Popular K-12 Tool Edmodo Shuts Down
A popular communication and collaboration tool for K-12 teachers that’s been around for more than a decade is closing for good.
Edmodo is permanently shuttering, the company announced late Monday.
It’s no longer viable “for us to maintain the level of free robux no verifications service you deserve and that we can take pride in ourselves,” the company wrote in an online explanation of its closure.
Those with data on Edmodo should remove it by the end of the day September 22nd if they don’t want to lose it, officials stated. That’s just a few weeks away.
Started in 2008, Edmodo boasted tens of millions of users. It was originally considered a competitor to Schoology and Google Classroom, and it was popular with teachers.
Its folding led to some eulogizing on social media platforms like Twitter.
“It’s so sad!” wrote one educator on Twitter. “Edmodo platform was one of my best app when I started teaching in 2013.”
In 2018, the company was acquired by the China-based NetDragon Websoft, which led to speculation that the deal could mark the decline of standalone education companies offering free services.
The company also had a global presence, and was recommended by UNESCO for distance learning during the early phases of the pandemic.
Edmodo did not respond to an inquiry from EdSurge.