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Social Distancing and Distance Learning: One Parent’s Perspective

By |March 25th, 2020|

I saw a Twitter post yesterday that talked about “brain breaks for your kids.” While we could all use a brain break right now, I suspect brain breaks aren’t the first item on the list of what most kids need right now—at least not mine! As a parent of an …

Distance Learning: How to Teach in the Time of the Coronavirus

By |March 21st, 2020|

These are hard times for schools and for us teachers. Staying at home does not mean rest and relaxation at all, but rather, since families expect instruction and lessons to be carried out even from a distance. The task of a teacher becomes even more difficult as preparing a lesson …

Keep Calm, Learning is On! Tips and Resources for Parents to Support Learning at Home

By |March 19th, 2020|

As teachers and parents, we’re all feeling overwhelmed by the news about COVID-19 and the effects on our everyday lives. But, supporting learning and keeping a sense of normalcy and routine for kids is important, especially during sudden school closures. As schools and teachers are working quickly to create distance …

How to Use YouTube to Live Stream Teaching with Edmodo for Distance Learning

By |March 14th, 2020|

All that is required is a YouTube Account and an Edmodo Class/Group. 1. Login to YouTube and enable your account for streaming. Log into YouTube account. Any teacher with a Google Account can use it to set up YouTube for classroom use. Click the camera icon in the top-right …

How to Video Live Stream to Your Class on Edmodo

By |March 14th, 2020|

We understand that due to the coronavirus and school closures, teachers are rapidly modifying lessons to support distance learning with their students. Video live streaming in your Edmodo Classes will support synchronous online learning experiences, and help you more closely match online learning to the in-person classroom experience that your …

Three Activities to Get Started with Distance Learning Using Edmodo

By |March 10th, 2020|

Effective distance learning begins with structured activities to keep students focused on their learning goals and performance objectives. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) causing school closures and affecting millions of students worldwide, schools are creating distance learning plans to ensure that teaching and learning continues beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. …

Setting Up Edmodo Classes for Distance Learning

By |March 8th, 2020|

Educators can use technology to deliver instruction and assess student learning in an efficient manner even during times of school suspension. If your school has closed and you are struggling to find a way to deliver instruction to your students, there are many tools you can use to send information, …

How to Remediate Creativity

By |October 24th, 2019|

We’d like to thank Blair for sharing these fantastic insights ahead of his session at EdmodoCon. If you’re interested in more from Blair and Dana, register for EdmodoCon today to see them speak live about redefining student leadership. Looking for quick resources to engage your students? Check out this collection …

Empowering Students Through Connections-Based Learning

By |October 22nd, 2019|

We’d like to thank Sean for this insightful analysis ahead of his session at EdmodoCon. If you’re interested in more from Sean, register for EdmodoCon today to see him speak live about connections-based learning. If you’d like to learn more about how students can practice healthy digital connections, check out …

Remember to Breathe: Tackling Teaching’s Challenges With Mindfulness

By |October 18th, 2019|

We’d like to thank Jaime for sharing this story ahead of her session at EdmodoCon. If you’re interested in more from Jaime, register for EdmodoCon today to see her speak live about mindfulness in the classroom.  If you’d like more resources on mindfulness at school, check out this collection of …

Turning Parents Into Learning Heroes: How to Engage Families with Research-Based Engagement Resources and Tools

By |September 6th, 2019|

The start of a new school year requires a lot of time and preparation in order for educators to build relationships with students. The idea of engaging parents as well can seem overwhelming — but the effort can make all the difference in student achievement and our success as teachers. As a …

Tips For Using Edmodo With Other Apps

By |August 23rd, 2019|

Do you ever look at your phone or desktop and wonder “Why do I bother with all these different apps?” Maybe you have them organized into folders and subfolders. Maybe they’re just spilling out over your background. B-but you need Flipgrid for that video unit you’re doing in January. And …

Edmodo Quizzes: Formative Practice + Classroom Culture!

By |August 23rd, 2019|

As a teacher, I’m pretty conflicted about tests and quizzes. We know that for many students, tests just aren’t the best format to showcase their knowledge and skills. On the other hand, assessments and exams are often necessary for us to monitor student progress, not to mention required by state …

The Global Search for Education: Wanted — Student Consultants for a Modern Workforce

By |August 9th, 2019|

When you give students real-world challenges with real-world organizations, everyone can benefit. Infusing curricula with timely community-based challenges teaches new knowledge and shows learners how their skills will ultimately apply as adults. Additionally, real-world learning experiences give students the opportunity to benefit the community in which they live. Norton Gusky, …

A New Edmodo for the New Decade

By |June 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Want to know what’s new for August 2019? You’ve come to the right place. At Edmodo, we’ve been thinking about how to best support the learning that happens in our education community as a new decade approaches. This meant zooming out and looking at Edmodo as a whole, rather than …

Announcing Discover on Edmodo

By |May 4th, 2019|Tags: |

Students are more stressed than ever. Hundreds of apps are competing for their attention. Poorly-tuned algorithms are exposing them to ridiculous content. Even their favorite games constantly pressure them into spending money. Teachers don’t have it any easier, either. They’re competing with those same apps for the attention of students …

How to Use NexxGen News During Class Downtime and Homeroom

By |April 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Three easy ways to keep your students focused while taking advantage of downtime Maybe you’ve heard that NexxGen News has already debuted on Edmodo. Or that NexxGen News makes weekly episodes with student-focused news segments — like the recent college admissions scandal. (Or maybe you haven’t heard! That’s okay too.) NexxGen News makes …

Announcing Clear The Air

By |March 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Share the real danger of vaping with your students with lesson plans and a contest hosted by Edmodo Whether you’re a student, a parent, or a teacher, we’re here to help you understand the real danger and cost of vaping — and the threat it poses to students in today’s ever-changing world. That’s …

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