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EdmodoCon 2015: Meet Speaker Kari Salomon

While earning a Bachelor’s in Middle Grades Education from Brenau University and a Master’s in EdTech from the University of West Georgia, Kari Salomon knew she wanted to use Science to change the world. Today, she does that one child at a time as a middle school teacher for Gwinnett County Public Schools, where she […]

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The Global Search for Education: 12 Teacher Bloggers Discuss How to Reduce Bullying

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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EdmodoCon 2015: Meet Speaker Randy Fairfield

Randy Fairfield teaches Language Arts and Social Studies to a diverse student population, and over the past seven years, has worked with migrants learning English, students at-risk of dropping out, and students being homeschooled. To further his practice, Fairfield’s Master’s Degree in Teaching will soon be accompanied by a National Board Certification. His passion for […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Meet Speaker Kathy Pittinger

Before becoming a teacher, Kathy Pittinger earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin, got a Master’s from the American Graduate School of International Management, and spent 15 years working in international business in the Caribbean. A lifelong learner, Pittinger now focuses on giving students the tools and strategies they need to explore the […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Meet Speaker John Choins

During his 16-year teaching career, John Choins has worked in both public and private schools in the Waco, Texas area. For the last 11 years, he’s taught middle school math, including algebra, to regular and pre-AP math students, and was chosen as the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year on his current campus. A strong advocate […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Meet Speaker Rachelle Wooten

A Digital Learning Specialist in Houston, Texas, Rachelle Wooten supports the effective integration of technology into learning environments. Her passion for helping educators reach and teach each student is evident in her own love of learning; Wooten is an Edmodo Certified Trainer, an Authorized Google Education Trainer, a Nearpod Pionear, an Adobe Education Leader, a […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Meet Speaker John Shoemaker

John Shoemaker is a Technology Specialist who facilitates Project SMaRT, a long-term professional development technology initiative for secondary teachers in the School District of Palm Beach County. Shoemaker supports over 12,000 teachers in integrating all forms of technology, including iPads and Edmodo. Currently pursuing his doctorate at Grand Canyon University, Shoemaker is also an Edmodo […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Conozca a Nuestra Presentadora Teresa Perles

For the first time, EdmodoCon will feature a special Spanish-language session. To highlight Teresa Perles and her Learning Gets Personal: Differentiating to Improve Individual Outcomes presentation, the following blog post is written entirely in her native tongue. Teresa Perles ha enseñado inglés como lengua extranjera por 30 años. Apasionada de la educación y TIC, ella […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Meet Speaker Peter Grostic

Before becoming a Professional Learning Consultant for Communications by Design in Ada, Michigan, Peter Grostic earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Albion College and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. He also spent seven years in Grand Rapids, teaching Mathematics for Kentwood Public Schools. This classroom experience now […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Meet Speaker Laura Murphy

After starting her career as an Event and Wedding Coordinator, Laura Murphy soon realized that she’d much rather be planning lessons and molding inquisitive minds. Following her passion, Murphy obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from the College of Charleston and now works to instill a lifelong love of learning in her students. When she’s […]

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How Blended Learning Increases Teacher Job Satisfaction & Retention

As models of blended learning grow, improve, and reinvent what school looks like, their potential isn’t only limited to helping create a student-centered education system; they can also vastly improve the lives and capacities of teachers worldwide. Blended learning is not about merely using technology in the classroom. It’s about the combination of online learning […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: 5 Tips for a Red Carpet-Worthy Viewing Party

The way we see it, being an educator is like being famous. Every day, you stand in front of a live audience that hangs on your every word, someone always wants some of your time, and you spend long hours “on set.” Since educators literally take the stage at EdmodoCon, we want everyone watching at […]

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The Global Search for Education: 12 Teacher Bloggers Discuss How to Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom

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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Safety in Numbers: Teaching an Entire Classroom About Digital Citizenship

At the beginning of every school year, I go over my expectations for my students. We talk about the materials they need to bring every day, examples of active participation in class, and what to do if they are absent. For the last three years, I have also covered digital citizenship. We discuss what to […]

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The Global Search for Education: Got Mobile? Get it Right!

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: South Africa – Future Focus

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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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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7 Ways to Prep Your Digital Classrooms for Summer Break

So you can start your well-deserved time off with some peace of mind, following are some tips and tricks to help you organize this past school year and prepare for the next one—all of which allow you and your students to use your existing Edmodo accounts year after year! 1. Rename Existing Groups. If you want […]

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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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Bring Authors Into Your Literature Classroom to Truly Make Reading FUN

In my literature classroom, I find students are often more engaged when we’re delving into a book they can relate to, or when they have some personal connection with the text. I also notice that some students simply don’t feel comfortable volunteering in class, yet they have so much insight to share. These factors led […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Michael Horn to Deliver Closing Keynote

Join us in welcoming Michael Horn to the EdmodoCon speaker lineup! Co-Founder and Executive Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, Horn leads a team that educates policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education spheres through its research. Their aim is to transform monolithic, factory-model […]

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Remembering the Teachers Next Door

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Edmodo employees are sharing personal stories of teachers from their past—stories to show you that everything you do leaves a lasting impression years (sometimes decades) later. Before joining Edmodo, like many on our team, I was a classroom teacher. I worked at a very large high school in Los […]

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At a Loss for Words: How I Got Through My First Year at an American High School

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Edmodo employees are sharing personal stories of teachers from their past—stories to show you that everything you do leaves a lasting impression years (sometimes decades) later. I left my home country at the age of 15 to pursue better education opportunities in the U.S., and started my second year […]

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How Birkenstocks and Punk Rock Got Me to Read Dorothy Parker

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Edmodo employees are sharing personal stories of teachers from their past—stories to show you that everything you do leaves a lasting impression years (sometimes decades) later. I was not one of those who found high school especially traumatic or difficult. While I wasn’t a part of the popular kids […]

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Making Time for Life-Changing Conversations

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Edmodo employees are sharing personal stories of teachers from their past—stories to show you that everything you do leaves a lasting impression years (sometimes decades) later. There are a few people in life that help shape your future. And sometimes it takes a key question in life to reflect […]

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Learning the Logic of Life With John Newburger

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Edmodo employees are sharing personal stories of teachers from their past—stories to show you that everything you do leaves a lasting impression years (sometimes decades) later. It’s funny how one day school is over, then you enter the real world as an adult with a career. You feel like […]

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Everything I Know About Art, I Learned in 5th Grade

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Edmodo employees are sharing personal stories of teachers from their past—stories to show you that everything you do leaves a lasting impression years (sometimes decades) later. I could not contain the excitement as I walked up to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe last month. I was not […]

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The Global Search for Education: 12 Teacher Bloggers Weigh In On Balancing Assessment Prep With Teaching And Learning

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 Community […]

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Is Parental Involvement Important to Student Learning? Edmodo Teachers Say, “Yes!”

