Starting a New School Year on Edmodo (Teacher)

Welcome back to school!

We're excited to help you set up your digital classroom and get the year started off on the right foot. You’ve probably got a lot on your plate already, so we put together a guide on the essential steps to starting the new school year on Edmodo.

Ready to get started? Follow these three simple steps!

Short on time? Download the Quick Start Guide for Teachers!

 

Step 1: Set up your Classes 

We recommend creating a set of Classes that supports your teaching schedule. There are plenty of ways teachers set up their schedule on Edmodo:

  1. By period: Set up an individual Class for each period you teach. This works best for teachers who want a separate Class for each group of students they see throughout the day. (Example: P1 - Biology, P2 - Honors Biology, P3 - Physiology, etc.)
  2. By subject: Set up a Class for each subject/prep you teach. This works best if you teach multiple periods of the same subject, but want to communicate with all your students at once. (Example: 7th Grade English, Journalism, etc.)
  3. Main Class with Small Groups:  Set up a Class for your students, then use Small Groups to differentiate as needed. This works best if you want to have a central place for all your students, but want to set up table groups, chapters and units, or other learning differentiation. (Example: Main Class - Mr. Roosevelt's Class, Small Groups - Table A, B, C, D, E, etc.)

Click here to learn how to create a Class or Group, or watch the video tutorial below:

Click here to learn how to set up Small Groups, or watch the video tutorial below:

 

Step 2: Invite your Students

Once your teaching schedule is set up, you can  invite your students to join your Classes. There are a few different ways you can get your students to join:

  1. Join in class:  If you would like your students to join while they are in your classroom, share your Class Code and have each student use the code when creating their account. They can create at an account either at www.edmodo.com or by downloading the app on their mobile device.
  2. Join at home:  If you prefer to have your students join outside of your classroom, you can print a PDF handout that shows students how to join your Edmodo Class. You can also send out an email invitation if you have your students' email addresses available.
  3. Create student accounts in advance: If you prefer to create your students' accounts for them, you can use the roster tool and print out their login information when they’re ready to start using Edmodo.

Click here to learn how to invite others to join your Class/Group, or watch the tutorial video below:

 

Step 3: Start a Conversation

Now that your Classes are set up and your students have joined, you can start conversations on Edmodo! Here are some ways you can get started:

  1. Welcome Note:  Before students join your Class, post an introductory Note welcoming them to their digital classroom. You can pin the post to keep it at the top of your Class page for your students' first few days on Edmodo, and encourage them to reply once they've joined.
  2. Poll your students: Create a Poll and get your students engaged right away. You can use a Poll as an icebreaker or an informal assessment for your lesson. Polls are anonymous and students won't be able to see the Poll results until they submit their own response.
  3. Post updates, activities and resources:  Once you're ready to use Edmodo for your daily classroom needs, try using a variety of post types and attachments to complement your lessons. Post a picture of your daily agenda, create Assignments for your homework, send a Quiz as an exit slip or bell ringer, use Polls to check for understanding in the middle of a lesson, and more. There's no limit to the ways you can use Edmodo!

Click here to learn how to send a Note to your Class/Group, or watch the tutorial videos below:

 

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