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1 A Guide for Getting Started

2 What is Edmodo? Free social learning network for teachers, students, schools and districts Provides an engaging platform for blended learning and safe, productive social networking Safe and easy way to: Connect Exchange ideas Share content Access homework, grades and school notices.

3 Founded in late 2008, now transforming classrooms for millions of users worldwide
Note: Image reflects data as of Oct’11

4 Security Closed environment
No private information required from students Students join classes by the invitation of their teacher only Students cannot directly message one another All communications are archived Teacher has full management control Sub domains allow district administrators greater control

5 Create Your Account

6 Teacher Landing Page Post assignments, reminders, polls, or discussion questions Store unlimited content for easy re-use and sharing Create Groups for Classes and Clubs Encourage collaboration and participation in classroom discussions Join Subject and Content Communities

7 Students receive notifications for new grades, new assignments, alerts or replies
Student view Unlimited storage for documents, videos and other resources Students can only send messages to the entire group or directly to the teacher Students can only join groups, they cannot create them

8 For the Classroom

9 Update Your Account Settings
Customize or text notification Upload a photo or select an icon from our list Choose your privacy settings Select your School and connect with your peers

10 Create Your Profile Claim your personal URL Tell people about yourself
Add any previous schools you have worked at

11 3. Distribute code to group members
Create a Group 1. Select Create on groups menu 2. Complete group info 3. Distribute code to group members

12 Student Sign-up Student must have group code to register
Students are NOT required to give address

13 Manage Groups View grades, reset passwords and set students to “read only” Create sub-groups within your groups Access Parent Codes, award badges and remove members

14 Badges Award Badges to encourage your students.
Use pre-loaded badges or create your own. Access badges from Group Member list or Student Profile.

15 Parent must have parent code to register
Parent Sign-up Parent must have parent code to register

16 Parents receive notifications for student grades, assignments and events
Parent View Parents can view only their own students’ grades Parents are invited to a group by each of their students’ teachers. Parents can send direct messages to teacher and/ or student Parents can only view posts by their student or posts and assignments sent by a teacher (no visibility into other students’ activity)

17 Select to post a note, alert, assignment or poll
Post a Message Embed videos, attach files, links or any documents from your Edmodo Library collection Select to post a note, alert, assignment or poll Send a message to a group, or post direct messages to specific students or teacher connections

18 Edmodo Library Upload, store and edit content to your personal library
Organize library into folders and share files and folders with groups Unlimited Storage, accessible anywhere!

19 View and grade assignments as students turn them in
Create an Assignment Click “Load Assignment” to easily pull up a previously given assignment View and grade assignments as students turn them in

20 Grading Assignments Students can attach documents, links or embed video, avoiding paper or use of thumb drives Comments allow you to provide feedback on assignments and students are notified immediately. Students can also comment back and a permanent record is kept for reference.

21 Select to create a new quiz or load a previously created one
Create a Quiz Select to create a new quiz or load a previously created one Write directions or a message Give the quiz a title Set the time limit Allow students to see their results

22 Create and Add Questions
Select question type Write question Add questions Write answers and choices Add answer choices

23 Grading Quizzes Post quiz and automatically add scores to gradebook
Sort by student View number of correct responses by question Select individual students to view their responses, and grade short answer questions

24 Export option allows you to transfer grades to another program
Gradebook Export option allows you to transfer grades to another program Scores are updated automatically after each assignment is graded and recorded

25 Calendar Filter by group or view all
Add class events, school events or view scheduled assignments

26 Mobile Access Get updates and notifications on the go with our mobile app available for: iPhone/ iPod/ iPad Android devices Access Edmodo on any mobile browser at

27 Professional Development

28 Content and Subject Area Communities
Follow subject and content communities to connect and share best practices with other teachers Access digital content to support classroom instruction

29 School and District Communities (for subdomains)
Schedule school and district-wide meetings and events Encourage school and district-wide communication

30 Post discussion questions, polls and training materials
Creating a PD Group Select “Professional Development” as Subject area and distribute group code to attendees Post discussion questions, polls and training materials

31 Best Practices for Safe Networking
Encourage students to create their own accounts to ensure password safety After all students join your group, lock the group code to prevent others from joining Monitor group membership to ensure only students in your group have joined Educate students on proper online etiquette Use “Read-Only” status to curb inappropriate behavior Always log in though your subdomain If your school or district does not have a subdomain, claim one at

32 First Steps for Getting Started
1 Complete your profile Create a group and invite students. Post class materials and initial discussion questions Join a subject or content community to make connections and access material for the classroom 2 3 4

33 Classroom Integration and Support
Join Weekly Edmodo Webinars: Explore resources in the Help Center: Ask the Edmodo Support Community: Follow for more ways to use Edmodo in the classroom. 1 2 3 4

34 What questions do you have?

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