Eighth grade teacher Lynn Woods of Virginia Beach believes that preparing students for the future involves arming them not only with the technology skills they’ll need, but also the critical thinking that will help them make the sound, moral life decisions required of adults. She works hard to expand her students’ learning horizons, and she […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Reserve Your Spot Today

  The end of the school year is almost here. As you plan your summer, be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 4, because EdmodoCon registration is officially open! An international webcast that brings together educators from around the world, this is your chance to make collaborative connections, discover new resources, and hear […]

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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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Why You Should Apply to Speak at This Year’s EdmodoCon

While presenting at EdmodoCon 2014, I heard Nathan Garvin discuss two kinds of teachers:  Doomsday Preppers and Cliff Divers. When the EdmodoCon call for presentations arrived in my email inbox, blinking at me oh-so-slyly, I dove in (cliff diver) and began to craft my proposal. My son helped me create a video that defined the […]

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EdmodoCon 2015: Call for Speakers

Want to share your Edmodo experiences with our global community at EdmodoCon 2015? We’re looking for people who want to share their expertise and inspire educators, classrooms, schools, and districts around the world. Last year, EdmodoCon had over 44,000 educators from 174 countries interested in learning new ways to integrate technology in their 21st century […]

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It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye: One Teacher’s Ballad to His First School

I’m a sensitive guy. I try to hide it behind a deflecting mask of sarcasm and cynicism, but it’s there. I’m always just one returning-soldier-surprising-his-kids-at-school YouTube video away from sobbing like a baby. When I was in high school, I had to tape the Wonder Years finale and watch it late at night after everyone […]

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A Look Back at 2014: We Had the Most Wonderful Time This Year

This winter, we’re staying warm with all the memories you’ve given us over the past twelve months. To celebrate you and everything you do, here’s a special poem as an end of year “Thank You” to all of our educators. It’s the most wonderful time of the year With no more kids yelling Or anyone […]

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Register for the October 21 “Digital Age of Assessment” Webinar

Topic: Digital Literacy in the Age of Assessment Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 4:00 pm EDT Host: Kate Baker, Edmodo Support Ambassador and teacher at Southern Regional High Kate Baker teaches 9th and 12th grade English classes at Southern Regional High in Manahawkin, New Jersey, and uses Edmodo to explore digital literacy and teach Common Core standards […]

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Drawing Conclusions: How Weezer Helps Teach My Students About Inferences

My students know the concept of inferencing. They can define it for me. They can even tell me the difference in an inference and a simple observation. But when I looked at the data from last year’s test, I saw they performed poorly on questions that required inferencing. I know that I need to have […]

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Allusions of Grandeur: Teaching Critical Thinking Through the Music of Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter is the greatest songwriter in the universe. Some people might argue that choosing such a person is a subjective process, but trust me: this is just a fact. His style varies and the music does not fit neatly into any category, but it is all good. Ritter’s songs are poetic. His lyrics are […]

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Mood Swings: Using Lyrics to Teach Contrasting Writing Concepts

Sometimes I can sneak up on my students like a metaphorical ninja and before they know it, I have dropped some literary terms into their brains. A throwing star of knowledge right in the face. Music is something that allows that to happen. They do not realize they are learning something as boring as literary […]

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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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The Power of Edmodo and Small Groups

Just one student can change your life. One visually-impaired student and Edmodo changed my teaching. I have been using Edmodo for several years, but not until this year did I realize its power. Why did I choose Edmodo for my class and Armondo? It’s a safe learning platform, allows for the integration of  multimedia tools, is great for differentiated instruction, and acts […]

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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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Design New Ways to Spark Student Creativity With Tackk

Aside from being a teacher for five years for the School District of Philadelphia, most recently at Crossroads Accelerated Academy at Meade, I’m a husband, father, veteran, coach, and Scout Leader. On a flight from Philadelphia to Florida, I saw an advertorial in my in-flight magazine for Tackk, a free way to create web pages […]

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Top 5 Things You Missed About School

From school supply sales, to the number of Edmodo accounts being awoken from their summer slumber, and the sudden increase in traffic during our morning commute, it’s official: back-to-school season is here! While you were enjoying the good ol’ days of summer, we wondered what things you secretly missed about being in school. We asked, […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Starting the School Year With Edmodo

Looking for ways to flip your classroom this back-to-school season? Find out how you can do just that with Edmodo. Check out last night’s #EdmodoChat on Twitter to see how other teachers use Edmodo to get ready for the new school year and secure parent buy-in, and discover their favorite activities, apps, and more. Want to join the conversation? Follow @Edmodo and add […]

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Get Your EdmodoCon 2014 Recordings, Certificate, and More

Want to keep the inspiring momentum of EdmodoCon going? Now you can: Download your Certificate of Attendance. Show off your participation to all your colleagues. You gathered a lot of great ideas during our day of professional development  and here’s your proof! Display your EdmodoCon 2014 Badge. Check out your Edmodo Profile for our exclusive […]

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My Journey to EdmodoCon 2014 and Back

Wow, I am back from a whirlwind trip spanning the United States from Miami, Florida, to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and finally the Edmodo headquarters in San Mateo, California. With 3,108 miles and countless memories collected along the way, I am back in Miami, ready to become a cliff diver* for the 2014-2015 school year, […]

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10 Things I Learned at EdmodoCon 2014

While we were busy behind-the-scenes running EdmodoCon technologically, our presenters were up front and center, recording everything they saw and heard socially. Valerie Knauer, who presented “From Tech Illiterate to Tech Savvy: How to Foster Non-Cognitive Skills in Edmodo,” counted down everything she learned on Twitter (@vjknauer). Check out her top 10 takeaways and add […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: EdmodoCon 2014 Takeaways

Are you still reeling from EdmodoCon? So are we!  So much goes into planning the event and it’s inspiring to see and hear all the ways it helps you in the days that follow. Last night, educators gathered on Twitter to talk about where they watched EdmodoCon, their favorite sessions, and how they’ll put everything […]

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5 Ways to Prep for EdmodoCon 2014 on August 6

EdmodoCon 2014 is only two days away! We know how you love to plan ahead, so here’s a short to-do list to get you ready for the virtual, all-day event. Just don’t forget that EdmodoCon is THIS Wednesday, August 6, from 7:00 am–6:00 pm PDT! Download the starter kit. A handy-dandy guide that will make […]

