Teacher Review For Edmodo

Safe and Engaging Social Media for Education

Stacie T.
Technology Integrator
Hanover County Public Schools
Ashland, VA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
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 More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I've used Edmodo to share basic class information and announcements, but also to engage my students in authentic conversations surrounding various topics we studied in class. One particular project centered around abolitionist and suffrage supporters. Students had to choose a famous abolitionist or suffrage supporter, change their profile pic to that person and create a conversation that could have taken place during that time period. I also like using this site as a place to start debates on various issues we studied in history or to post quotes/images/paintings of certain time periods to discuss major themes threaded throughout history.
My Take
This is in my top 10 list of tools available for teachers because it provides opportunities for communication, collaborate, creativity and critical thinking...a lot of bang for your buck! Teachers can use this safe, social media site to share basic class information and announcements, but can also take it quite a few steps farther by creating and environment where students can demonstrate their learning through the communication tools, quizzes, and tests. This site can be used for students to consume information teachers and possibly other students post enabling all participants to learn from one another. I like how this site is a safe site allowing only those in a particular class to join teacher groups. Teacher's don't have to worry about random strangers participating in any discussions. I like how this program has an app that is available across multiple platforms.