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Old Dog, New Tricks? - Moodle, Edmodo, or Google Classroom

The old saying is, "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" in some cases may be true, but another cliche could be true in this case, "why fix it if isn't broke." Why do I mention these sayings? I have to back track a little to see the whole picture. Three or four years ago, people were jumping on the Edmodo bandwagon. Going to various conferences the big talk was Edmodo. There would be numerous presentations or sessions talking up the virtues of Edmodo. I would explain to people that I used a Moodle. The conversation would turn to attempting to convince me why Edmodo was a better choice. Often times, people knew very little about Moodle but were convinced Edmodo was a better online alternative. It felt a little like somehow they had a personal stake in my decision. I setup several classes in Edmodo and experimented with its features. However, I felt that Moodle offered options that Edmodo didn't include within its structure.