Steve Dembo to Keynote EdmodoCon 2014
Posted by: Lucia Giacomantonio
EdmodoCon 2014 is less than one month away. Have you reserved your spot?
Last week we announced the speakers for this year’s event; this week, we’re excited to announce our closing keynote speaker: Steve Dembo, Director of Social Media Strategy and Online Community at Discovery Education.
As a former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology, Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. He was among the first educators to realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies, in connecting educators and creating professional learning communities. Dembo is also the co-author of the book Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching.
At this year’s EdmodoCon, Dembo will share how Edmodo can be used as a tool to help students unlock their imaginations and demonstrate understanding. Get more details in his session summary below, then say hello on Twitter and let him know you’re looking forward to seeing him at EdmodoCon!
Shining a Spotlight on Our Schools: Making Students the Star of the Show
Wednesday, August 6th, 5:15pm PDT
Technology has done more than just transform the ways students learn; it’s unshackled their creativity and unleashed infinite ways to demonstrate their knowledge. From storytelling to non-linear multimedia projects, students have the chance to take the stage and share not only with their teacher, but with their peers, family, community, and beyond! We’ll explore ways to scaffold the experience with Edmodo in safe and appropriate ways, while letting our students tell the best stories our schools have to offer.