Teacher Review For Edmodo

A great tool for keeping in touch with students and extending the learning and discussion beyond the classroom.

John R.
Classroom teacher
Hawthorn Middle School North
Vernon Hills, IL
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used Edmodo to make my classroom a paperless class, as well as conduct online discussions for when we run out of time in the regular classroom (which is always!) Turning in assignments electronically has always worked in the past, though for longer writing assignments, I tend to have students subject to Google Drive instead of Edmodo. The quizzes have been vastly improved from their early days and I use them regularly now. I have also used Edmodo's notification system as a way to send out text message alerts to remind my students of upcoming tests or projects' due dates. My experience with the Edmodo App Store has been hit or miss, but I honestly have not used it much.
My Take
Edmodo has served my classroom well because I like to be able to have students work in small groups, but continue to communicate with each other and work together online when they are not in the classroom. I like how Edmodo has the ability to divide the whole class into small groups and even assign assessments or assignments to just a select group of students. I like the feedback that students can provide after taking an online quiz, because it helps me gauge whether or not they considered the material challenging. One aspect I have not liked as much as I thought I would is the Google Docs/Drive integration. I have a lot of folders in Google Drive to help keep me organized, but they make it difficult to navigate within the Edmodo platform.