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Meet Steve Johnson, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend! Steve Johnson Teaching Mythology with Technology: Engaging Students in […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Why Educators Love EdmodoCon

EdmodoCon is just a week and a half away, and judging from last night’s #EdmodoChat, you’re just as excited as we are! Both veterans and newbies participated, sharing resources, most anticipated sessions, and tips on how to get the most out of the educational professional development event of the year. If you want to become […]

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Meet Monique Dalli & Jessica McCarthy, EdmodoCon 2014 Speakers

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend! Edmodo That! Unique Ways to Connect and Learn Wednesday, […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Using Edmodo for Professional Development

All week long, we’ve been talking about EdmodoCon—the educational professional development event of the year. Just last night, our Ambassadors were talking about how Edmodo can be used for PD. What timing! Check out how your fellow educators work with each other to chat, share ideas, create a backchannel, and more, when logged in to Edmodo at a conference […]

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Meet Shellie Carson & Deanna Menchaca, EdmodoCon 2014 Speakers

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Building and Spreading the Edmodo Wildfire Wednesday, August […]

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Meet Valerie (Shull) Knauer, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Valerie (Shull) Knauer From Tech Illiterate to Tech […]

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Meet Nathan Garvin, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Nathan Garvin “Leveling Up” Student Writing With Badges […]

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Meet James Garner & Rachel Stokes, EdmodoCon 2014 Speakers

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Creating a Diverse, College- and Career-Ready Tech Culture […]

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Meet Beatrice Lopez, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend! Beatrice Lopez Solving D3: Data-Driven, Differentiated Instruction Wednesday, August […]

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Meet Stacy Lynn Fritz, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend! Stacy Lynn Fritz Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls: Connecting […]

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Meet Sheryl Place, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Sheryl Place Redefining Learning with Limited Tech Wednesday, […]

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Meet Robert Miller, EdmodoCon 2014 Speaker

As we begin the countdown to EdmodoCon on August 6, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what you can expect by introducing you to who will be presenting. Come meet our edtech experts, plan your viewing party, and if you haven’t already, register to attend!   Robert Miller So You Think You Know Your […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Unlimited Ideas for Classrooms With Limited Access

Living in a digital world can be a challenge when you’re a teacher with limited access to devices. In last night’s #EdmodoChat, educators shared ways they make it work in the classroom and on Edmodo. From BYOD to Small Groups, connecting with other classrooms, and more, teachers proved that their devices may be limited, but their imaginations are not! […]

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Webinar Rewind: The Many Ways to Assess Your Students With Edmodo

Just like you, Rob Zdrojewski has to gauge student understanding of classroom content and Common Core State Standards. Since the best advice comes from people who’ve already walked a mile in your shoes, Zdrojewski wants to share how he uses Edmodo to take the guessing out of assessing his middle school students. Watch his recent […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Uncovering Edmodo’s Hidden Treasures

Our Ambassadors are more than Edmodo experts—they’re practically professional Tweeters!  In last night’s #EdmodoChat, they shared the features they use most (teachers LOVE their badges) and discussed ways to use the ones they’re less familiar with. Check out their ideas, examples, and expertise! Want to join the conversation? Follow @Edmodo and add your Tweets to the #EdmodoChat every Thursday at 7:00 pm EST. Looking […]

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Keep Students Tuned In to Safety Year-Round

This is a guest post from Billy Krakower, in recognition of Internet Safety Month. A 3rd and 4th grade teacher of computer technology at Beatrice Gilmore in Woodland Park, New Jersey, and an Edmodo Certified Trainer and Ambassador, he understands the value of keeping students protected online. Cyber safety is very important to teach at […]

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#EdmodoChat Rewind: Gamification on Edmodo

Last night, our worldwide community of educators participated in an #EdmodoChat on Twitter to talk gamification. See what ideas, examples, and expertise was shared, and find new ways to gamify your classroom and engage students on Edmodo! Want to join the conversation? Follow @Edmodo and add your Tweets to the #EdmodoChat every Thursday at 7:00 pm EST. Looking for other […]

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Webinar Rewind: Creating a Blended Elementary Classroom with Edmodo

The flipped-classroom creates a personalized brand of learning that excites and engages students in ways traditional homework never could. In her 2nd grade classroom, Sarah Eaton ignites a desire to learn by providing her students with polls, apps downloaded from the Edmodo Store, and other activities meant to extend learning in and outside of her […]

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Kindness Matters: Writing with StoryLines Pages & Edmodo

This is a guest post from Sandy McConnell, a 5th grade teacher at Bagby Elementary. Originally published on Mrs. McConnell’s Blog, she shares her perspective of StoryLines, an app recently developed and released by Edmodo. Want to see yourself on the Edmodo Blog? Submit your story. I co-teach a class of 36 fifth graders with Sheila Monger, our inclusive […]

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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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Teacher Appreciation Week: Realizing Personal Potential With Phyllis Speicher

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Kevin Jenkins, a member of our Product team, shares a personal story of teachers from his past; ones who taught him to imagine the possibilities. Starting at Edmodo was unlike any job experience I’d ever had. All of a sudden, I felt this surge of nostalgia and appreciation for […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week: The Biology of Compassion With Ginger Belka

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Kimberly Carpenter, a member of our Support team, shares a personal story of a teacher from her past—someone who encouraged her to always keep herself in the running. A few days ago, I completed a “What Type of Person Are You?” survey posted on Facebook. (Don’t judge—I was taking […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Two Questions for Todd Fadoir

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Hillel Wayne, a member of our Engineering team, shares a personal story of a teacher from his past—one who inspired him to never stop asking questions. Moving to a new school is hard. More so when you don’t know anyone there. Extremely so, if you’re leaving a tiny orthodox […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Storytime With Mrs. Torgerson

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Liz Keleher, a member of our Adoption team, shares a personal story of a teacher from her past—one who inspired Liz to follow in her footsteps. As a child, I was competitive, though not with other kids. I was driven to tackle the challenges I faced. This posed a […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Remembering Debbie Spets

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Jake Giles, a member of our User Research team, shares his personal story of an educator from his past, showing that everything you do leaves a lasting impression. My small hometown of Kewanee, Illinois, is known as “The Hog Capital of the World.” At the end of summer, people come cross-county to celebrate “Hog […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week: The Magical Realism of Alice Price

You do so much more than teach—you give students lessons that last a lifetime. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re sharing personal stories of teachers from our past; stories to show you that everything you do leaves a lasting impression years (sometimes decades) later. I never gave my education much consideration; my mother did […]

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Three More Tips to Borrow for Using Edmodo in Your Library

