SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edmodo, the world’s leading K-12 global education network, today participated in the U.S. Department of Education Open Education Symposium at the White House, alongside Microsoft and Amazon. Committed to the ongoing development of tools that will allow teachers to create and share openly licensed educational materials, Edmodo highlighted its teacher-curated resource sharing platform, Edmodo Spotlight, at the event.
An extension of the company’s vast educator learning network, Edmodo Spotlight empowers educators to upload and share helpful resources, review resources from all over the Web, and curate collections of their favorites, including original material from educator peers, as well as from third-party publishers. With one simple click, teachers are able to distribute a resource within Spotlight to their entire Edmodo classroom as part of an assignment or a quiz, fitting seamlessly into the learning workflow.
“The content landscape in K-12 education is shifting, and perhaps the most exciting growth area is user-generated resources,” says Vibhu Mittal, chief executive officer of Edmodo. “On our platform, we see how important teacher connections are to advancing professional development and student learning on a daily basis. If we’re able to surface teacher-created resources that help move the needle in the classroom to other teachers around the world, this content discovery and recommendation model has great potential impact on our ability to correlate resource consumption with learning outcomes.”
“The ability to surface educational content within the Edmodo platform makes my life easier as opposed to searching elsewhere online for information,” said Christi Collins of Wise County Schools. “Edmodo Spotlight allows teachers to do what they already do with Edmodo -- inspire each other and collaborate. It’s so helpful to utilize resources that have been vetted by fellow teachers, and it provides another dimension of credibility I can trust.”
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Edmodo is the world's leading global education network that provides communication, collaboration, and coaching tools for educators, administrators, students, and parents. On the network, educators are empowered to discover valuable educational resources, share best practices and content, create Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), engage students and parents, and encourage student progress. These powerful capabilities enable teachers and parents to help students achieve their full potential. Founded in 2008 and used by more than 58 million teachers, students, and parents across 350,000+ schools worldwide, Edmodo protects the privacy and security of teachers and students by maintaining a closed, private learning environment. Learn more at www.edmodo.com.