We had open house tonight and it was exciting to talk to all of my students and parents about the upcoming year and all I have planned for our class. I am looking forward to using edmodo as a means to communicate with students and parents as we progress through the year. It will serve to be a notification system regarding upcoming assignments/assessments, but will also be a place where students post questions and comments about the class. Our grade level PLC (10th grade) discussed 'writing across the curriculum' and this is one way that I can charge students with the task of writing thoughtful and concise ideas. I am so grateful to Mike for his response to my overwhelmed plea and it helped me to focus my efforts. I used the laptops with google docs to have parents/students provide me with contact information. It was cool to see them all updating the same document and to see their reaction :-) I had a lot of parents very excited about the coming year with the devices and the students too. So far so good...and my bulletins are covered!