Edmodo

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Edmodo
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Type Private
Founded September 2008
Headquarters San Mateo, California
Key people Nicolas Borg, Jeff O'Hara
Slogan(s) Where Learning Happens
Website edmodo.com
Alexa rank 3,596 (November 2014)[1]
Type of site Social network service
Registration Required
Users 44,000,000+[2]
Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Greek, French, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese
Current status Active

Edmodo is a "social learning platform" website for teachers, students, and parents. It is marketed as the Facebook for schools.

Using Edmodo, teachers invite students into private groups that can be used for online classroom discussions, but in a format that keeps the teacher firmly in control. Teachers give students a class signup code, which can be deactivated once all students have signed up, and students in turn are encouraged to share the code with their parents, allowing them to monitor their own child's activity. As an invitation-only social network, Edmodo is meant to mirror a secure offline classroom that intruders cannot access, with rules of decorum enforced by software. For example, students are not allowed to pass private messages to other students in class. They can post only to the group or the teacher, and group messages can be moderated by the teacher.

Implications[edit]

The implications of a commercial company holding personal information and contact details for parents and students might need to be given careful consideration dependent upon national legal requirements.[citation needed]

Statistics[edit]

As of December 2013:

  • The Top 100 Tools for Learning site in its 2013 list shows Edmodo in 29th place (down 7 places from the previous year) behind other collaborative sites such as Twitter (1st), YouTube (3rd), WordPress (8th), Facebook (9th), Moodle (11th), Skype (13th), Word (17th), Blogger/Blogspot (18th).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmodo - traffic statistics". Alexa Internet, Inc. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.edmodo.com
  3. ^ Top 100 Tools for Learning. C4lpt.co.uk. Retrieved on 2014-04-19.