Earlier this month, we introduced you to Shannon McClintock Miller, super teacher-librarian and a huge fan of giving students access to technology in education. Shannon uses Edmodo in her district’s library in so many creative ways, we had to turn her story into a two-part series in order to share three more of her recommendations: 1) Banding […]

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Webinar Rewind: When the Teacher’s Away, Edmodo Keeps Student Learning in Play

Sheryl Place wants to make sure her students are always learning, even if she’s absent. As a 9-12th Grade ESOL (English Language Learners) teacher at Killian Senior High School in Miami, FL, Place uses Edmodo to keep students accountable and to create assignments that engage them, especially when she’s out of the classroom. Watch her […]

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Using Edmodo for Exit Tickets and Other Formative Assessment

This is a guest post from Kelly Croy, 7th grade Language Arts teacher at Oak Harbor Middle School. The post was originally published on WiredEducator.com. Want to see yourself on the Edmodo Blog? Submit your story. I’ve been using Edmodo for the past two years and I love it. As a middle school English teacher, […]

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Shannon Miller Lends Her Expertise for Using Edmodo in Your Library

If you never thought you’d hear a librarian say, “I love it when the library is crazy and super noisy!”, meet Shannon McClintock Miller. Growing up on a farm among hogs, sheep, and row crops, Shannon spent her childhood in 4H and Future Farmers of America, always knowing she’d one day put her creativity to work […]

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Animal Tales: Brody, Certified Therapy Dog and Leader of the PAWS Pack

This is a guest post from Kate Baker, a high school English teacher at Southern Regional in Manahawkin, NJ. In honor of National Pet Day, we asked her to share how one cuddly canine has redefined “creature comfort” for her classroom and school. Brody and I met when he was five weeks old, after the […]

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Webinar Rewind: Designing Positive Critique Groups and Peer Collaboration With Edmodo

Kimberly Larson knows first-hand that teaching kids how to offer and take criticism well is its own art form. As a 9-12th Grade Graphics & Design Teacher at Effingham College and Career Academy in Rincon, GA, Larson has mastered how to use peer collaboration and feedback to help students improve their communication skills and each […]

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Bringing Historical Perspectives to Life on Edmodo

This is a guest post from Zoe Parrish, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (or ITRT) for Goochland County’s Elementary Schools. The post was originally published on her blog, Power On. Want to see yourself on the Edmodo Blog? Submit your story. The other week my colleague, Ms. Carter, and I spent some time brainstorming ways to […]

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Women’s History Month: Anne Sullivan, Changing Perceptions

We’re all familiar with Helen Keller’s achievements, but how does a person left deaf, blind, and mute from an illness learn to communicate and read Braille? And eventually author books and advocate for the blind, among other impressive feats even for someone without disabilities? Meet Anne Sullivan. After a serendipitous reading of Charles Dickens led […]

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Webinar Rewind: Gamifying the Classroom with Edmodo

When it comes to getting students excited about learning, Bobby Brian Lewis has the secret. A middle school Computer Business and Mathematics teacher, and Edmodo user since 2011, Lewis reveals how he uses gaming to engage his classroom and increase participation. Watch his recent 30-minute Teachers’ Lounge webinar and discover how you can easily integrate […]

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Calculate the Perfect Collaboration Equation on Edmodo

As a math teacher, one of the biggest problems I face is student engagement and participation. There is no single formula for how my students learn, but thanks to Edmodo’s Small Groups and Co-Teacher features, I’ve discovered new ways to communicate with students, share resources, and encourage collaboration—within my own classroom and on a worldwide […]

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Gamify the Hour of Code and Collaborate with Edmodo

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, we’d like to shine a spotlight on Bobby Lewis, a Computer Business teacher at Feagin Mill Middle School in Warner Robins, Georgia, who’s using the LearnStreet app on Edmodo to host a competition between his five classes. The app provides a large library of coding courses and projects […]

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Comprehending the Common Core with Snappiness

With the Common Core being rolled out to the school district, it’s become a priority to find material to help my fourth grade class align to its standards. For reading comprehension in particular, it’s not only important to adopt something that holds the interest of students, but is also easy to incorporate into the current […]

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Valencia Robinson Named People Magazine Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Edmodo educator Valencia Robinson! One of People Magazine’s 2013 Teachers of the Year, Robinson is passionate about working with students of all backgrounds, from the at-risk, to those impacted by homelessness, autism, ADD, and ADHD. A seventh- and eighth-grade intensive reading teacher at New Smyrna Beach Middle School in the Volusia County school […]

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Turn History into Art with Storyboard That!

How can you turn complex topics into lessons students enjoy? Creativity and flexibility. When students are empowered to use their imaginations to convey understanding, teachers tap into multiple student skill sets that lead to an increase in engagement and retention. As an eigth grade Civics and Economics teacher, I understand the importance of simplifying a […]

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3 Ways to Collaborate Using The Co-Teacher Feature

This is a guest post from Peter McAsh, a Computer Studies teacher at St. Marys DCVI in St. Marys, Canada.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Introduce yourself to Peter on Edmodo or follow him on Twitter at @PMCash Edmodo supports collaboration in a variety of ways. […]

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5 Ways to Use Audioboo in Your Classroom

This is a guest post by Matt Bergman, a teacher at the Milton Hershey School (Hershey, PA) who works with students living in poverty. He is the co-course designer of Regional Training Center’s (PA, MD, and NJ) graduate course on Universal Design for Learning. Matt is passionate about sharing his educational technology and Universal Design […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Stibaly Johnson

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next couple of weeks, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms. Register for EdmodoCon here, […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Pernille Ripp

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next couple of weeks, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms. Register for EdmodoCon here, and […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Liz Calderwood

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next couple of weeks, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms. Register for EdmodoCon here, […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Kate Baker

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next couple of weeks, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms. Register for EdmodoCon here, […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Melissa Butler and Elissa Malespina

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next week, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms.  Register for EdmodoCon here, and  check […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Bijal Damani

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next week, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms. Register for EdmodoCon here, and  check out […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Patrick Fogarty

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next week, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms. Register for EdmodoCon here, and check out […]

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10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

This is a guest post from Vance Kite, a science teacher at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Introduce yourself to Vance or follow him on Twitter at @Lab_207 In the summer of 2011, I was sitting in a professional development institute in […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Christine Baker

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next week, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms. Register for EdmodoCon here, and check […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Kim McMonagle

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next couple of weeks, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms.  Register for EdmodoCon here, […]

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Meet the Speakers of EdmodoCon: Denise Yamashita

