Teacher Review For Edmodo

It's not you, it's me.

Heather D.
Classroom teacher
Propel Charter School-Homestead
Homestead, PA
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I facilitate a self-directed classroom and was intending to use Edmodo as a way for students to access lessons and assignments. I need a platform that has specific controls and features. My students need a way to digitally submit assignments and receive specific feedback.
My Take
When first exploring digital learning platforms, I was introduced to Edmodo. It was highly suggested by our school's technology department. I had heard of many success stories from teachers that had used Edmodo, so I was anxious to give it a try! However, I found that it did not include all of the features I was looking for in a platform. I see why some users enjoy the "look of Facebook", but found that it was only as useful as Facebook itself. I spent a lot of time reviewing expectations with students, but found that a majority of their time was spent changing profile icons and chatting with peers via comments. I have had much more success with other learning platforms.