Edmodo

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Edmodo
Edmodo logo.svg
Edmodo log-in page.png
TypePrivate
Foundation dateSeptember 2008
HeadquartersSan Mateo, California
Key peopleNicolas Borg, Jeff O'Hara
Slogan(s)Where Learning Happens
Websiteedmodo.com
Alexa rankpositive decrease 5,011 (May 2013)[1]
Type of siteSocial network service
RegistrationRequired
Users20,000,000+
Available inEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Greek, French, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese
Current statusActive
 
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Edmodo
Edmodo logo.svg
Edmodo log-in page.png
TypePrivate
Foundation dateSeptember 2008
HeadquartersSan Mateo, California
Key peopleNicolas Borg, Jeff O'Hara
Slogan(s)Where Learning Happens
Websiteedmodo.com
Alexa rankpositive decrease 5,011 (May 2013)[1]
Type of siteSocial network service
RegistrationRequired
Users20,000,000+
Available inEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Greek, French, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese
Current statusActive

Edmodo is a social learning platform for teachers, students, and parents. It is commonly thought of as the Facebook for schools, as called by pupils and teachers alike.

Applications[edit]

Edmodo can be incorporated into classrooms through a variety of applications including Reading, Assignments, and Paper-studying. Current uses include posting assignments, creating polls for student responses, embedding video clips, create learning groups, post a quiz for students to take, and create a calendar of events and assignments. Students can also turn in assignments or upload assignments for their teachers to view and grade. Teachers can annotate the assignments directly in Edmodo to provide instant feedback.

Parents can also view this website, either under their child's username or they may create their own account(if the parent chooses to). The Parent accounts allow parents to see their children's assignments and grades. Teachers can also send alerts to parents about school events, missed assignments, and other important messages through Edmodo. Teachers can generate printable class rosters. so if a teacher is going to have a substitute teacher in their classroom who needs a printed roster, they can print one from an Edmodo account. Educators are finding creative ways to support student learning by using Edmodo as a place to post and critique one another’s literature analysis, collaborate with their peers, and post creative writing for an audience.[2] In early December 2012, Edmodo underwent a style revamp. It now includes easier browsing, emoticon responses to assignments, and the addition of two apps, a photo editor and SchoolTube, an educational video site.

Implications[edit]

Along with the learning scenarios listed above, educational social networking sites, like Edmodo, offer a unique opportunity to “connect with students and help them create norms and reflect on how different online actions will be interpreted.”[3] Edmodo offers educators a chance to begin a dialogue that meets students with their experiences to critically examine the use of social networks and ethical use of media and online formats.

Edmodo Statistics[edit]

As of December 2013:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmodo - traffic statistics". Alexa Internet, Inc. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  2. ^ {{cite journal|last=Dobler|first=E. |title=Flattening Classroom Walls: Edmodo Takes Teaching and Learning across the globe |journal=Reading Today| year=2012-2013 |volume=29},}
  3. ^ Parker, Jessica. Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids. pp. 27–28. "connect with students and help them create norms and reflect on how different online actions will be interpreted." 
  4. ^ http://www.capterra.com/infographics/top-lms-software