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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 […]

News & EventsTeacher Stories - Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, May 6th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2011

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, […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011