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Edmodo’s mission is to connect all learners with the people and resources they need to reach their full potential. On Edmodo, teachers are at the center of a powerful network that connects them to students, administrators, and parents. This network surfaces the world’s best resources and tools, providing the building blocks of a high quality education. In Edmodo’s secure environment, teachers and students can collaborate, share content, and use educational apps to augment in-classroom learning. These powerful capabilities enable teachers to personalize learning for every student. Edmodo is free for teachers and students and always will be.

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Key Features

  • Online classroom discussions
  • Create polls for students
  • Award badges to individual students
  • Network that connects students, administrators, parents.
  • Measure student progress

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English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese
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World Wide
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    Rating based on 32 Critic Reviews

    3 Favorable reviews
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    1 unfavorable reviews
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  • Edmodo Use Cases and Deployment ScopeI use Edmodo as a way to enhance (not replace) the experiences that parents and students have with what I would already normally be doing in my classroom. I teach in a setting where I only see my students a few times a week, so being able to communicate with them while working from home has been essential. Posting assignments on Edmodo gives students a chance to see written reminders of directions and due dates that I've stated orally. Putting assignments online also gives me the chance to attach files, link websites, and allow students to learn 21st Century skills all while saving paper and ink. Posting my learning targets, success criteria, and assignments for parents and missing students to see creates transparency and helps absent students get caught up. I never have to worry about losing an assignment... and it's helpful to have saved and organized digital copies of assignments that my students turn in. Sometimes I'll be able to have conversations with students through Edmodo that would be uncomfortable for students to initiate. Linked parent accounts create total transparency and trust regarding such conversations. I completed my Master's thesis on the topic of using Edmodo in an alternative learning environment and the results were overwhelmingly positive. Teachers, once you go to Edmodo, you won't go back!

    Pros : Communicating with students and parents.Gradebook that allows students and parents to constantly monitor student progress.The social learning environment is awesome! Sometimes students help each other before I need to even get involved.Transparency.Automated grading of quizzes.

    Cons : The lack of weighted grading features has frustrated some of my colleagues.The inability for parents to engage in any two-way communication has frustrated some.The "fill-in-blank" feature of the quizzes is only useful if you're checking for the exact word and spelling that ought to go in the blank.

  • One-part education LMS and two-parts academic social media network, Edmodo gives K-12 teachers, students, and parents everything they need to transform traditional classes into blended learning initiatives.

    Pros:

    Eminently reasonable premium pricing. Facebook-friendly interface means low barriers to entry. Smart use of gamification. Spotlight makes sharing resources simple, and potentially lucrative. Common Core micro-assessments. Student, Teacher, and Parent views.

    Cons:

    Occasional bugs in testing. Would benefit from additional third-party integrations.

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  • User review from

    Jennifer L Rieff

    Edmodo is an online communication classroom that is free for educators. It can be used in many ways for many purposes. It can be used for a classroom for teachers taking a professional development class to improve their skills as educators, it can be a means to communicate with parents about their child and their grades. It allows everything to be on the same platform and parents like it too! Parents, students, and teachers have accounts and Edmodo has the platform to allow everyone to be on the same page and no miscommunication. The best part about Edmodo is that everyone can connect to it via mobile device and has apps for Android, iPad, iPhone, and Windows!

    Pros :

    • Edmodo offers unlimited storage, a teacher can create groups for each class period (if in middle or high school); assign homework, schedule quizzes, manage student progress. Teachers can upload, share, and or sell their original content to other teachers.
    • There are also other free tools, apps, games for teachers to use and teachers can create collections of their favorite resources to use at a later time.
    • Edmodo also offers a HelpCenter to learn more about its different features and account types. If someone wants to know more about Edmodo and its features, there is a form on their website to fill out to find out about Edmodo Core, Insights, Training, PD tools, Collections, and Management.

    Cons :

    • As a parent, my son (7th grader) has some of his teacher use Edmodo. I never knew as a parent that I could have a parent as well as a teacher account to check on the status of my son's participation in class or his assignments. I wasn't informed.
    • I can't know if there are any real cons to Edmodo except that it can be used for academic purposes. It is not meant for businesses to utilize.
    • Edmodo isn't the only platform that offers a digital hub between parents, teachers, and students.