As we gear up for EdmodoCon 2013, we’d like to introduce you to our featured speakers. Over the next couple of weeks, profiles of our chosen educators will appear in our blog, giving you a chance to learn more about their work and how they are leveraging Edmodo in their classrooms.  Register for EdmodoCon here, […]

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Teacher Mary Baker Flips Her Classroom With Edmodo

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools, and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Mary Baker is an elementary teacher at Hilton Head Island Elementary school in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Connect with Mary on Edmodo or follow her on Twitter! Edmodo was the critical venue […]

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A Safe and Easy Way to Collaborate and Learn

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools, and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Darryl Postnikoff is a Technology Coordinator for Holy Family RCSSD #140 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. Our school division has been looking for a solution to centralize all of our […]

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How I Use Edmodo Over the Summer to Prepare For the New Year

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Travis Monk is a Biology teacher at Bishop Heelan Catholic High in Sioux City, Iowa. Introduce yourself to Travis or follow him on Twitter at @BiologyMonk Why I Started Using Edmodo I […]

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8 Tips to Encourage Engagement With Students

This is a guest post from Albert Roberts,  a secondary school teacher in Essex, UK.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form.  Connect with Albert on Edmodo and follow him on Twitter @Alberts_Mind Creating a consistent level of engagement with your students can be a challenge. As well as working out […]

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Teacher Katharine Hale Shares How She Uses Role Playing To Engage Students

This is a guest post from Katharine Hale, 5th grade teacher at Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Introduce yourself to Katharine or follow her on Twitter at @mshale5thgrade My fifth graders have been studying historical fiction in reading workshop and I decided I wanted […]

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Developing Writing Skills With Edmodo

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Anthony J. Garcia is a 3rd grade teacher at Dr. Edward L. Whigham Elementary in Cutler Bay, FL. Two Problems Edmodo Helps Me Solve Student Participation – Edmodo’s easy to use interactive […]

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Going One-to-One: iPads and Mobile Devices in Education

This is a guest post from  Patrick Fogarty, Faculty Advisor of Instructional Technology at Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, New York.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Introduce yourself to Patrick or follow along @fogarty22! Mobile devices into the classroom, whether they be laptops, netbooks, or tablets, have quickly shifted from amenity to necessity. […]

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Co-Teaching to Meet Common Core Standards

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Marsha Burney works in the English Department at East Bladen High School in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. Staying In Touch with Students Before Edmodo, if a student had a question at night […]

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Going Paperless with Edmodo

This is a guest post from Melissa Butler, a 6th grade Language Arts teacher from South Orange, New Jersey.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Edmodo can transform the traditional chalkboard and a “turn-in-basket-classroom” into a digital, paperless atmosphere. Making the Decision to go Paperless I currently teach 6th-grade Language Arts […]

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5 Tips to Help You Manage Information Overload

This is a guest post by Adam Seldow, Executive Director of Technology at Chesterfield County Public Schools. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Adam on Edmodo or follow him on Twitter @aseldow 1. Establish routines Take control of your time by scheduling when and how long you will […]

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Creating a Paperless Classroom With Edmodo Quizzes & Assignments

This is a guest post by Kelley Taylor, a 6th grade teacher at Christ the King School in Lexington, KY. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Kelley on Edmodo or follow her @kelley1221 Background I teach sixth grade language arts and religion at a Catholic school in Lexington, […]

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Using Edmodo Polls to Run a March Madness Tournament

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Laura Rahn is a 4th grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary School in Purcellville, VA. March Madness & Social Studies In our Social Studies class, we are studying famous Virginians. To […]

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Poetry Comes to Life at South Orange Middle School

This is a guest post by Elissa Malespina, a Librarian at South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Elissa on Edmodo or follow her at @SOMSlibrary Giving Students an Outlet for Creativity At South Orange Middle School the library has an Edmodo […]

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Supporting Student STEM Projects With Edmodo

This is a guest post by Helen Motta, AIG teacher at Margaret B. Pollard Middle School. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Background Our middle school holds a STEM Fair every year. At the event, students demonstrate their research efforts and creative thinking through an independent investigation of math in […]

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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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Making Classroom Time More Valuable With Edmodo

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Heather Landrum is a 7th grade ELAR teacher at Hillsboro Jr. High in Hillsboro, Texas. Making Classroom Time More Valuable I have 134 7th grade writing students, and with only […]

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Edmodo for Digital Citizenship, Support, & Professional Development

This is a guest post by Monique Dalli, a TAS teacher at Gilroy Catholic College, Castle Hill, Australia. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Monique on Edmodo or follow her @1moniqued! Teaching is complex. I teach five classes (186 students) that work from four different syllabi. Presently, my students are working […]

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Principal David DeRosa Shares How Edmodo Has Made His School a Community

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. David DeRosa is the Principal of JL Crowe Secondary,  a grade 8-12 school in Trail, BC, Canada. Connect with David on Edmodo or follow him @principaldd A Framework for School Community As […]

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Using Pixton and GoAnimate! Apps to Teach Digital Citizenship

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Kim Reynolds is a CTE instructor with the ACYR Center of Excellence. Storing Content to Keep Consistency Edmodo provides consistency in teaching subjects from year to year. We don’t have have […]

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Using Google Hangouts and Edmodo to Engage Students

This is a guest post by Justin Talmadge, Technology Integration Specialist at Snoqualmie Valley School District. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Justin on Edmodo, follow him at @mrtalmadge or visit his blog. As an Instructional Technology Specialist working primarily with teachers, I am always looking at new […]

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Using StoryWorks and Edmodo for Debate and Persuasive Writing

This is a guest post from Lindsey Fuller, a 6th grade Elementary School Teacher in Decatur, Illinois.  The full version of her post can be found on her blog at 6thgradetales.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Lindsey on Edmodo or follow her @linlin8! My students really resist writing.  Any kind […]

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Teacher Cary Fields Shares the Power of Edmodo at Parent Conferences

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Cary Fields is an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Castle Dome Middle School in Yuma, Arizona. Connect with Cary on Edmodo or follow her @techeteacher! Making the Decision […]

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Elissa Malespina Created a “Compliments Group” to Boost Student Self-Esteem

This is a guest post by Elissa Malespina, a Librarian at South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Elisssa on Edmodo or follow her at @SOMSlibrary Middle School is a time when kids feel vulnerable and are trying […]

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Creating an International Book Club With Edmodo

This is a guest post from Sandy Brand, Library Media Specialist at Sparkman Middle School in Toney, Alabama.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Connect with Sandy on Edmodo or follow her at @SandyJBrand! Connecting Students in Alabama and France One of the things I love to do is to […]

