Teacher Review For Edmodo

Facebook for Kids but BETTER!

Jacqueline R.
Classroom teacher
James B. McPherson
Chicago, IL
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My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health & Wellness
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use edmodo in many different ways. One way I use edmodo is by creating quizzes for my students. You can create your own quizzes or import them. There are many different types of quiz question options and the best part is....it grades it too! However, if there are any open response questions or short answer, it will not grade those. In addition, I assign my students classwork to do through edmodo. If there is an article online that I want them to read, I can attach the article as well as provide them with the questions. Then, they can click "reply" and answer. Students can see each other's responses as well as comment on each other's. This is a fun way to have a discussion about a topic. The most important thing when using edmodo is setting clear expectations of what you expect when they use this app and reply to comments or responses. Another example of how I use edmodo is by using their tool called snapshot. Snapshot has activities based on the CCSS for ELA and Math. I have difficulty finding great resource for ELA that aligns with the Common Core and this does just that.
My Take
I really like edmodo as a teaching tool. There are so many things you can do on the app such as create quizzes, assign classwork, post discussion questions, join other groups (as a profession), and more. The snapshot tool is somewhat new and really great for practicing the CCSS. When my students first opened edmodo, they said, "it looks like Facebook!" They were so excited to use it because of that alone. I do not like to waste paper so instead of making copies, I post the articles onto my edmodo library and share them with my class. From there, they can read them on their iPad. Edmodo enables all students to participate especially in discussions.