How I Use It
I use Edmodo as a one stop shop for everything I need in my classroom. The forums allow for us to have class discussions and debates on topics. With web-page translation (like Google translate) EAL students can use translation as an aid to follow along if needed. The digital platform also allows us to use Text to Speech on the Mac making this a great no-time added solution to differentiation. I also add handouts and homework digitally which saves paper and avoiding loss documents, I have students use the FREE built-in Microsoft web-apps to complete projects which has saved our school thousands of dollars in product subscriptions and maintenance. I can link to other web resources such as YouTube videos etc, to share materials that I have created for lessons. Using Edmodo really addresses almost all of my needs as a teacher and you can use it without having to go through tones of bureaucracy at your school because it is free for students and teachers to use, and it also easy to set up.
I think that this is one of the best products on the market for educators wanting to use technology in the classroom for the reasons stated above.