Meeting with our teachers is always a “team favorite”, and this week we’ve had the pleasure to meet with all sorts of educators: language arts teachers, social studies teachers, tech directors and the ever-important librarians and media specialists.
Two of our highlights at FETC this year:
1) Getting feedback from our current teachers. Meeting in person after months of Skype and phone calls really keeps us inspired. Hearing thoughts on missing or new features is critical to our business.
2) Watching two teachers present their classroom use of Subtext with Edmodo. We joined Melinda Pierce (8th grade English) and Lisa Petroccia (Media Specialist) from Independence Middle School in Palm Beach County as they presented in the Edmodo booth today. With a district of over 170,000 students (wow!), these two are real innovators. They take it upon themselves to know the latest in Common Core standards, apps, and platforms – bringing the best technology and 21st century skills to their classrooms.
Melinda and Lisa are the perfect example of why we integrated with Edmodo as one of the first ELA apps on the platform back in August. Not every classroom has access to 1:1 iPad or Android technology yet. So put simply, we needed to be on the web too. Edmodo already enables collaborative learning; now we’re adding collaborative reading to this mix by tying together teacher annotations on the iPad with student response and critical thinking on Edmodo. Follow us on Edmodo to learn more.
Watch a short, 2-minute video on how Melinda uses Subtext + Edmodo with her 8th grade English class.
See Melinda’s presentation, including a diagram of how Subtext and Edmodo integrate together.
And here are some highlights of Melinda’s presentation about Subtext + Edmodo: