Teacher Review For Edmodo

Facebook for the classroom/teacher learning groups

TchrEmilieHill
Classroom teacher
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 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
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I upload narrated powerpoints (I have a semi-flipped classroom) and tutorial videos for problem-solving that I film myself. Students have access to the videos whenever they want. I also use it for collaboration with other teachers and file-sharing.
My Take
If you have students who are already using facebook, this is a logical extension of that same type of social media platform applied to an education setting. I have several groups going for classes and teacher groups. Students have created their own subgroups for long-term group project communication as well. This is a user-friendly alternative to google docs that my students love, especially because there is an app for their smartphones.