Edmodo Makes the Most of the Online Educational Experience
September 15, 2015

Edmodo Makes the Most of the Online Educational Experience

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Edmodo

My company used Edmodo in its test prep classes. ACT instructors would set up a "class" in Edmodo for their students in which students would submit assignments, view homework and grades, network, and ask questions of the instructor.

We also used Edmodo as a resource hub for test prep instructors and tutors. I was the administrator on the corporate account and maintained a digital archive/library of resources to help our employees teach/tutor various subject areas. Instructors/tutors were also able to share and post resources themselves.
  • There are many great "help" resources on Edmodo to help new users get started.
  • The archive/library was really useful for allowing users within our group (our tutors/instructors) to view and share resources they found helpful for working with students.
  • The interface is really user-friendly and simple to use!
  • I didn't like that a group would lock after a short amount of time (2 weeks, maybe?) because every tim this happened, I would have to reset the password manually and then email it out to all of the administrative sub-users. It wasn't very time-consuming, but because I had to do it relatively often, it became a bit tedious.
  • Even though the "help" documents were really helpful (in that there were lots of them covering a multitude of topics), the design was not very aesthetically pleasing. This is a small complaint because I don't really have any major issues to report!
  • It functioned as a "one stop shop" for instructors to engage with their classes and also share resources.
  • It increased productivity by allowing tutors not to have to seek out their own resources. By streamlining and digitizing our corporate resource library for our educators, we were able to allow them to focus on doing what their primary job is--helping their students learn.
The way I normally describe Edmodo is an "all-in-one social networking site and resource hub for educators". Because it's free to use (or at least it was back when I used it--I'm not sure if it still is), there are absolutely no drawbacks to giving it a try. And because it's simple to learn, using it with a team does not require a great deal of organization or training.