San Mateo, CA (June 15, 2011) – Edmodo, a free and secure social learning network for schools, took home the Distinguished Achievement Award (DAA) for K-12 Social Media at the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) 2011 AEP Awards. The awards recognize the year’s best products according to subject area and grade level, and highlight the standard of excellence other developers can use to measure their products.

Edmodo was honored in the technology category, which focuses on technology tools and applications intended to help in instruction, management, assessment and professional development. Edmodo’s win reflects its ability to use safe social media to connect and engage students and teachers in the classroom via technology, closing the gap between how students live and how they learn.

“Our goal when we created Edmodo was to develop a space that easily enabled teachers to connect and communicate not only with their students, but also with each other through an online global network,” said Nic Borg, president and co-founder of Edmodo. “Being recognized as a standard of excellence and a leading innovator in K-12 social media, in addition to the rapidly growing community of educators connecting on Edmodo, is confirmation that we’re achieving this goal.”

About Edmodo
With 2 million users and growing, Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for teachers and students to connect, share content and access homework, grades and school notices. Edmodo enables teacher-to-teacher resource sharing, global professional development and networking opportunities, and is accessible from any internet-enabled device, including smart phones. Make your classroom a community at http://www.edmodo.com

About the AEP Awards
For more than four decades the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning. One of the largest and longest-running awards programs for educational products, the awards aim to give credit and recognition to the organizations that are leading the way in the field of educational products and set benchmarks to which the rest of the industry can aspire.

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For more information, please contact:
–Edmodo Contact: Betsy Whalen, P: 202.255.0716, betsy@edmodo.com
–PR Contact: Lauren Rothering, C. Blohm & Associates, P: 608.216.7300, lauren@cblohm.com

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