Edmonton-based Showbie acquires classroom assessment platform Socrative

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Edmonton-based Showbie, which has developed a classroom workflow app, has acquired Salt Lake City-basedSocrative from MasteryConnect, an assessment and curriculum platform for teachers.

Founded in 2012, Showbie aims to build tools that help teachers and students become more productive in a “paperless” classroom. The company says its app, which enables fast and meaningful assignments and feedback, currently has over 3 million users in over 140 countries. Socrative has also developed a formative assessment tool that allows teachers to gauge student learning in real time through quizzes, polls, and exit surveys.

Both Showbie and Socrative will operate as separate apps; however, Showbie said it plans to continue seeking opportunities to enhance both products in the future.

“We are excited to integrate Socrative into the Showbie family and continue to innovate to deliver tools that will enhance the learning journey for educators around the world,” said Colin Bramm, CEO and co-founder of Showbie.

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