What is it? Edmodo is a Learning Management System (LMS) for students and teachers. Think of it as a “Social Network” for your school The entire school can participate. Students use a code given by the teacher to add that class to their Edmodo account. The more teachers in a school use it the more helpful it is to the students.
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Student accounts allow Teacher accounts allow the user to join classes the user to create and using a teacher manage classes and provided code and post assignments and respond to assignments discussions and discussions
Teacher vs. Student A teacher may create multiple classes. The teacher will give the students a “class code” in order for them to join that class. English Math When the student enters Student the code they will Account automatically be added to the class associated with that code. 1st Period Science History 2nd Period Teacher Students can join multiple Account classes as long as they have the code for them. 5th Period
Feature After completing the s simple sign-up procedure you will have access to all the great features Edmodo has to offer.
Home Screen The home screen contains a feed of recent posts and events relevant to your profile. It also contains links to other options and settings. The feed can be filtered by group or class.
Classes Teachers have full control over their classes. They can add, remove and contact students through their group Teachers can dashboard. also create “small groups” when the class is broken up for class projects, allowing the groups to share resources with each other.
Assignments Teachers can add assignments to classes, complete with description, due date, and any necessary links or attachments. Once submitted the teacher can instantly grade and comment on the material.
Calendar Keep students organized by setting dates for tests and events. Student calendars will show events for each class in a customizable color. Assignments are automatically added to the calendar by their due date.
Gradebook Assignments added by the teacher are automatically added to the gradebook. Students can view their grade from their classes instantly, as well as view any comments made by the teacher.
Library The Library is a collection of personal and shared material stored on the site that the members can access later. Any links or files added by the teacher or student are added to the Library.
Usability While Edmodo seems daunting it is very simple. After logging in to the site simply scan around and find the link you need. Edmodo also provides a step-by-step User Guide to help new teachers get started http://help.edmodo.com/userguide/
Pros/Cons PROS CONS
Very Flexible Could be used for many grade Some schools may be wary of levels using a LMS
One-Way Allows learning to take place Difficult for students to outside of the classroom communicate to the group
Ease of Use
Name Control Even non-tech teachers can use it. Students can create their own
Free! And consistently upgraded with names/pseudonyms when new features signing up
Daunting Parents can access the site for Site can seem very large and their child to see the progress. unwieldy at first view.
Use in Class As a LMS (Learning Management System) Edmodo is used to organize your classes into one easy to use system. However the system is only as good as the teacher and still requires the teacher to provide quality lessons and assessments to the students.