Edmodo Review

Edmodo
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Edmodo
2008
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72 million+ users
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Edmodo At A Glance

Good: Teacher collaboration for support and resources, parents can access students' grades and assignments, teachers and students can collaborate outside of the classroom.
Bad: Not intended for higher education or companies, content authoring tools aren't offered.
Bottom Line: Social learning platform for teachers, students, administrators and parents.

Product Overview

Edmodo is a learning management platform that augments classroom learning with social learning for students and teachers in kindergarten to 12th grades. It’s set up like a social networking feed, similar to Facebook. Students, teachers and parents can communicate with posts, and other users can like or comment on them. Announcements, questions, tests and assignments are posted in the Edmodo feed.

Edmodo offers several benefits, including:

  • Integration with Microsoft Office and Google Apps for Education, so users won’t have to remember passwords for individual sites
  • Anywhere, anytime access via dedicated mobile apps
  • Security and privacy tools such as private groups and the ability to track members’ activity
  • Parental access to students’ homework, tests, grades and classroom announcements
  • Integration with Zoom for virtual learning

The vendor offers two plans for schools and districts: Personal and Pro. The Personal plan is free for individual teachers and includes 1 GB of cloud storage, a classroom space, Edmodo community resources, personal groups, messaging, class calendar, a dedicated app for parents and email support.

The Pro plan includes all of the features of the Personal plan, plus unlimited cloud storage, Zoom meetings, professional groups, community pages, administrative tools and analytics, onboarding support, prioritized support, an institution resource library and training.

Features

Edmodo supports in-person learning, online learning and a hybrid of the two. Here are some of its key features:

Lesson creation – Teachers can create engaging and interactive lessons, such as quizzes and assignments. The lessons can be saved as templates in the private resource library for future use. Teachers can organize their day with a daily agenda where students can access important assignments or resources in one place. Edmodo also comes with a shared calendar, so everyone can stay on top of tests, homework and events.

Edmodo Snapshot – The Edmodo Snapshot tool is designed to meet Common Core standards, as well as other education standards schools must follow. Edmodo partners with content providers to display resources such as lesson plans, tests, games and other activities. Snapshot also provides question banks and assessments for teachers as well as real-time reports that illustrate progress by student so teachers can figure out which students need help.

Lesson delivery – Edmodo’s course delivery is broken down into two components: Classes and Small Groups (e.g., study groups). Within each class or group, teachers or students can post statuses, add comments or share files. Edmodo has built-in Zoom integration, so live classes can be delivered virtually without leaving the software.

Progress measurement – Teachers and students can monitor their progress on specific assignments or courses with real-time dashboards. In addition, the gradebook feature allows teachers to grade assignments or tests, and parents can access their child’s grades via their dedicated Edmodo app.

Target Market

Edmodo is targeted to teachers, students, parents and administrators in the K-12 environment. It has been used by over 100 million people worldwide.

We’ve listed below several organizations that use Edmodo:

  • State of Hawaii Department of Education
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Vermont Agency of Education
  • SINADEP
  • Republic of Ghana Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Education (Egypt)

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Implementation/Integration

Teachers, students and parents can sign up for a free account via Edmodo’s website. Implementation takes as little as a few minutes. Edmodo offers training guides for teachers.

The vendor offers implementation support to its Pro plan users for a fee.

Customer Service & Support

There’s a dedicated help center for students, parents and teachers to find answers for common troubleshooting issues and other questions. Users can also submit a support request, ask questions to other users, send feedback to Edmodo or find out information on product releases from the help center.

Edmodo’s support staff consists of former educators who are experienced in classroom settings.

Pricing

As mentioned, Edmodo is free for teachers. It offers Pro plan for school districts with at least 200 users that start at $8 per user and is based on annual billing. Districts that want to learn more about the Pro plan can contact Edmodo for a quote.

Shortcomings

Edmodo isn’t intended for higher education or businesses. Those organizations can check out our other LMS reviews.

Also, Edmodo doesn’t provide content authoring tools.

Screenshots

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About

Edmodo was founded in 2008 by Nic Borg, Jeff O’Hara and Crystal Hutter, three former school district employees who wanted to put social learning into an education environment. It has received several awards over the years, such as Noodle’s 2015 Best Online Education Tool, 2016 GESS Education Award and the 2015 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award for its Snapchat tool.

Edmodo runs a network of partners that consists of publishers, developers and other companies to share content and apps with teachers and students.

Edmodo also hosts its annual EdmodoCon, a two-day online user conference. At this conference, users get the opportunity to learn new information about the education industry and Edmodo in general, as well as connect with other users.

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