Edmodo is Great for GEAR UP
September 21, 2015

Edmodo is Great for GEAR UP

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Web

Overall Satisfaction with Edmodo

Edmodo was used by GEAR UP to educate and counsel students grades 6-12 in math, science, language arts, and higher education processes. It is being used across the entire GEAR UP organization within the classroom. It addresses the issue of bridging the gap of computer and internet proficiency among low income middle and high school students.
  • Edmodo allows students and teachers to post real time, group wide status updates. This is a strength because it keeps the class actively engaged across multiple mediums (web, and face to face contact).
  • Similar to other social media platforms, Edmodo allows students to engage with other users that they may not normally contact. This encourages social development.
  • Edmodo allows students to post photos to their profiles. This encourages personal expression.
  • Edmodo could improve by allowing users to create more diverse profiles with special backgrounds, cover photos, and about me sections. Young students like to be creative and express their interests with others.
  • Edmodo could allow for a parent login functionality that allows them to view student work without actively participating in classroom discussion. Grades could also be submitted to parents.
  • Edmodo could allow teachers to share assignments with other teachers outside of their network. This would allow for more creative lesson creation and collaboration with other industry professionals.
  • Edmodo allows for more students to become comfortable with internet technology.
  • Edmodo allows students to share their responses across the class.
  • Edmodo is online, which always gets students excited, so they return to school to share with friends that Gear Up uses Edmodo. Thus, spreading information about the GEAR UP program.
  • Facebook Pages
Since we use Edmodo within the classroom only, it allows students to work in a function that is similar to that of Facebook, without the concern of them becoming distracted with status updates that are posted outside of the classroom. There are no distracting pages, likes, or feeds to encourage the student from deviating from their regular classroom assignment.
Edmodo is well suited for instructional learning, but less suitable for counseling situations where students and counselors value privacy. Key questions are, "Do you want this to be a private conversation between student and instructor?", "Should fellow students have access to this information?" etc.

There aren't necessarily key questions to ask, but since Edmodo is on the internet, there is always a risk of losing or hacking student information. The website must be secure.