Edmodo

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Edmodo
Edmodo logo.svg
Type Private
Founded September 1, 2008
Headquarters San Mateo, California
Area served Worldwide
Industry Education
Services Technology based educational learning
Website www.edmodo.com
Alexa rank 3,240 (April 2015)[1]
Type of site Social learning network, Social learning tools, Networked learning
Registration Required
Users 58,000,000+[2]
Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Greek, French, Italian, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese, Swedish
Current status Active

Edmodo is an educational technology company offering communication, collaboration, and coaching tools to K-12 schools and teachers. The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents.[3]

In 2013, Edmodo was included in the list of "The Top Apps for Teachers" by PC Magazine.[4] That same year, Edmodo acquired the startup Root-1 in an attempt to become the app store for education.[5][6] Vibhu Mittal, Co-founder and CEO of Root-1, became the CEO of Edmodo the following year.[7]

In 2014, Edmodo launched Snapshot – a suite of assessment tools to measure student progress on educational standards.[8] Edtech digest awarded Edmodo Snapshot the Cool Tool Award for Best Assessment Solution.[9] The company has partnered with two major publishers in United Kingdom, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press to provide access to educational content on the Edmodo Platform[10] and bring Edmodo Snapshot to the UK.[11]

Edmodo was founded by Nic Borg and Jeff O'Hara in 2008.[12][13] It is backed by Index Ventures, Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Learn Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Union Square Ventures, Glynn Capital Management, Tenaya Capital, SingTel Innov8, and KDDI.[14] As of July 2015 Edmodo claimed to have over 51,000,000 users worldwide.[15][16]

In March 2015, Noodle named Edmodo as one of “The 32 Most Innovative Online Educational Tools".[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmodo - traffic statistics". Alexa Internet, Inc. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "We have connected 50 million learners!". Twitter. Apr 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Empson, Rip (Apr 30, 2012). "As It Graduates From Network To Platform, Edmodo Now Serving 7M Users, 80K Schools". TechCrunch. 
  4. ^ "Back to School: The Top Apps for Teach ldvm jh oPAskojyoers". Fast Company. Aug 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Empson, Rip (Mar 6, 2013). "Now 18M Users Strong, Edmodo Makes Its First Acquisition In Root-1 To Become The App Market For Education". TechCrunch. 
  6. ^ "Edmodo Acquires Root-1". TechCrunch. Mar 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ Wan, Tony (Dec 22, 2014). "EXCLUSIVE: Edmodo Turns to Its Roots for a New CEO". EdSurge. 
  8. ^ "Bringing innovation to our educational systems". Index Ventures. Jul 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2015 – Finalists & Winners". edtech digest. Mar 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Oxford University Press and Social Learning Platform Edmodo Partner to Enhance Pupil Learning". Business Wire. Jan 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Cambridge UK schools team partner with Edmodo". Cambridge. Jan 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Edmodo, Microblogging Platform for Educators, Merges with Revolution Learning's Fusion Project". PR Newswire. Feb 10, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Edmodo Free Microblogging Site for Educators". Open Education. Sep 20, 2008. 
  14. ^ Wan, Tony (Aug 6, 2014). "Edmodo Raises $30M Round Led by Index Ventures". EdSurge. 
  15. ^ "We have connected 50 million learners!". Twitter. Apr 24, 2015. 
  16. ^ Edmodo Official website
  17. ^ "The 32 Most Innovative Online Educational Tools to Use in 2015". Noodle. Mar 15, 2015. 

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