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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: 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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2011

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 […]

StudentsTeacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011

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 […]

Teacher Stories - Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011