Teacher Review for Edmodo

Fantastic asynchronous discussion tool!

Melissa B.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use Edmodo in several ways. One of my favorites is as a place to do short research projects, since teachers can post documents, web sites, etc., in folders for student access. This way, I can differentiate when necessary for content and process. When students' projects are complete, they can post their work for the class to see and use for study guides, when appropriate. I also use it to generate conversations about readings, from short articles to longer works such as novels. I have also had students respond to quizzes and polls for immediate feedback.
My Take
Edmodo provides students with an accessible, engaging method of extending classroom lessons. The ability of teachers to monitor comments prior to posting can be useful, and since students can access Edmodo on their mobile devices and at home, discussions can take place after the school day is done in an environment with which students are already comfortable.