Teacher Review For Edmodo

Social networking site for student and teacher communication and collaboration.

Mary S.
Technology Teacher
Cedar Grove Elementary School
Toms River, NJ
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Edmodo is used with my fourth and fifth grade classes as an extension of their technology class. It's a wonderful free and easy platform to apply digital citizenship skills within the social media setting. Communication is encouraged to continue class discussions and peer collaboration. However, all comments can be approved by the teacher before posted. Enrichment assignments and polls are created for student participation in extra-curricular school activities. The students love to see the immediate results of a class vote!
My Take
A free social networking site and/or app to use as an extension of the classroom or to enhance professional development. Students communicate with each other and their teachers in a controlled digital environment. Assignments, quizzes and polls can be easily created and administered. Student progress can be calculated and rewarded quickly. Discussions and collaboration are never-ending; not only by students and teachers, but with educators and digital communities around the world.