Teacher Review For Edmodo

Best if used regularly

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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use it for a variety of tasks, but the most useful is to have students search out videos and articles in the Spanish 5 AP class. They post them to the edmodo group and then view the videos/articles posted by their peers. This source material is later used in class for listening/reading comprehension activities.
My Take
Edmodo takes a format that is familiar to students and lets them see that it also has practical applications. There are a few extra hoops to jump through to keep it a secure and safe space for the students. It's these same hoops that caused problems for some of my students who didn't log in regularly.