Signing up for Edmodo

This year, one of the new things we will be trying out is a service called Edmodo. Edmodo is a private microblogging network, similar to our own private Twitter network. You will be part of two groups on Edmodo. The first group will include all the students in your Core. The second group will be all of the Sunfish team students. Today in class, you will be signing up for your Edmodo account, joining your Core group and the Sunfish Group, and completing an assignment examining three different websites.

To Sign Up for Edmodo

  1. Go to http://www.edmodo.com
  2. On the right side, near the middle click “Sign up now, I’m a STUDENT”
  3. A student sign-up form will pop up.  In it, enter the following information:
  • Group Code: found on the board for your Core
  • Username: Your username will be your first name followed by your first initial of your last name and the number 15…for example my username would be: toddw15
  • Your password is up to you, but make sure it is something you will remember as I CANNOT RECOVER YOUR PASSWORD!
  • DO NOT ENTER AN EMAIL ADDRESS
  • Enter your First Name
  • Enter the first INITIAL of your LAST Name

Once your account is created, log into Edmodo using the Username and Password you just set up. When you Log In the screen will look something like this:

Edmodo001This area is very similar to a Facebook Wall.  You can type messages in the box at the top, select who to send it to (generally to the whole group rather than an individual), and see the messages appear in the bottom half of the screen.  On the left, you have an area of with the groups to which you belong.  Clicking one of these groups will filter the messages in the list.

Across the top of the Edmodo Screen you will see several options:

  • Edmodo – takes you to the main Edmodo Screen
  • Calendar – is a calendar where events can be added for groups or individuals
  • Files – is an area where files (presentations, documents, etc) can be uploaded for groups
  • Settings – Allows you to put in an email address for receiving notifications, set up Edmodo to send notifications to your phone via text message, change your password, or upload an avatar image (please don’t use a REAL photo for this)

Once you’ve logged into Edmodo and looked around, post a quick Note to our class group to let me know you’re up and running.  Then look for further instructions for the day’s activity in Edmodo.

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