Teacher Review for Edmodo

Great as a vehicle for disseminating information, but watch out for FERPA

Suzette P.
Technology coordinator
Huntley Hills Elementary School
Chamblee, United States
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My Subjects Science, Arts
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This is mainly my vehicle for posting homework and connections for extended learning. I found out that our district requires its teachers to moderate all discussions, which can get VERY cumbersome (thanks FERPA). You can quickly get overwhelmed deciding whose posts to approve and who to delete. But those who are tech savvy compete fiercely for the badges and it can facilitate small group dynamics.
My Take
This is an excellent way to incorporate social media and learning for those creating a blended learning environment. Kids have access to the websites, files and apps you want them to have in a friendly, kid-safe environment.