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Flip Your Classroom With the Edmodo Scavenger Hunt

This is a guest post from Melissa Butler, a 6th grade Language Arts teacher from South Orange, New Jersey.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. I currently teach in a “brand new” 1:1 learning environment and Edmodo has undoubtedly enhanced both the teaching and learning experiences in my classroom. Flip […]

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History Teacher Brian Schum’s Students Stay Up Late Using Edmodo

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Brian Schum is a middle/high school History teacher at Henderson University School.  Edmodo is the one tool that has made the most impact on what I am able to […]

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Lessons From FETC: Favorite New Sites & Brain Changers

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Jodi Samsinak is an English teacher at Ozark High School. You can find her @jodisamsinak  My PLN Keeps Growing I’m just back from my trip to the Florida Educational Technology […]

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Edmodo App “Subtext” Helps Language Arts Teachers With Common Core Alignment [Video]

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Melinda Pierce is an 8th grade English teacher at Palm Beach Schools. Figurative Language is Fun, Oh My!  Melinda Pierce created a video and slide presentation of how she’s […]

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Teacher Katherine Drummond Solves the Lost Homework Problem With Edmodo

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Katherine Drummond is a 3rd grade teacher at Winterville Elementary School. Using Edmodo to Capture Attention & Create Excitement Before incorporating Edmodo into my classroom, I had a difficult […]

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Using Edmodo Quizzes for Personalized Learning

This is a guest post from Sharon Casadei, a 7th grade teacher in North Wales, Pennsylvania. The full version of her post can be found on her blog at Pact10Flip.wordpress.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. I am not a fan of the “math maintenance” in the traditional, “count as a […]

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Teacher Spotlight: William Pulgarin, Bright Star Secondary Academy

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. William Pulgarin is a High School Social Studies teacher at Bright Star Secondary Academy in Los Angeles, California. Two-Way Communication with Edmodo During my early years of teaching, I […]

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Differentiating Homework Using Edmodo

This is a guest post from Jimmy Sapia, a 4th grade teacher at Springdale Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut. The full version of his post can be found on his blog at mrsapia.wordpress.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Edmodo is a tool that transformed how my classroom operates. While I use […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Valeria Foarce, Godwin Middle School

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Valeria Foarce is a World Language teacher at Godwin Middle School in Woodbridge, Virginia. 3 Things I Love About Edmodo Less Paper – I don’t need to carry hundreds of papers with me […]

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5 Problems Edmodo Helps Me Solve

This is a guest post from Naomi Epstein, an EFL teacher who is a national counselor of English for the deaf and hard of hearing in Israel. The full version of her post can be found on her blog at visualisingideas.edublogs.org. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. I first learned about Edmodo from Sandy Millin’s […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Keith Pender, Baltimore School

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Keith Pender is a K-12 Music teacher at the Baltimore School Complex in Ferryland, Canada. Assisting Students Beyond the Classroom Edmodo provides a virtual classroom environment that enables the teacher to help […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Rob Waller, Friends Academy

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. This week’s teacher spotlight features Rob Waller, an 8th grade History teacher at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, New York. Engaging Students in Current Events I’m sure my fellow history teachers […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Paula Auble, Verrado High School

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. This week’s teacher spotlight features Paula Auble, an 11th grade American History teacher at Verrado High School in Buckeye, Arizona. How Edmodo Helps Me Eliminate Paper Edmodo gives me the opportunity […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Tonya Brownfield, Dieck Elementary

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. This week’s teacher spotlight features Tonya Brownfield, a grade 4 teacher at Dieck Elementary in Swartz Creek, Michigan. Challenges Edmodo Helps Me Solve Reaching all of my students at the […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Marc Lewandowski, St Leonard’s College

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Name: Marc Lewandowski Grade Level & Subject Area: 5-12 Chemistry and Science Teacher School: St. Leonard’s College I enjoy using new technology and wherever possible integrating this into my […]

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Students as Screencasters: Flipping the Professional Development Model

This is a guest post from Rob Zdrojewski, Technology Education Teacher and Director of the Amherst Tech TV Program at Amherst Middle School. The post was originally published on his blog at robztraining.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, send an email to ideas@edmodo.com. I love solving real-life technology problems with my students. There’s nothing […]

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How to Share a Field Trip With Edmodo

This is a guest post by Nancy Carroll, grade 4 teacher at Boyden School in Walpole, Massachusetts. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, send an email to ideas@edmodo.com. While on Twitter one evening I mentioned to a fellow fourth grade teacher that my class was traveling to Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA to learn […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Ann Oro, Saint Michael School

This post is part of our Edmodo Spotlight series which highlights Edmodo teachers, schools and districts. If you are interested in being featured, please complete this form. Name: Ann Oro Grade Level & Subject Area: K-8 Computer Teacher School: Saint Michael School, Cranford, NJ How did you hear about Edmodo? I was introduced to Edmodo […]

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Edmodo Educators Come Together in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating effect on many communities on the East Coast. Over the past week we’ve heard from teachers looking for ways to connect their students with other classrooms to share their experiences. We’ve also seen teachers in Edmodo Communities looking for  new resources in the absence of text books, or sharing relevant resources (assignments and infographics), as well as […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Lisa Butler, Hershey Middle School

Today, we’re pleased to launch “Edmodo Spotlight,” a new blog series that features an Edmodo teacher, school or district. If you are interested in being featured, please send a note to ideas@edmodo.com. Here is our first Edmodo spotlight! Edmodo Teacher Spotlight: Lisa Butler Name: Lisa Butler Grade level & subject area: Middle School Spanish School: […]

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Wondering Coast to Coast: A Read Aloud Project

Edmodo is a great way to connect your students for a book club or read aloud and today we’d like to spotlight a project from the Edmodo Community doing just that. Wonder, by RJ Palacio, is a story of a young boy with a deformity which prevents him from going to a mainstream school until […]

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The Edmodo Rap

At Edmodo, we get lots of emails from teachers, but last week we received one that took us all by surprise. The email contained an Edmodo rap by Robert Eller, the husband of  Angela Eller, a 2nd grade teacher at Dillard Street Elementary in Winter Garden, FL. A banker by day, rapping has been been Robert’s […]

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Edmodo Schools and Districts in the News

Schools across the US are rolling out Edmodo district wide this year. Today we’d like to highlight some of the schools and districts that were featured in their local media for their use of Edmodo. Learn how River Oaks Elementary School, part of Horry County School District in North Carolina, is bringing technology to the […]

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Let’s Go Back to School with 1 Million Teachers

We’re thankful to have such a great community of teachers who are learning, connecting and collaborating with each other everyday through Edmodo. Today, at ISTE, we’re announcing a summer challenge that will help make the Edmodo community even stronger – Let’s go back to school with 1 million teachers! This is a big goal and we need […]

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Report from the Tundra: Magical Moments

First post from Andy McKiel as he sets out on his Tundra connections.  See a Recap of his adventures in Venture Beat! My first day in Churchill was filled with so many incredible experiences that I don’t even know how to start relating all of them. So many notable and memorable things have occurred already, […]

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New to Edmodo? Share your experience! Call for Featured Bloggers

If you are a classroom teacher who is planning to get started using Edmodo in the classroom this fall and are interested in blogging about it once a week – this is your chance! We are looking for one to three bloggers, across all subjects and grades, who are willing to put themselves out there […]

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Be the change you want to see!

