Teacher Review For Edmodo

Edmodo is an excellent way of incorporating twenty first century learning, as well as whole-class discussion, into your classroom.

Kaitlin H.
Classroom teacher
Excelsior Springs Middle School
Excelsior Springs, MO
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My Grades 6, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use Edmodo to post polls, discussion questions, and short quizzes (which can be short answer or multiple choice). Edmodo also has an iPad app, which I have installed on my class iPads. A great option of incorporating Edmodo into class discussion is to have discussion prompts or even assessments posted on the site for students to complete once they've finished their class work; this is also beneficial in that 99% of students have internet access at home, so if they don't get a chance to complete the discussion/assignment in class, they can do it after school at home.
My Take
My overall opinion on Edmodo is that it is a worthwhile site and app to set up. I like how my students can create their own accounts and personalize them. My students like that Edmodo is, essentially, an "Educational Facebook" (their words). Edmodo is beneficial because it gets every student involved in discussion, and you can also have quizzes and polls that the program assess for you--that way, you spend less time slogging through piles of paperwork, and more time focusing on classroom instruction. An added benefit to Edmodo is that you can set reply restrictions so that anything a student wants to post publicly has to first be approved by you.