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New ISTE book encourages educators to "get social" with popular educational social network, Edmodo

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June 10, 2015

Hands-on guide provides tips and resources for maximizing the power of social learning

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 10, 2015 – More than 50 million teachers and students around the world communicate and share ideas on the popular educational social network, Edmodo. Now they will have an in-depth guide to maximizing the power of social learning with today’s publication of Let’s Get Social: The Educator’s Guide to Edmodo from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®).

In this hands-on guide for teachers, authors Ginger Carlson and Raphael Raphael, Ph.D, introduce Edmodo and share the benefits of using the platform with one classroom or an entire community of learners. According to the book, Edmodo provides teachers and students with a privacy and a safe space for digital learning and is a powerful tool for personalizing the Internet for learning. The platform is a great environment for student and teacher collaboration, allowing teachers to engage students through regular communicate and differentiate learning by providing students with custom-fit content. In addition, the authors describe how Edmodo dovetails with the ISTE Standards for teaching, learning and leading in a digital age.

With valuable resources for both new and experienced users, the book provides immediately adaptable strategies for incorporating Edmodo’s suite of tools and apps in the classroom. The authors offer tips for leveraging Edmodo for assessment, project-based learning, flipped classroom, gamification and more.

As Raphael and Carlson said in a recent blog post on ISTE Connects, “Whether you’re focusing on the final stretch of this school year or already thinking of the next, your classroom will never be the same once you take the leap to social learning.”.

Raphael has been an educator for 20 years in the United States and around the world. He is also associate editor for the journal Review of Disability Studies and the co-editor of DIS/ART: The Journal of Disability Culture and the Visual Arts. Carlson has more than 20 years’ experience working with schools, families and educational organizations around the world. She is the author of Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children and Just Add Wonder: Cooking Activities to Nurture and Nourish the Creative Child.

Let’s Get Social: The Educator’s Guide to Edmodo
By Ginger Carlson and Raphael Raphael, Ph.D.
ISBN: 9781564843562
ISTE Member Price: $15.37; Nonmember Price: $21.95

About ISTE
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.
Innovative offerings include the ISTE Conference & Expo – the world’s most comprehensive ed tech event – as well as the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age. The organization’s robust suite of professional learning resources features online courses, consulting services for schools and districts, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications. For more information, visit Connect with ISTE via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

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Jodie Pozo-Olano, Chief Communications Officer, 804-986-6911,
Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-278-2800,