Edmodo Groups for Global Read Aloud #GRA17

Every year, I have used Edmodo groups for teachers to share ideas, make connections, and post any random questions they may have pertaining to the book they are doing for the Global Read Aloud.  Edmodo has worked well for many teachers as a way to communicate with others and to find inspiration.  While you do not have to join the Edmodo group to be a part of Global Read Aloud, or use it with your students, many have found it as an easy way to be connected and to connect with others.  If you would rather join the Facebook page, go here 

To Join Edmodo if you do not already have an account:

Follow these three simple steps to create a Teacher Account:

  1. Go to www.edmodo.com.  The “Teachers” button will already be selected by default.
  2. Fill out the registration form and select the “Sign Up” button to complete the sign-up process.
  3. Check your e-mail for a confirmation to view the next steps for setting up your Edmodo Account.

To join the Edmodo GRA groups when you have an account, please click the link for the group you need:

Mem Fox 

Fenway and Hattie

The Wild Robot

A Long Walk to Water

A Monster Calls

How do I connect using Edmodo?

After you have joined your group and I have approved you (which I do on a daily basis) there are two different ways; you post a connections wanted post in your group, or you respond to one.    If you post a connections wanted post, please make sure people have a way to get in touch with you such as email or Twitter handle.  Once you have found the connections, please alert people that you have found them.  Also, please reach out to all people that respond to your post, even if it is to say you have found someone already.

If you respond to a connections wanted post, make sure you describe your classroom and give them a way to contact you.

What should I post in my connections wanted post?

It helps if you do age group, location, experience level, as well as what types of tools you feel comfortable using or would like to use.  That way people can respond with similar dreams.  You can post anything else that you think is helpful as well.

What if I don’t want to use Edmodo?

Then you can look for connections via Twitter using the hashtag #GRA17 or post on our Facebook page as well.

How many connections should I be looking for?

You decide. I like to have one solid connection for each of my classrooms and I like to have our ideas cemented before the project starts, that way I know for sure I am connected with someone.  However, I also like to look at what else is going on during the project, so checking in on the Twitter hashtags, seeing what other people are sharing and such.  Some people like to have several connections ready in case one doesn’t work out.


23 thoughts on “Edmodo Groups for Global Read Aloud #GRA17

  1. Nichole Clegern says:

    I have requested to join the Wild Robot group, but I’m still waiting to join. Can someone ask the administrator to approve me?

  2. Beth Stump says:

    I created an account on Edmodo and then clicked on Men Fox and nothing happened. Should I be doing something else? Thank you.

  3. Julia says:

    This page mentions a Google Doc where we can post and find connections. Where can I find that and add my name? Is it inside the Edmodo account? I am just waiting for my request to be approved for A Long Walk to Water. Thanks.

  4. Sharon Mackenzie Davy says:


    Sorry I’m late joining, but I’d love to be approved for the Edmodo group for Wild Tobot, since I’d love to make global connections.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi I requested to join the Edmodo group yesterday as well as the Facebook group today. I hope I am approved soon as I would like to start making connections. Thanks.

  6. Annmarie Clasky says:

    Hello! I also have requested to join the Edmodo Wild Robot group a couple of days ago, too. Please approve me when you can! Thanks!

    • Sonia Kozlovsky says:

      I am the Librarian at a K-8 school in Baltimore, Maryland. I would like to participate in an activity with another school for grades 1-2 reading Mem Fox’s books.

  7. Brenda Spennato says:

    Have not been able to join the edmodo group for The Wild Robot yet. I get a message saying the page is not working.

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