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22 September 2015 / Education
United Kingdom

Free trial of Edmodo Insights this Autumn Term

Help your students unlock their potential with a free trial of Edmodo Insights this Autumn Term 

LONDON, England (Sep. 22, 2015) – Cambridge University Press (CUP), the publishing business of the University of Cambridge and one of the world’s leading educational publishers, together with Edmodo, the world’s leading global education network, today announced a UK launch of Edmodo Insights, a formative assessment toolset designed to help teachers, departments, and schools gain actionable perspective into pupil learning progress on the GCSE curriculum.

 Working in partnership with educators and schools, the Press will create and distribute content via the Edmodo platform, empowering teachers and school leaders to encourage effective instruction and deeper pupil learning.

Access to Edmodo Insights will be available for free for the entire Autumn Term to allow teachers to experience the benefits the package offers.

With a bank of high quality questions mapped specifically to the new curriculum for KS4 Mathematics, this frequent formative assessment toolkit enables teachers to assign short Snapshot quizzes, which provide valuable data and the power to regularly gauge student progress in real time.  Set in class or as a homework assignment, Insights flexibility makes it easy to integrate into a classroom’s current workflow with teachers deciding when, where and how.

Michael McGarvey, Director UK Schools at Cambridge University Press, commented: “Since our partnership with Edmodo began at the start of the year, we’ve been able to integrate our high-quality content with Edmodo’s collaborative technology to deliver a best-in-class solution to teachers and pupils across the UK. With Edmodo Insights now available for Mathematics, we are delighted to open up the system to teachers with a free trial throughout the Autumn Term.”

Heath Silverman, Head of International Business at Edmodo, commented: “We're excited to launch a toolset that will have a measurable impact on teaching and learning across UK schools. The ability for a teacher to gauge student progress and immediately address learning gaps is crucial to academic advancement and helping students reach new heights. Paired with high-caliber GCSE content from the Press, Edmodo Insights will add a new dimension of learning success to UK classrooms.”

In addition to Mathematics, English Language  material will be available from November 2015.

Details can be found at www.edmodo.com/ukschools. For additional information or to arrange a conversation, please contact Mariana Kosturos at mariana@edmodo.com or Kirsty Walford at kwalford@cambridge.org.

About Edmodo

Edmodo is the world's leading global education network that provides communication, collaboration, and coaching tools for educators, administrators, students, and parents. On the network, educators are empowered to discover valuable educational resources, share best practices and content, create Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), engage students and parents, and encourage student progress. These powerful capabilities enable teachers and parents to help students achieve their full potential. Founded in 2008 and used by more than 56 million teachers, students, and parents across 350,000+ schools worldwide, Edmodo protects the privacy and security of teachers and students by maintaining a closed, private learning environment. Learn more at www.edmodo.com.

About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. It furthers the University’s mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

A pioneer in its field, the Press is committed to supporting innovation in learning and teaching. It publishes without boundaries, ensuring its resources are accessible across the globe, in print, online and other digital formats.

Playing a leading role in today's global market place, the Press has over 50 offices around the globe, and distributes its products to nearly every country in the world. It publishes 50,000 authors based in over 100 different countries.

For more information, visit www.cambridge.org

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