Edmodo for Elementary Chorus
February 14, 2014

Edmodo for Elementary Chorus

Sondra Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I currently use Edmodo for my elementary afterschool choral group consisting of 4th and 5th grade students. I use it to post calendar events that all members can see, post assignments for students, and to link videos and music files that the students can use to practice their songs at home. It is a valuable resource because it makes the files easily accessible to the students, saves me time and money from printing paper or making CD copies of music. I have also created a social page for those students to use to socialize with each other in a safe way and to help eliminate the need to socialize during our chorus meeting time once a week.
  • You can take polls of the students either for fun, or to get a feel for what they learned.
  • You can post assignments and track their progress.
  • You can reward the students with electronic "badges" which essentially replaces the old idea of "stickers'. This is cost effective.
  • It keeps all important documents in one place where it can be easily accessed by all members.
  • Some students have created multiple accounts and joined the same group twice. I'm not sure how or why they have had to create a second account, but a red flag should occur when two files of identical names try to join the same group.
  • More efficient use of disseminating information to the members of the group.
  • Parent contact (if they choose to join and create a parent account) is a nice option.
  • It keeps the children from pestering me for copies of assignments that they may have lost...they can go reprint it if needed.
N/A Only Class Dojo for elementary use. It's cute but I don't like the icons being "monsters" instead of actual children's faces.
I also use TeacherKit on the ipad for my rosters and seating chart and grade book....it's awesome. Edmodo could benefit from adding those types of features as well to it's arsenal.
The efficiency of being able to upload my files in an easy space is awesome. The way that it looks like other social media is appealing to the students. The ease of using it on my iphone if I need to send a quick alert to the members of my group is also nice.
I would like to see an easier version geared towards elementary children. Kidmodo perhaps? I think that the current version is better suited for Jr. High and H.S. students. I think some college classes might enjoy it's use as well and it certainly is a great place for keeping a class on track.