Teacher Review For Edmodo

Edmodo is a great tool for communicating with students

Eva V.
Home-School Instructor
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My Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My children are learning Mandarin Chinese and work with a native speaker twice a week. After each lesson, their tutor posts their homework on Edmodo and the system sends each of us an alert that their assignment has been posted. The kids then log in and follow the instructions of their tutor. Typically, they print a PDF to complete the work offline or occasionally they will use another app to compete the worksheet with their iPad. When the work is complete, they take a picture to submit it to their tutor, who in return scores it prior to our next lesson. They also use the app to address any questions they may have about an assignment.
My Take
Edmodo is a great tool for educators to communicate with their students - whether a class of 30 or with individuals. Edmodo is designed to get students excited about learning in a familiar environment. With Edmodo, teachers can continue classroom discussions online, give polls to check for student understanding, and award badges to individual students. It also provides the tools to easily track student progress and gather student feedback or reactions to quizzes, assignments, and discussion posts. I have used Edmodo both as a teacher and as a parent - this requires one to create two different accounts (one as the teacher and one as the parent) using two different email addresses. I find this a little frustrating. I discovered though that it is easier for me to simply view my child's assignments by logging into their account. My kids are young (8 and 10) so I generally help them to access their assignments anyway.