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.


Edmodo Groups Are Up

It is only April but I had a spare moment, so the Edmodo groups for teachers for all the books and author study have been created for you to join.

Peter H. Reynolds Author Study Group on Edmodo https://edmo.do/j/4fpgfb
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Group on Edmodo https://edmo.do/j/hiessv
The Fourteenth Goldfish Group on Edmodo https://edmo.do/j/jcmw82
One For the Murphy’s Group on Edmodo https://edmo.do/j/9d3fh9
The Fault in Our Stars Teacher Group on Edmodo https://edmo.do/j/y9fhkx
Mass Facilitator Group – if you are the main contact for a group of teachers in your school or district, this is a great group to join. https://edmo.do/j/mtk6pu

The one best way to find someone to connect with is to join the Edmodo groups for teachers. In the past they were used to set up Skype connections, ask for ideas or support, and just general sharing. This is for teachers only, smaller Edmodo groups will be set up for students closer to the start date. Log in to Edmodo and enter in the code for the group you wish to join. If you are not sure how to do this please reach out.

Edmodo Groups for Teachers #GRA13

September 30th may be far away but it is always nice to get started with connecting with others.  So the 3 Edmodo groups have been created already for teachers (student groups usually don’t come until September and are often created by teachers themselves).

If you are new to Edmodo, follow these simple instructions courtesy of the Edmodo Help group

How to Join a Group (if you have not yet created a Teacher account)

  1. Visit Edmodo.com and select the “I’m a Teacher” button.
  2. Fill out the registration form a unique username and password. 
  3. Select the “Sign up” button to complete the signup process.
  4. Click “Join” in the group section on the left side of your homepage.
  5. Type in the 6-digit group code from here.
  6. You will then see the group created on the left sidebar.

Our Edmodo Groups for Teachers (not for students but to connect with other teachers)

  • Marty McGuire’s teacher group code is vx1eqz
  • Out of My Mind’s teacher group code is 1lv3ds
  • Stupid Fast’s teacher group code is i71qj3
  • Kindergarten teacher group code is ygqh89