EdmodoCon 2014 Wrap-Up: iPhone App Makeover, Avatars, and Edmodo Shop
Posted by: Elena Ontiveros
Phew—what a day! Over 44,000 people registered for this year’s EdmodoCon and thanks to our presenters and attendees from around the world, so many amazing ideas were shared.
To add to the excitement, Edmodo Co-founder Nic Borg announced some of the great things we’re launching for you this school year, including:
A redesigned iPhone app. Built with easy side-bar navigation and an intuitive user interface, a new Edmodo iPhone app will be available for download in a few short days. It includes every feature from our previous version and has been revamped to emphasize the core functions most used by teachers and students on mobile devices, including:
- Creating and joining Groups
- Posting to Groups
- Checking Notifications
- Accessing Libraries
- Tracking Progress
- Setting Alerts
- Creating Polls
All this directly from your iPhone between classes, during your commute, or from the comfort of your couch. Inside, you’ll find all of the features you’ve come to know and love on the iPhone, redesigned from the ground up with a beautifully simple look and feel.
On iPad, you’ll have direct access to shared folders from your Group’s page, an improved Library design, and various stability and performance improvements.
Avatars. Personalize your Edmodo experience even further with Edmodo Avatars. Rather than uploading a photo, you and your students can pick from a variety of faces, hairstyles, and more, to create your own Edmodo personalities. While the majority of our efforts are geared toward bringing you instructional tools to enhance the learning experience, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to keep things fresh, creative, and fun.
Edmodo Shop. Speaking of sleeves, come see what’s in store at our brand-new Edmodo Shop. You’re always asking how to get the cool stuff we’re wearing, so we’re making some Edmodo-branded items available to you—our biggest fans. From stickers to our coveted t-shirts, now you can get some cool swag for your closet or classroom to show your Edmodo love!
Thank you for another great EdmodoCon! With presenters from Australia to the Bronx, and viewers from Abu Dhabi to Idaho, the day was packed with learning, collaboration, inspiring stories, and lots of laughter.
Stayed tuned for more EdmodoCon—certificates, badges, and recording of the sessions will be available in the coming weeks!