I asked my students to tell you about their experiences with technology in our EN004 class.
Luis G. - I like edmodo for the fact you get to hand in assignments faster, but the thing i don't like is that sometimes i forget to go on edmodo and check for assignments. The video review is very helpful because you get to fix what ever is wrong with the paper without the professor being there.
Damian S. - I think having a class web site has been very useful because it keeps you up to date with all the class assignments.
Alexis D. - Although I should be checking my edmodo account more often, it is actually very helpful because its basically looks like facebook for school. It lists assignments, tells you if they're late or not, and shows you your grades. I think it is a very great tool for students and teachers alike. It gives a more comfortable feel to the learning experience.
Javier C. - Yes, edmodo definitely does help me. The video review I received from you helped me see the errors I had in my rough draft and gave me more ideas to edit. Also, I think edmodo is a good way to keep the class going. I think sitting in one seat and doing work is a little boring, but researching on edmodo and doing my work there is much better.
kenyahta b. - I think edmodo is a very useful site and that many teachers should consider using the site. It saves time, and you can do many different things , not only hand in assignments and view assignments. If you won't be attending class, you can also interact with classmates and get their opinion on things outside of class. You can also keep up with your grades. It is a very helpful site.
Jasmine W. - I don't think there's anything wrong with using technology in classrooms. It makes it easier for the teachers, especially if there is a big class. All my semesters being here, my teachers have been using computers to make teaching more time efficient. But if you feeling as though its taking away over traditional teaching, there's nothing wrong with doing both. Yes, I do agree with professors using technology in class.
Roselis P. - Yes i personally think Edmodo is very useful. It keeps me on track with what the assignments are, the due dates, my grades, the professor's concerns, and I even can send her any comments or questions concerning the class. I also don't have to wait till I see her the next time because I could just send my assignments through Edmodo. I really like the video review. It helped me know what I needed to fix in my rough draft and again I didn't have to wait to meet with the professor again. The best thing about it is that you can repeat it as many times you want and not bother the teacher…
Gianny V. - I think that having computers and a website in our classroom is really helpful because it helps us to share our ideas with all our classmates in the same site.
Cristhian G. - Yes- I think using technology in and outside the classroom is very useful. Personally, it has help me more by allowing me to finish assignments. I can view my grades and work i need to do. The teacher can comment on my work early and help me improve it. The video review was so useful and helped me on my essay.
shaqwana g. - Yes i feel Edmodo is a very good thing to have. It lets me interact with my fellow classmates and instructor in case I have questions or concerns. It also lets me refer back to any assignment I may have missed or i may want to do in advance. The video review was one of the best features on Edmodo. It was like Meghan was checking my paper right in front of me .
mildred s. - Yes, edmodo is a very good tool to use. I should use it more often, but the times I go in always find good information and keep me informed. It is like been in the classroom. It has being a good experience using ed modo.
kevin t. - Yes, I believe technology's helpful in the classroom. It helps me remember my future assignments and it's such an easier way to hand in essays and other work faster. Edmodo also has an option to get in contact with other classmates, and this is very helpful because students could also form study groups and announce meetings by posting it up instead of calling every person from a group individually.