Overall Satisfaction with Edmodo
Many teachers at our school use or have used Edmodo as a method for organizing information and maintaining communication for and with students. Recently, students began utilizing Edmodo as a communication tool to form groups and send out notifications for school and even social events. Teachers have also used Edmodo for collaboration and professional development purposes.
- Edmodo is a great tool for communication. You can easily send out alerts and assignments to all users.
- Edmodo is also great for forming groups outside of the classroom. If you have a study group, you can post comments and materials for easy access.
- Edmodo also has a calendar option that quickly organizes upcoming assignments.
- Edmodo is a stand-alone app - meaning you have to use other resources for posts or collaborative folders to share information and documents.
- Edmodo also has no back-channel, which for some is a good thing, but in districts that use filters for language, it is good to have students be able to communicate through something other than a public forum.
- Student's have to have a code and remember passwords to get into classes, and teachers can change passwords. While this sounds great, kids often forget their passwords and use the teacher as a crutch, which means you spend a LOT of time changing passwords!
- Increased Professional Development Collaboration
- Increased Student Responsibility
- Increased Student Participation
- Google Education
In my opinion, there are not many educational technological tools that stack up against Google for Education. I actually have recently migrated to Google Classroom from Edmodo. I find Edmodo to be a valuable tool, but since our district has migrated almost primarily over to Google, we use that app instead.
Edmodo is a free online tool, and it can be used in a variety of ways for teachers. It is not only a place to gather student information, you can also find help forums for different topics that you are teaching about, as well as materials for implementing CCSS and PARCC. If your district is slowly moving to a BYOD policy, and has not yet purchased a unifying program for your district, Edmodo is a great option to start your journey into Ed Tech.
There are a few teachers who still use Edmodo in our district, but about 600 students follow different classes to gather information for upcoming events.
- Professional Development
- Disseminate information to members of all classes