Scotland employee’s presentation selected for Florida conference

By Abbi Overfelt

January 24, 2014

LAURINBURG — An employee of Scotland County Schools has designed a presentation on social networking and education that was chosen out of 13,000 to be shown at a conference in Orlando, Fla.

District Instructional Technology Facilitator, Kevin Comb, created a presentation titled “Social Networking to Enhance Education via Edmodo: Techniques for Power Users” that will be presented at next week’s Florida Educational Technology Conference.

Combs will be sharing with participants about the software called Edmodo, a free program that allows teachers, students, and parents to share content, access homework, turn in assignments, and receive classroom information from any device that is connected to the Internet.

Edmodo is now being used district-wide in all schools and the use of this software has grown exponentially since the beginning of the school year.

Combs will also discuss at the conference Scotland County Schools’ widespread use of the software.