Teacher Review For Edmodo

Convenient but annoying

Amy C.
Special Education Instructor
Francis Lewis High School
Fresh Meadows, NY
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
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
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this as a tool for sending out messages to my classes about homework, any upcoming assignments, etc. URL links can also be inserted to have students watch videos or articles to further their reading. It has been used as a forum for student's to express their thoughts and engage each other in debate outside of the classroom.
My Take
I really enjoy using this tool in my classroom. The best and worst feature is the direct messaging. Since I have used it as an open forum for discussion outside of the classroom, I must also be a moderator to make sure the students were not using any inappropriate language and relevancy of the discussions. My phone can be "ping/buzz"-ing all night. High schoolers DO NOT GO TO SLEEP (>.<) (@.@) !!! *The notification can be manually turned off, which I do after a certain time.