November 2, 2016
Classroom experience combined with technical expertise fuels Ms. Wetmore’s ability to develop award-winning technology for education including Ogment and SpringBoard Digital
Johanna Wetmore has been named a finalist in the Emerging Leader Awards by the Software Industry and Information Association (SIIA). Ms. Wetmore and co-founder Chris Robert, founded EvoText, which is a full-service educational software development company that builds e-learning applications. The company has grown ten-fold since being founded in 2012.
“I am honored and humbled to be a finalist in the Emerging Leader Awards,” said Ms. Wetmore. “I am inspired every day by teachers who by nature, are creative problem solvers. My goal with EvoText is to continue to build teaching solutions so that teachers spend less time managing the details and process of teaching and spend more time actually interacting with and helping students learn.”
Ms. Wetmore’s experience as a classroom teacher gives her insightful perspective on building technology resources that solve real-world educational problems. One of her creations, Ogment, is used to select, organize, and easily compile internet resources into lessons and that can be aligned to curriculum maps and standards. Districts can develop curriculum using digital resources and information they find on the internet by grabbing only what is needed—without the cluttering ads and extraneous information that tends to be on webpages. Other materials, activities, and multimedia content created by teachers or curriculum teams can also be integrated with the clipped web content. Assessment capabilities are also included in Ogment.
See Ogment in action at: youtu.be/fFa7dr-Zbxo
Ogment has won numerous awards in the last year. It was named the most innovative supplemental education resource in the 2016 REVERE Awards hosted by the Association of American Publishers. Ogment won three BESSIE and three EDDIE Awards in 2016, an SIIA CODiE Award in 2016 for the best cross-curricular solution, and was also given a 2016 Award of Excellence by Tech & Learning magazine.
Winners for the Emerging Leader Award will be announced November 15 during the Business Information & Media Summit in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Ogment is a curriculum creation and management program that connects the dots from curriculum mapping and content gathering through course and lesson planning. It simplifies and facilitates the curriculum creation, management and delivery process. With Ogment, teachers in K12 plan and build lessons from web content, map courses, create assessments, and monitor progress. Ogment "edu-neers" are educators, engineers and designers who have been at the forefront of educational technology for the past two decades. Ogment is a subsidiary of EvoText, LLC headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit GetOgment.com.
EvoText is an educational software development house that develops custom eLearning solutions. EvoText’s experts have developed several of the most well-known, award-winning eLearning products for basal and supplemental publishers, schools and teachers. EvoText is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit EvoText.com.