How I Use It
This year, Edmodo has made some big improvements to the site, which have made my job easier. For example, the assignments / quizzes can be locked after the due date. When a student misses a quiz, I can lock the quiz so it cannot be accessed until the student returns to school. It can then be unlocked for the student to complete.
I would like to see some additional tools for marking papers (annotation tools) so that I can develop a system of "codes" / highlights for essays. Right now, I feel somewhat limited by the annotation tools that are available.
Recently, I've begun using Edmodo for online discussions with my AP Level French students, who are completing the coursework as independent study. After reading a passage or listening to an audio file (all posted on Edmodo), they engage in an online discussion of what they have read or listened to. Since they meet at different times, this enables them to engage with one another in the target language and share their thoughts on the assignment.
This is my second year using Edmodo and my first year using it with a Flipped Classroom format. Edmodo has made delivery of my classroom materials (especially videos) easy, since there is no question that the students can access it during the school day. Edmodo also has transformed my classroom into a "green" classroom, since I am able to use it for handouts, which would have otherwise needed to be printed.