One final post from Bianca – but we made her come to the US to post it! Stay tuned Monday to hear from our featured blogger team on the floor at ISTE!!! ** So this is it, hey? The final blog post in a series of what one of my students calls ‘brain vomits’, haha, […]

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Transforming Teaching & Learning

Final thoughts on Student PLNs with Liz Castillo! There are so many reasons why I really love using technology with my students.  I have seen how it helps my students to stay engaged in the content, be creative, and develop the necessary 21st century skills that will help them to become future leaders.  Using technology […]

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My final thoughts on Web 2.0? Use them…a lot.

Closing thoughts from Bret Gosselin ** Here is to the last post of a most honored and undeserved stint as a guest blogger for Edmodo.  (Note from Edmodo:  WELL deserved!!) Truthfully, this has been such a humbling experience as I’ve wondered the whole time if Edmodo picked the right guy for the job. Anything I know […]

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Bring It! to ISTE

A Voice from the Library, final post by Shannon Miller! ** Many of us will soon be together in Philadelphia for ISTE 2011.  We will connect in presentations and meetings, meet up in the Blogger’s Cafe, and at social functions.  It will be a crazy few days but one filled with amazing learning, collaborating and […]

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Connecting Beyond Our Four Walls


Student PLNs with Liz Castillo! One of my goals this year was to meet the 21st century challenge to connect my students to others beyond the four walls of our classroom.  I believe that the ability to communicate, collaborate, and connect globally with others is probably one of the most powerful ways we can use […]

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A Bright Idea for Staying Connected over the Summer

The penultimate post on Web 2.0 from Bret! ** I can’t believe next week will be our last week to post-time flies when you’re having fun and this has been a blast. Thanks to those of you who’ve kept up with my rambling the past weeks, I appreciate the attention, however undeserved it may be. Today […]

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You Don’t Want to Miss These Three AMAZING Edmodo Resources

Voice of the Library with Shannon ** Sometimes I am amazed at how many new resources come to us over the week through our social networks, connections and other resources. Now, more than ever, we can learn each and every day through these different avenues and bring amazing ideas and resources back to our students, other […]

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Matching learning spaces to physical and online spaces.

Checking in Down Under with our DIY Teacher, Bianca! ** I’ve been interested in the role that physical spaces play in learning since I made a visit to SCIL late last year. This school’s innovative approach to learning spaces is inspiring, and I was keen to see how I could (re)organise my classroom space to […]

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Edmodo & Challenge Based Learning

Student PLNs with Liz! ** Although many of you are done with your school year and ready to relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation, I know that summer break doesn’t stop you from planning or thinking about the great ideas you will implement next school year.  For many of us, summer is not only a […]

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Edmodo: Before and After

Wednesdays with Bret! ** In case you missed me bragging about it, my school year is already over and I am currently enjoying my summer break-and yes, I am rubbing it in That being the case, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on this year and what’s been good about it. The word that […]

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Ideas for Using Edmodo….Let’s Create a List Together!

Voice of the Library with Shannon Yesterday was the end of the school year for Van Meter. The seniors already graduated and are onto the next chapter in their lives. The kids at school were happy and excited as they talked about their summer plans. They took photos with their friends throughout the day, signed […]

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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 […]

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Keeping busy parents ‘in the loop’

Do-it-Yourself Teaching with Bianca! Parents today are busy, there’s no denying it. Often parents work long hours, returning home to their children tired, stressed and grumpy. The dinner needs to be cooked, the house tidied and the washing done. There is little time to sit down and chat with the kids about homework and how […]

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A Model For Student Communication and Collaboration

Student PLNs with Liz! ** Getting my students to effectively collaborate and work in teams has proven to be a constant challenge.  Of course many of them love working with their friends, sharing the workload, and having a chance to be social…but I would argue that this doesn’t necessarily constitute effective collaboration.  Because of the […]

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Web 2.0: Edmodians of the Week – Creating an Edmodo RSS feed

Web 2.0 with Bret! ** Unfortunately, I do not have a single “Edmodian of the Week” today. It’s not that there aren’t people to choose from, the problem is that there are too many of you doing too many amazing things to pick just one to end the year. So what I wanted to do […]

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Edmodo: The Perfect Place For Kids To Connect This Summer

Voice of the Library with Shannon ** Summer break will be here for me in just five days.  Even though there are a couple of months that we are not in school with our students, there are so many ways now that we can stay connected with them during the summertime.  We can use Twitter, Facebook, […]

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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 […]

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PBL + Edmodo = Awesome

Friday with Bianca! ** I find myself sitting in a lecture by philosopher David Chalmers (it’s titled ‘The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis’) and realise that once again I am behind in writing my weekly post for edmodo – where do the hours go?! The layout of the room (a university lecture theatre) contradicts the focus […]

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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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Web 2.0: Why we love Edmodo

Wednesdays with Bret! ** If you are a North American, congratulations, you have approximately a week and a half until you wrap up your 2010/2011 adventure. With that in mind, let’s celebrate by saluting our next… Edmodian of the Week: Mr. McAsh! Mr. McAsh is a HUGE asset to the Edmodo PLN and is an amazing […]

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Voice of the Library: Take A Look…What Do You See?

Today in the library, I took these photographs of our 5th graders at Van Meter completely engaged, sharing with friends, and having a blast learning something new. And just what was it that hooked this group of students? We recently added 8 iPad’s and 12 iPod’s to the technology in our school.  When the students […]

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DIY Teacher: Innovative, Free and Easy

TGIF with Bianca! ** Another fast and furious teaching week down here in Australia. Things seem to snowball – parent teacher evenings, reports, marking, lesson planning. I am constantly surprised when people say ‘You’re a teacher? That must be easy with all those holidays and the short hours.’ Are you kidding me?! Anyway, I’m not […]

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Student PLNs: Reflecting on Reflections

Thursday with Liz! Reflections are one of the most power professional development tools we have as educators.  It is what allows us to continue to improve and get better at what we do with our students.  Like many of you, I love to try new things in my class whether it is a lesson, a […]

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Web 2.0: Newbie tip of the week: Relax!

