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Edmodo: An online social network you'll want your child to use

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- "It's pretty easy," 7th grader Emma Kee tells us. "Anyone can use it."

As her fingers fly across the computer keyboard in the Landrum Middle School library, it's obvious how much Emma loves chatting with her classmates online.

She's using a new program created in 2008, called Edmodo.

Edmodo is an online social network that mimics online college classes, allowing students to connect and correspond with classmates, teachers and parents.

The idea behind the computer program, came from a man who was working in an Illinois school district's IT department, and had to keep blocking online and social networking and video sites.

St. Johns County schools are among the first on the First Coast to use the online tool.

What not to do the last week of school

What not to do the last week of school

 

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A St. Augustine High School student is behind bars after allegedly assaulting a bus driver Monday.

SJC among top performers on Algebra I End-of-Course assessments

 

ST. AUGUTSINE, Fla. -- St. Johns County students were among the top performers in the state on the Algebra I End-of-Course assessments.  

Bus Routes for 2012-2013 School Year

 

The St. Johns County School District’s (SJCSD) bus routes for the 2012-2013 school year were approved by the School Board at its meeting on May 15. Five new bus routes are being added to accommodate growth in the Durbin Crossing and Nocatee areas as well as an increase in the number of special needs students.

St. Johns County’s 2011-2012 School-Related Employee of the Year

St. Johns County’s 2011-2012 School-Related Employee of the Year

 

Trudy DuPont-Tedder, Head Start paraprofessional at South Woods Elementary School (SWES), has been named St. Johns County’s 2011-2012 School-Related Employee of the Year. Her selection was announced by Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner at a reception held Thursday, March 22 at First Coast Technical College.

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

Vote No on House Bill 4057 to Save PE in Our Middle Schools!

The American Heart Association strongly opposes House Bill 4057, by State Representative Larry Metz, removing the requirement for Middle School Physical Education. 

Florida Gets Flexibility Waiver from US Department of Education

 

The U.S. Department of Education today approved Florida’s request for a flexibility waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Florida was one of 11 states asking for flexibility with regard to accountability standards mandated by the No Child Left Behind legislation implemented in 2001. The state requested the waiver to be able to move to a single statewide accountability system that would eliminate duplicative regulation and make Florida’s system easier to understand.