Edmodo- great for online learning and collaboration!
February 15, 2014

Edmodo- great for online learning and collaboration!

Theresa Chavez, NBCT, Ed.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction

Edmodo provides password protected access to teacher generated content and facilitates communication with students by teachers.
  • Edmodo is a convenient hub for posting assignments, resources and course communication.
  • Edmodo is easy to use and requires very limited computer expertise on the part of the teacher.
  • Some students and parents appreciated the single spot for chronologically ordered assignment postings and resources.
  • The organization of the site is inflexible.
  • The course pages can seem busy and can be confusing for parents and students to navigate.
  • The site becomes an additional maintenance responsibility for each prep. This can be problematic if a teacher also has a website, online grade book, and online communication to maintain elsewhere.
  • Some parents and students found the site very helpful.
  • Some parents and students found the site confusing and overwhelming.
  • It is difficult to use if a student falls behind or needs extra help to master course content already covered.
I am currently using Weebly as a course website and I believe it is a much better tool for my needs as an instructor. Weebly has greater freedom in terms of page organization, layout and creative web design. The interactive features are clearer, and I can provide lots of information for different preps, clubs and quarters in a more effective way.
I think Edmodo works great for a limited amount of content. I think it is similar to a moodle- and both are especially good for instruction for students in an online or computer lab setting.
I know really talented teachers who use Edmodo. In order to keep up with them and to keep abreast of advancements in my field- I will keep my Edmodo membership indefinitely.
I think it is best for use with younger students who need lots of direction and do not have the ability to make decisions in utilizing resources themselves. I think the more uncomfortable a colleague is with technology- the more likely I would be to encourage edmodo. I also think it is great for a shorter professional development course or hub.