Wednesdays with Brett! ** It’s Wednesday again, so here goes… Edmodian of the Week: Ms. Hartwig! Mrs. Hartwig stands out as an advocate for her students and their needs as modern students. She has a keen awareness of the demands that our youth will face as professional adults and ensures that her teaching aligns itself […]

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Voice of the Library: The Students Aren’t Waiting

Tuesdays with Shannon! ** Last Saturday, Will Richardson posted “There are Some People Who Don’t Wait” on his blog, weblogg-ed. The post was about teachers who don’t wait…who jump right in, who take a chance, who embrace change in education and the lives of young people. Will wrote, “… I couldn’t help thinking about the […]

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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 […]

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DIY Teacher: Teaching is manic – bring it!!

Week 3 with Bianca! ** Hello Edmodians! My week has been a little frazzled, and after a quick shout out on twitter asking what I should blog about, this tweet got the green light: I do have a new prac student who started with me on Monday. I had to apologise a number of times […]

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Student PLN’s: The Power of Publishing

Week 3 with Liz Castillo! ** Last year I had the honor of attending the Siemens STEM Institute at the Discovery Headquarters.  There were a multitude of amazing and talented speakers that we had the privilege to learn from.  One of my favorite speakers of the week was Dr. Lodge McCammon.  If you haven’t heard […]

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Web 2.0: Getting Organized

Week 3 with Bret Gosselin! (note from Edmodo: impressive sharing score Bret!) ** Hello again! I am a terrible creature of habit with an insatiable need to organize, so according to trend, here are my sections for this week’s post. Scroll down to a topic of interest, but make sure you check out Edmodian of the […]

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Voice of the Library: The “Little Things” That Make A Difference

Week 3 with Shannon Miller!   Dressed For The Van Meter Wax Museum All of us do this.  We get caught up in the duties and tasks demanding our attention during the day. There are projects to grade, emails to respond to, meetings to attend, and lesson plans to create.  We have responsibilities and people […]

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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 […]

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The DIY Teacher: Moving freely between learning spaces

Week 3 with Bianca! ** I am often asked by teachers why they should use Edmodo (often referred to as a microblog) when they already use a blog (such as edublogs and WordPress). It’s a pretty sensible question – teachers are already busy and don’t really need to be doubling up on work for no […]

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Student PLN’s: Rules For Engagement

Week 3 with Liz Castillo! ** This week I would like to discuss more about how to set the stage for students to safely engage in social networking while allowing them to have fun and learn.  Last week, I wrote about the importance of relationship building before introducing the technology.  It is really important that […]

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Web 2.0: Educator Showcase

Week 3 with Bret Gosselin! ** It’s Wednesday again and I’m excited to be able to share with you all for another round this week. I am adding a new section today that I’m pretty stoked about. As I’ve said before, I am not the expert on how to use the web in the classroom-you all are. […]

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Voice of the Library: Connect, Create, Celebrate

Week 3 with Shannon Miller! ** There are so many things that happen each day that remind me why I love being a teacher.  I am happy when my elementary students run to the new picture books I have displayed in the library and sit down on the floor to read them with friends.  I […]

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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 […]

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The DIY Teacher: Are you connected deeply? Part I.

Week 2 with Bianca Hewes from Davidson High School, NSW, Australia In front of me is the majestic Lake Rotoaria, found in the very middle of New Zealand’s north island. The lake, reflecting a moody Autumn sky, is straddled by black swans who hoot noisily to each other seemingly unconcerned by the menacing snow-capped Mount Tongariro […]

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Student PLNs: It’s All About Relationships

Week 2 with Liz Castillo from Kamehameha Middle School in Honolulu, Hawaii ** When I think about why I love teaching so much, it really comes down to one thing….relationships.  Although I have a passion for teaching my content and using technology, the heart and soul of why I do it is because of how I […]

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Web 2.0 with Brett Gosselin

Week 2 with Brett Gosselin, ESL teacher from Klein ISD in Houston, TX. ** So lets continue our discussion of Web 2.0 tools, shall we? I decided that since there are so many different audiences who could be following this blog, I’m going to segment my contributions into sections from now on. Jump down to […]

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Raise Their Voice

Week 2 with Shannon Miller, Teacher Librarian from Van Meter School District in Iowa **   Last week I had the honor to present with Julia Albaugh and Emma Durflinger at the Iowa 1:1 Conference in Des Moines. I have collaborated with both of them before and have helped them prepare for other presentations as […]

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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 […]

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Featured Blogger: The Do-It-Yourself Teacher with Bianca Hewes

Not ‘just’ a teacher – becoming a teacher every day. First off a big ‘wow, gee, thanks’ to Edmodo for giving an Aussie the opportunity to be a featured blogger! I thought this post would be a great opportunity to introduce myself to other Edmodians (is that the collective noun for edmodo users? I think […]

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Featured Blogger: Student PLN’s with Liz Castillo

I was so excited when I was selected to be a Featured Blogger for the Edmodo community.  I have always tried to find as many ways possible to share and connect with other teachers especially around the topic of integrating technology.  When I first began teaching, I was in a classroom where there was 1 […]

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Featured Blogger: Web 2.0 with Bret Gosselin

Hello! I wanted to begin by saying that I am honored to be able to write to this community about a subject that I would just be yakking about anyway (Web 2.0 tools, BTW) and that I hope to have some great conversations about all the incredible things we are doing in our classrooms. What […]

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Featured Blogger: The Voice of the Library with Shannon Miller

Today is the start of a new adventure for me!  For the next few months I am going to be one of five bloggers on Edmodo’s Featured Blogger Team.  I am very honored to be part of this amazing group of educators and excited to share and learn with all of you! I will be […]

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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 […]

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Edmodo This! ‘Til Death Do Us Part

Jason Dudczak from Harllee Middle School in Manatee County, FL and his brand new bride Jessica sent us this picture from their wedding reception.   And, in the words of Jason’s co-worker Shelbi Ericsson, yes, it made our heart grow three times its size. Awwwww.. Congratulations Jason and Jessica — it’s a little known fact that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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One teachers Edmodo experience with a student

Edmodo has been an integrated part of my students’ school life for a number of weeks now. My class is a relatively small grade five group of 10 boys and 9 girls. We are part of a rural school in Queensland Australia with just over 230 students spanning grades 1-7. The school is wonderfully equipped […]

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