Students in the Debate

The final presidential debate takes place on Monday and today we’ve got 12 sample questions you can ask your students before the debate! Choose one or more of the following questions and post them in your Edmodo group for students to respond to. If you have additional ideas to share, or you want to access more […]

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Election 2012: Polling Students via Edmodo

The next presidential debate is tomorrow evening! This second round of debates will feature Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan. To help you get your students involved and spark discussion in the classroom, we’ve put together directions on how to poll your students (a great way to engage them before, during and after […]

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Election 2012: Debate Activities for all Subject Areas

The presidential debates start this Wednesday, October 3, and we’ve pulled together activities for each subject area to help you engage students. All activities and resources are listed in our Election Insights Community, with a few samples highlighted below. Join the community and view the “Collection” area for additional resources. Please share your favorites as well. […]

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Election 2012: 3 Ways to Engage Students through Edmodo

Edmodo is a great platform to engage your students in this year’s electoral process. Take advantage of the following features to help you integrate election-related activities: 1. Polls Use the Edmodo polling feature to gauge your students on select topics. Sample polling questions include: Which issue do you think is the most important for this […]

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Join the Election Insights Community

Edmodo is pleased to announce the launch of the Election Insights Community! This is an exciting new resource for you to help your students understand the election process and follow the presidential debates. The Election Insights Community will provide you access to new insights and the tools you need to engage your students, including: Access […]

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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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Student 2.0: The Power of Peer Feedback- Bringing out the Best in Every Student

In our continued series from Kristen Sigler’s class at TEAM Academy charter school, this week 5th grader Daniel Velez shares his first experience presenting in front of a group, and how feedback from his classmates helped him recognize his strengths and learn from his mistakes.  I love this post.  I love that Daniel was nervous, […]

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Student 2.0: Positive Digital Footprints and College Planning

More insight from Kristen Sigler‘s class at TEAM Academy Charter School in Newark New Jersey on how they use technology to prepare students for the connected world in which we live. Today’s post is by 8th grade student Saheed Seabury. *** My name is Saheed and my tech class has been doing a unit about […]

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Student 2.0: Using Problem Solving and Brainstorming to Build Games

Hi my name is ShaLisa Peterson.I am in the 6th grade. The things I do in tech class is, that we use this program called scratch and we make our own cool video games. But in order to come up with the ideas for our games is that we come up with new and inspiring ideas […]

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Student 2.0: Blogging is the new way to journal

Blogging can be a powerful writing tool.  By providing students with an outlet to share their interests, dreams and experiences, we help students build confidence, develop a love for writing and create a vision of their future that will follow them throughout their lives. If you haven’t yet tried blogging with your students, consider creating […]

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Student 2.0: Got Food?

Ahmir weighs in this week — in our second weekly check-in with TEAM Academy Charter School on the ways they are using technology in school. *** My name is Ahmir Harris. I’m ten years old. My brithday is on Octuber 23.  In tech class we are learning how to make restaurants on our computers. Today at tech class […]

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Students Respond to NYT: Why Schools Need To Invest In Technology

Our first Student 2.0 post!  For our first outing, we are highlighting perspectives of three 8th grade students from Ms. Sigler’s class at TEAM Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ: Khafeon Love, D’Asia Falodun and Jant’e Smith. Going forward, we’ll highlight one post each week! ********* From D’Asia Falodun Hello my name is D’Asia Falodun and […]

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Student 2.0: A New Featured Blogger Series

Earlier this summer, we issued a call for applications to the Edmodo community for teachers who might be interested in sharing their experiences as they begin using Edmodo in the classroom for the first time. As usual, we were overwhelmed with feedback from teachers all over the world. Thanks so much to everyone who applied! […]

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Student PLNs: Students As Resources

Thursday with Liz! ** When I first introduced my students to Edmodo, I really didn’t know what would happen.  I knew that Edmodo had the potential to do great things for my class and my students, but I didn’t want it to be just another web 2.0 tool.  My goal was to motivate my students […]

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