|[August 06, 2014]
Edmodo Hosts Fourth Annual EdmodoCon Bringing Together More Than 42,000 Educators Worldwide
SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the largest K-12 social learning network connecting more than 35 million
teachers and students worldwide, is today hosting its fourth annual EdmodoCon,
the largest online global educator conference. With more than 42,000
teachers and administrators from 172 countries registered to virtually
attend, this year's EdmodoCon includes a keynote address by Edmodo
Co-Founder Nic Borg and Discovery Education's Steve Dembo, 10
teacher-led presentations on innovative ways to use Edmodo in the
classroom, as well as in-depth coverage of Edmodo's latest offerings and
the winners of the second annual Edmodie Awards.
Following the company's most recent launch of Edmodo
Snapshot, a frequent, formative assessment tool designed to pulse
student proficiency on Common Core standards, Edmodo today announced the
extension of this tool to include Texas TEKS and Virginia SOL state
standards, with additional state and international standards on the
horizon. As part of the Snapshot offering for teachers, Edmodo showcased
its free content recommendation engine designed to further assist
educators in surfacing valuable resources for personalized instruction
purposes. In addition, Edmodo unveiled its redesigned iPhone (News - Alert) app
featuring a simplified user interface and core functions most used by
teachers and students on mobile devices in the classroom environment.
"Over the past 12 months, we've really focused on two initiatives:
integrating formative assessment into the platform with Snapshot and
streamlining the mobile Edmodo experience across devices," said Nic
Borg, co-founder and chief product officer of Edmodo. "We want to
empower teachers to be the maestro of their classrooms so they can drive
student achievement, and these new developments will make the teacing
and learning experience that much better."
EdmodoCon facilitates idea-sharing and collaboration among some of the
world's most innovative educators. The free, live-streamed eleven-hour
event features teachers and education influencers who showcase creative
ways in which they use Edmodo and other digital tools. The list of
speakers and their topics include:
Opening Keynote by Nic Borg, Co-founder and Chief Product
Officer of Edmodo
Nathan Garvin, Walnut Grove Middle School, Midlothian, TX
'Leveling Up' Student Writing With Badges"
Robert Miller, Port Orange (News - Alert) Elementary, Port Orange, FL
You Think You Know Your Students? Using Videos, Polls, and Reflective
Response to Inform Instruction"
Jessica McCarthy, Mosman High School, & Monique Dalli, Gilroy
Catholic College, Sydney, Australia
"Edmodo That! Unique Ways to
Connect and Learn"
Sheryl Place, Miami Killian Senior High, Miami, FL
Learning with Limited Tech"
Valerie Knauer, Douglas Middle School, Box (News - Alert) Elder, SD
Tech Illiterate to Tech Savvy: How to Foster Non-Cognitive Skills in
Steve Johnson, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District,
Bakersfield, CA (News - Alert)
"Teaching Mythology with Technology: Engaging
Students in CCSS"
Stacy Lynn Fritz, Croswell-Lexington High School, Croswell,
"Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls: Connecting Globally
Beatrice Lopez, PS/Intermediate School 54, Bronx, NY
D3: Data-Driven, Differentiated Instruction"
James Garner, Decatur High School, Decatur, AR & Rachel
Stokes, Greenville Senior High Academy, Greenville, SC
a Diverse, College- and Career-Ready Tech Culture"
Shellie Carson & Deanna Menchaca, Irving Independent School
District, Irving, TX
"Building and Spreading the Edmodo Wildfire"
Steve Dembo, Director of Social Media Strategy and Online
Community at Discovery Education
"Shining a Spotlight on Our
Schools: Making Students the Star of the Show"
"I come to EdmodoCon every year because I always learn something new,"
said Sheryl Place, a long-time EdmodoCon attendee and 2014 presenter
from Miami Killian Senior High in Miami, Florida. "It's so inspiring to
hear teachers from around the world talk about the innovative work they
are doing and the successes they are experiencing with their students.
Discovering new ways to leverage Edmodo in my classroom has helped make
me a better teacher."
To further celebrate educator achievement, Edmodo announced the results
of the second annual Edmodie Awards, a program designed to recognize
those educators using Edmodo in extraordinary ways to enhance their
classroom and create amazing learning experiences for their students.
This year's winners include:
District of the Year: Charleston County Public Schools
Edmodo Ambassador of the Year: Bobby Brian Lewis of Huntington
Middle in Warner Robins, GA
Edmodians of the Year:
Brandy Cabe from USA
George Michailidis from Greece
Jose Faginas from Argentina
James Pollock from the United Kingdom
Philip Tan from Australia
Supasith Nampoch from Thailand
A recap of the presentations and the event's webcast will be viewable on
edmodocon.com later this month.
Edmodo's mission is to connect all learners with the people and
resources they need to reach their full potential. On Edmodo, teachers
are at the center of a dynamic and engaging network that connects them
to students, administrators and parents, and surfaces the world's best
resources and formative assessment tools that contribute to better
learning outcomes. Founded in 2008 and used by 91 of the top 100 U.S.
school districts, Edmodo was designed to protect the privacy and
security of students and teachers by providing a closed, private
platform in which they can collaborate, share content, and leverage
educational apps to augment in-classroom learning. These powerful
capabilities enable teachers to personalize learning for every student.
Edmodo is free for teachers and students and always will be. The company
is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. Learn more at www.edmodo.com.
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