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How Virtual Reality Can Teach Global Competency

Cultural divisiveness is tearing at the fabric of our local and global communities. We have witnessed its symptoms of mistrust, fear, and even violence manifest themselves daily—from racial injustice to the rise of Islamophobia and the xenophobic backlash in response to the refugee crisis. At the same time, our human communities are widening and technology […]

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Edmodo and PBL – A Dynamic Duo

With the advent of CCSS and NGSS many teachers are feeling the pressure to embrace project based learning. In a PBL environment, students work collaboratively for an extended period of time, attempting to solve a real world problem or challenge, gaining knowledge and skills along the way. In this environment, students have choices in how […]

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Turn Your Class into a Community of Readers

While you have multiple state standards to consider when designing your ELA curriculum, the underlying goal for most teachers is to build a lifelong love of reading in your students. Easier said than done, right? Research shows that giving students time to read, helping them find books that they are excited to read, and making […]

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The Anatomy of a Well-Written Conference Proposal

While large, international conferences such as SxSw, ISTE and Edmodocon, require potential presenters to complete an online application process detailing the title, description, standards, and outcomes of a proposed session, all conference proposals must have a strong idea and concise wording. As American author and communication expert, Dianna Booher stated, “If you can’t write your […]

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11 Humbling #EdTechFails That Prove You’re Not Alone (Whew!)

Relax! You don’t have to be embarrassed or sheepish. Even the most tech-savvy educators have hiccups along the road we call the information superhighway. This includes Edmodo teachers, who are among the most tech-literate professionals anywhere. To prove the point we asked our community of educators to share technology guffaws they’ve made or seen. Some are […]

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Road to EdmodoCon 2016: Meet Speaker Rashenah Walker, Curriculum Coordinator

Throughout July, the Edmodo blog will feature EdmodoCon 2016 speakers. For our sixth installment, meet Curriculum Coordinator Rashenah Walker, who uses  Edmodo to not only flip classrooms in her school, but to expand her professional learning community.  Rashenah  covers ways to make connections and use Edmodo Spotlight to “Develop a Professional Learning Environment.”  Be sure to register for EdmodoCon […]

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Road to Edmodocon 2016: Michelle Tripp, Secondary ELA Coordinator

Throughout July, the Edmodo blog will feature EdmodoCon 2016 speakers. For our fifth installment, meet Secondary ELA Coordinator Michelle Tripp, who’s district used Edmodo to adopt a new curriculum. Michelle and her colleagues participated in “Large Scale Decision Making on Edmodo” to identify the pedagogies that impact teaching and learning. Be sure to register for EdmodoCon to catch […]

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Road to EdmodoCon 2016: Meet Speakers Wendy Dowler and Jennifer Kindred

Throughout July, the Edmodo blog will feature EdmodoCon 2016 speakers. For our second installment, meet teachers Wendy Dowler and Jennifer Kindred. They used Edmodo to turn a traditional project into a highly engaging activity that can be used between classes.  Together with their students, they created a live feed  to “Facilitate Audience Engagement during a Debate.” Be sure to register for EdmodoCon to […]

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The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers – How do we inspire the best and the brightest to become educators?

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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Come Explore With Us at ISTE 2016

Making the trek to ISTE this year? At Edmodo, we are awakening our inner explorers, and we hope that you’ll join us on the adventure in Denver! There are lots of chances for our journeys to intertwine between June 26th and 29th: Visit Edmodo in Booth #2331 Stop by and introduce yourself—we love meeting fellow explorers face-to-face! While you’re […]

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The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists – On Becoming a Consummate Professional – Part 3

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: In Search of Professional Ethicists – Is Education a Profession? – Part 2

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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#EdmodoGlobal Twitter Chat: Global Collaborative Learning on Edmodo

In the modern learning environment every global educator needs a generic toolbox for connecting themselves and their students with the world. It is either not possible or more problematic to create viable global connections and foster collaborations using a school learning management system or tools such as Google classroom or Moodle. It is imperative tools […]

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The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professional Ethicists – Do they Exist? – Part 1

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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Go Global with Edmodo at #ISTE16

We believe in the importance of connecting classrooms to the world; Edmodo is a global education network that helps connect all learners with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential. In April, Edmodo was pleased to host the first Global Leadership Summit at our headquarters in San Mateo, California. If you missed […]

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The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers – Cultivating Young Readers

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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4 Takeaways from Global Leadership Week

Global Education is more popular than ever, and district and school leaders are essential in providing sustained and equitable solutions. In April, Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon co-hosted hosted the first Global Leadership Week Summit at Edmodo in San Mateo, California, to examine what this form of leadership looks like. Three panels (videos below) explored how […]

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EdmodoCon 2016: Register Today

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and at Edmodo’s headquarters, that can only mean one thing: EdmodoCon is on the horizon! As you plan your summer professional development, be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, because EdmodoCon registration is officially open! EdmodoCon is an annual, […]

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The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine – Pak Tee Ng – Singapore

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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Classroom Conversations: Using Multimedia to Explore Global Issues

Each day, we hear a story in the news related to the impacts of migration, climate change, or language loss. These stories are important touchstones of our times, impacting individuals, families, and our local and global communities. How can educators bring these topics to the classroom while connecting them to students’ daily lives? My organization, […]

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The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers – What’s New On Social?

