Teacher Review For Edmodo

Edmodo the Facebook of students and teachers

jctorres
Classroom teacher
Reilly Elementary School
Chicago, IL
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
While at the computer lab I modeled before my class on how to create a travel plan on MS. Excel. I presented my students how to go to Orbitz.com and selecting a destination to travel too; which included a 2 way airfare for the amount of family members in their household, visiting their destination of their choice website and checking for pricing of entertainment and restaurants. On Excel the students created their expense sheet with titles and dollar amounts including total expenses. During their quest to orbitz.com and their destination website students were to share some of their findings with their classmates in Edmodo.com, by creating postings. They saved pictures from their destination and uploaded to Edomo and shared with their classmates. Once they finished their spreadsheets their assignments were to be turned in via Edmodo assignment feature. It was great because some students were able to share information with other students who were doing the same destination. Some students were able to request help from other students via Edmodo.com and receive the help they needed. Students were able to work in groups in a virtual setting and collaborate with their teacher who was able to offer tips and advice.
My Take
This is a one of the best products I have used since I have been an educator. I love the social aspect of Edmodo.com because it encourages participation from the most quite to the very outgoing students. It provides students the ability to engage in learning with the teacher even after the day is finished that they are at home doing homework or studying. Teachers are able to further explain assignments while at the comfort of their home to students.