Teacher Review For Edmodo

Very engaging way for students to collaborate.

Debbie W.
Classroom teacher
Worth Junior High School
Worth, IL
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I post links to technology news or current events for students to read and watch. I include some discussion questions and they post their responses. They are also required to reply to at least one other student's response. Their skills when we first started doing this weren't very good. I was getting one sentence responses that didn't even restate the question. With prompts, they are getting better at constructing responses. One problem with this scenario is students posting too many random comments. I need to weed them out at the end of the day.
My Take
Students are attracted to Edmodo because it reminds them of Facebook. They enjoy being able to interact and collaborate with their classmates in real time.