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Edmodo Releases App for Windows 8.1 at ISTE 2014

Edmodo, the world’s largest, free K-12 social learning network connecting more than 35 million teachers, students, administrators and parents, today announced the release of the new Edmodo app for Windows 8.1 at ISTE 2014, the premier education technology event. Optimized for Windows 8.1, the app features live tile notifications and touch-enabled split screen capabilities.

The app emphasizes core functions most used by teachers and students on mobile devices in the classroom environment. Users have access to the full suite of Edmodo features available on the Web version, including creating and joining Edmodo groups, collaborating with peers in the group stream as well as in Edmodo subject communities, creating and turning in assignments, accessing the user library, and retrieving content, both free and paid educational applications, from the Edmodo Store.

“We’re committed to bringing a streamlined Edmodo experience to users no matter their device preference,” said Nic Borg, co-founder and chief product officer of Edmodo. “As more and more classrooms around the world implement mobile devices to further enhance education, we want to ensure Edmodo is accessible across all platforms so that all teachers and students have to focus on is learning.”

“We are excited about Edmodo’s classroom management and collaborative features,” said Margo Day, vice president, U.S. Education, Microsoft Corp. “Windows 8.1 is an ideal platform to fully utilize Edmodo’s capabilities, thanks to its ability to offer personalized experiences across devices of all sizes, with security features that give parents and educators peace of mind.”

The Edmodo app for Windows 8.1 allows teachers full classroom management and interaction across their groups and Edmodo subject communities. Users can create new accounts from the app and teachers can share content with peers, as well as with students.

To arrange a demo or to speak with an Edmodo executive, please contact [email protected].

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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