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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Technology and Student-Driven Collaboration: Transforming Literature Circles Using Edmodo

The day-to-day classroom experience of a middle school teacher begins something like this: students hurry to their lockers, arrive in your classroom, say “hi”, and then consult their technology – immediately. After all, checking Instagram or Facebook is likely more important than what’s on tap for the day. You can ask Chris to stop texting […]

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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: An Interview with Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi

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: More Materials for the Arts

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: Meet the Teachers

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: 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: Training Teachers 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 Friday 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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Access to Education from Home or Hospital Bed: A Conversation with WSAPC

Here at Edmodo, we understand the power of connecting students–especially in unexpected ways–to the resources and people that help them reach their full potential. We are thrilled to speak with Liz Jones, Blended Learning Teacher from West Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC), who shared her team’s unique use of Edmodo and how the platform provides 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: Just Imagine – John Martin

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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Edmodo – The Network That Connects Students Across Countries

The post that appeared one evening in the Edmodo group “Collaborize your class” looked innocent enough: a Greek high-school teacher wanted to find a partner for a project about human trafficking. The Mediterranean Sea is Europe’s southern border, and Italy and Greece are at the front line. My class of 16-year-olds specialising in ancient Latin […]

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The Global Search for Education: 12 Teacher Bloggers Discuss If Social Media Plays a Role in Managing a Successful 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 Education […]

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Edmodo Goes to the White House!

We’re excited that today Edmodo CEO Vibhu Mittal is at the White House for the Open Education Symposium held by the U.S. Department of Education. At the event, he’ll be presenting Edmodo Spotlight, our teacher-curated resource sharing platform, to the various education leaders in attendance as part of our ongoing commitment to open education. The […]

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Real World Collaboration on PBL Using Edmodo

I have used Edmodo for over five years, and I know what a powerful tool it is for classroom management and blended learning. I have used every feature on Edmodo to its fullest extent, but I wanted to push myself and my students even further in creating a global classroom event. Last year, I used […]

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Edmodo: The Glue That Connects Us All

I believe many people think of using the Internet to collaborate with teachers in other countries around the world. I may do that someday, but there are just too few hours in the day to start that phase of my Edmodo progression. I’ve yet to leave the ‘safety’ of my school community, but even within […]

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Forging Connections Through Collaboration

I thought I was pretty well connected with other educators in my district until Ms. Kaelin, physics teacher extraordinaire, walked into my classroom for our usual afternoon chat. She was super excited to tell me about a great LMS she had been introduced to – Edmodo. I was happy to hear the excitement in her […]

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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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What Matters to You, Matters: The Real Value of Digital Citizenship

In celebration of Digital Citizenship Week, we spoke with Encinitas Union School District ‎Literacies & Outreach Coordinator Glen Warren on the relevancy of digital citizenship curriculum and its impact on student behavior and ambition. Q:  In your opinion, why is digital citizenship relevant in today’s classroom? A:  It speaks to the conditions for learning. Digital […]

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Global Collaboration: Beyond Classroom Borders

So what exactly is global collaboration you ask? That’s a great question. In our ever-connected world, this is a term that has become widely popular in recent times. Global collaboration is interacting with others online using either synchronous or asynchronous platforms. These include online interactions like on Edmodo, or real-time encounters using a video-based platform […]

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The Global Search for Education: The New UN Agenda — What Is the Role of 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 Friday and join the Global Search for Education […]

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Baby Steps: Navigating the Vast World of Educational Technology

The sheer volume of educational technology available to teachers can be daunting. Every new app, website or device advertises that what they offer is all you need to make your classroom environment engaging and fun for your students. As a library media specialist and a teacher in a high school, I see the struggles teachers […]

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The Global Search for Education: 12 Teacher Bloggers Discuss Their Most Challenging Classrooms

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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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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The Global Search for Education: Teaching in a Global World

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: Can Tech 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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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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7 Resources For Essay Writing That Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

What’s the toughest part of your work as an educator? You are used to teaching lessons…you already have the knowledge, so it’s not that difficult to express it. However, the task of motivating your students to write falls in another category. It’s hard for you to take control over the process and explain how they […]

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The Global Search for Education: Families, Schools, & Communities

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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Edmodo and the 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship: Minding Our Digital Footprints

One of the most important things Edmodo has to offer learning communities is that it is a safe, protected environment in which a learning community can learn best practices for digital citizenship. Former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, argues quite convincingly that in the future of today’s students, in many realms, our students’ online identities […]

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The Global Search for Education: Is this the Age of the Arts?

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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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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The Global Search for Education: 12 Teacher Bloggers Discuss the Best Ways Parents & Teachers Can Help Each Other

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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