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Edmodo Hosts Fourth Annual EdmodoCon Bringing Together More Than 42,000 Educators Worldwide

Edmodo, 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 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 teaching 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 Elementary, Port Orange, FL
    “So 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
    “Redefining Learning with Limited Tech”
  • Valerie Knauer, Douglas Middle School, Box Elder, SD
    “From Tech Illiterate to Tech Savvy: How to Foster Non-Cognitive Skills in Edmodo”
  • Steve Johnson, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District, Bakersfield, CA
    “Teaching Mythology with Technology: Engaging Students in CCSS”
  • Stacy Lynn Fritz, Croswell-Lexington High School, Croswell, MI
    “Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls: Connecting Globally Through Storytelling”
  • Beatrice Lopez, PS/Intermediate School 54, Bronx, NY
    “Solving D3: Data-Driven, Differentiated Instruction”
  • James Garner, Decatur High School, Decatur, AR & Rachel Stokes, Greenville Senior High Academy, Greenville, SC
    “Creating 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.

About Edmodo

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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