If you have a device and an Edmodo account you can
log on and join our MSA group with this group code:
Go to www.edmodo.com
Create a teacher account
Obtain your school code
Upload a picture and create a profile
Create a group for each class
You will see the “create”
option under the “group”
menu on the left sidebar.
Once you create the group,
you will receive a group code.
Your students will enter this
group code to join your group.
Student usernames and
passwords can be obtained
from the Office of
Students will need to enter
these, as well as their first
and last names, and the
group code to create their
An email address is not
User names and passwords
can be put on index cards
or displayed by classroom
computers for future
Edmodo is designed to have a similar interface
This design is similar and comfortable for students.
The teacher is able to post questions, files,
quizzes, polls, assignments, or links.
Students respond just as they would comment on
a Facebook status, meaning very little
instructional time is required to teach students to
use this program.
Edmodo has a free mobile app that both
teachers and students can access.
Edmodo can be used across all grade
Students in third grade are required to
apply higher level comprehension skills in
Third grade students are able to use
Edmodo to develop a deeper
understanding of texts they have read.
In reading, third graders benefit immensely
from engaging in Genuine Conversations.
Genuine Conversations is a specific
technique that can be taught to students,
enabling them to discuss what they have
read in a more authentic, book club
format, rather than in the traditional
Students develop listening skills and engage
in conversation by identifying if they have
an opinion, question, or if they want to
piggyback on another students’ opinion.
If the entire class has access to a device
to log on to Edmodo, the teacher can
post a poll as an engagement or
The teacher can post an open ended
question about the story.
Students can respond directly to the question.
Students can then refresh the browser and
respond to classmates opinions.
There is no “tagging” feature, as on
Facebook, so students will need to address
classmates by name if they wish to respond to
The teacher will get email notifications each
time a student comments, and will be able to
facilitate the conversation.
Students can take turns visiting Edmodo on student
computers and respond to a prompt during group work or
independent practice time.
Students learned about Cinquain Poems through a
power point file.
A poem was written by the class and posted on
Students from another Elementary School
responded to the poem and posted their own.
Send home a letter explaining the program
and its educational value to parents, as
well as student user names and passwords.
Depending on your school communities’
home internet access, students can
complete assignments at home or log on
for extra credit.
Using the mobile app, teachers can
respond to students easily from anywhere.
Edmodo provides an engaging way for
students to apply reading and writing
skills to other content areas, such as
Students can use Edmodo to practice
explaining their thinking in math.
We will keep the MSA Edmodo page
open for contact and sharing ideas.
Alyssa Lindsey firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Novak email@example.com