How I Use It
As a technologist, I support teachers in their professional development with technology integration. I have collaborated with teachers in creating Edmodo groups for many purposes including, but not limited to: small group book talks, cross-grade research collaboration, flipped classroom approach, writing practice, creating/solving math problems, homework help, building classroom culture, center rotations, assessments, class calendars, even conflict resolution (allowing every student in the class to have a voice in how to create rules for a kickball game at recess.) Many teachers have also found value in joining various communities within Edmodo to connect with other educators to locate resources and share new things. Edmodo also has an imbedded app store for streamlined access to practice opportunities, but many of these apps require purchase. Teachers can acknowledge student accomplishments with digital badges and can share badges among educators. Storage space in Edmodo is vast which allows teachers to create a library of videos, files and link for easily managed resources, too.
I have used Edmodo with my teachers for the past two years and love the versatility of this tool. Students are immediately engaged with the opportunity to collaborate with their classmates in a digital environment. I like the flexibility Edmodo provides, allowing teachers to customize the tool to their specific instructional purposes. District domains help to secure the site making it an excellent choice to increase 24/7 access to resources as well as providing a place students can ask teachers questions and provide feedback for classmates,