    • July 7, 2016
  • User review from

    Sean Caruana

    There are a substantial amount of products in the market of learning management systems, where the most popular one is most likely Moodle. Thousands of universities all over the world make use of Moodle, however while it excels at handling assignment submissions and storing resources, it lacks a social element. This is where Edmodo appears to be a great alternative, as Edmodo has most of the main features of Moodle while mainly focusing on collaboration between teachers and students, almost like an online classroom. The main selling point behind Edmodo is the social network approach which it has adopted. It is not only a repository for resources such as PDFs, Word documents, handouts, eBooks, etc., but is also a medium of collaboration and communication beyond the classroom. Teachers can post quizzes and polls, which students may take part. Online discussions are also possible, similar to Google Groups when it was still active. Edmodo can also be used to submit homework and assignments, which can, in turn, be graded online, allowing students to login and view their results. Besides being able to view their results for specific assignments and exams (which is usually where Moodle's metrics end), some statistics are also available for students to track their progress in a visual manner. Badges can also be assigned to students, representing awards and ultimately acting as achievements for their work and progress. Edmodo can also be used to improve teacher-student communication, through private messaging. Teachers themselves can also connect with other teachers of the same subject, allowing them to exchange notes, share ideas and carry out discussions about teaching methods and particular topics related to their subject. Edmodo is overall an excellent project, which does not have many disadvantages. One of the only issues is that online classrooms are not moderated, and the teachers must make sure that the content posted by their students is closely monitored as things can very easily get out of hand. Furthermore, resources are not organised very well, and searching can be cumbersome at times.

    Pros :

    • Allows students and teachers to collaborate.
    • Can be used as an online noticeboard.
    • Can be used for grading of assignments and exams.
    • Can store resources.
    • Takes a more social approach when compared with Moodle.
    • Teachers can collaborate with each other and share ideas.
    • Can be used to turn in homework and assignments.
    • Can handle quizzes.
    • Private messaging between teachers and students available.
    • Badges and metrics available to illustrate students' progress.

    Cons :

    • Searching can become frustrating if there are a lot of resources.
    • Limited moderation.

    • December 13, 2015
  • User review from

    Gabriela Ackert

    I use Edmodo as an asynchronous class with my 7th-grade Spanish students. It is the perfect platform for blended learning, it encourages participation, collaboration and it helps extend learning time outside the classroom. Students submit their assignments, take quizzes, view video lessons, participate in forums and ask questions about the topics we are learning. I also use it to submit text alerts to my students’ cell phones with messages about upcoming lessons, projects, text, quizzes etc. Teachers can create their own classes, and each class has many security rights, the teacher can lock the class so that only students allowed in class will join. Also, teachers can monitor what students post online and allow what can be posted or not. There is a calendar and many apps to help students practice and learn while playing. Edmodo is a great platform to empower students and teachers to develop 21st digital skills. Students learn to embed, link, and attach files if needed. Parents are welcome to join the class as view only members, by doing this it allows them to monitor their children’s activity online as well as their progress. No more paperwork, grade online, provide individual feedback from anywhere, at anytime, using any device. Great for BYOD initiative, and for flipping the classroom. You can also connect with other educators around the world, you can join different groups that are of your interest to learn and collaborate from other like-minded educators. It really serves you as a personal learning network. Your district administrator has to create an account, so all teachers from that district belong to Edmodo. It is user-friendly, and the App helps students participate using their own devices. It also works well with Google Drive, which can be linked through the “backpack” icon on Edmodo.

    Pros :

    • Full teacher control.
    • Looks like Facebook which is appealing for students.
    • Allows parents/teachers/students to be accountable.
    • Encourages the development of 21st century digital skills.
    • It is free and for education.

    Cons :

    • None.

    • November 20, 2015
  • User review from

    Alec Bruns

    Edmodo is facebook for school. Teachers, Students and even parents can join and have access based on what a teacher wants. Students and teachers can post "status'" just like facebook, but here on Edmodo these ones for educational purposes. Edmodo can also be used to give out grades to parents and students, allowing for easy access between teacher and students/parents. One of the features I like though, is that Edmodo allows for assignments to be posted online and for assignments to be turned in online as well, saving time for classes that don't meet often.

    Pros :

    Edmodo allows for easy communication between students and parents with educators. Simply put, this allows for nothing to be misread or misheard. It removes any gaps of communication between everyone involved. A special feature of Edmodo is Gradebook. This allows teachers to record the students grade on Edmodo, allowing students and even parents to view the grades and monitor the students progress. Thanks to Edmodo basically being an educational facebook, students not only help each other, but are encouraged. Anyone can post a question asking for help or guidance and anyone else can jump in to help. This also applies to anything that would need to be peer reviewed, like rough drafts to a paper. Edmodo is able to connect to Google Drive. That by itself is a huge gain. This simple feature allows for easy file sharing and easy and simple way to turn in files you have been working on.

    Cons :

    When talking to teachers about their thoughts, several have mentioned the lack of a weighting feature for grades can make it hard to truly show a student what their grade is in the class through edmodo. I have run into a problem with quizzes that can be given over Edmodo. For fill-in-the-blank quizzes, if the answer doesn't perfectly match the correct one(think spelling, punctuation, etc.) it will be marked wrong. This is just a headache for student and teachers alike.

    • November 6, 2015
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