Teacher Review For Edmodo

Nice concept for a classroom app, but it didn't last for me.

Jessica M.
Classroom teacher
Hite Saunders Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
Edmodo is a fashionable app for students to access classroom materials that have been uploaded by the teacher. This app also have facebook like features that allow students to comment and participate in surveys and quizzes. Connections can be made through this app to other students and classrooms.
My Take
I like the general concept that Edmodo acts like a social media site that can be used in the schools, but I have found that most nice app features in this app must be bought and cannot be shared as easily as I would like. It's a four on my scale, because it's features are nice...but it does lack some of the practicality that I would hope to see. Also, I don't like to feel like I am being drained of my money just to get to use the cool features of a product.