Teacher Review For Edmodo

I would be lost without Edmodo!

Kim R.
Classroom teacher
ACYR Center Of Excellence
Phoenix, AZ
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have the benefit of being the technology teacher, so I have about 95% of my teaching materials online and students complete and turn in lessons through Edmodo. It is wonderful because it gives them a sense of control and accountability. No more "well you must have lost it" or "I didn't know we had to turn that in", because it is right there for them every time they log in. It is also great because I can attach not only the assignments, but supplemental materials to support the lesson. Edmodo allows for a greater level of differentiation, with the students choosing what level of differentiation they need. Students who are confident in their skills can work faster than the class and those who need extra support can find it in the extra materials and videos with the assignments.
My Take
I love Edmodo. This website allows me to make classroom and supplemental content available to my students anywhere they have an internet connection or a smart phone. It is very versatile, so you can use it in your class very little (for homework) or you can run your entire class from it. In addition, there are great groups for teachers that allow the sharing of knowledge and resources. Even if you were not going to ever have your students touch this, I recommend it simply for resources and professional contacts.