6 Ways To Avoid the Summer Learning Slide

by: Britney Morgan Numerous studies show that students experience learning loss when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Experts agree that children who read and engage in learning during the summer months gain reading and other academic skills, while those who don’t often slide backward.  Making it common for teachers to spend the first 4-6 weeks of …

4 Tips For Creating Your Very Own Personal Learning Network

  Today, one of the biggest challenges teachers face is how to provide opportunities for edugagement, the engagement of students in the classroom, with relevant learning opportunities. While we are all infinitely more connected than ever through mobile devices, it seems professional collaboration can still be difficult to cultivate. So, how can we create an environment that encourages and creates …

Apps and their Potential, and Privacy Concerns, in Education

  As of writing this, of 49.4 million children enrolled in K-12 schools in the U.S. As of 2012, 75% of high school students and 60% of middle school students now own or have access to a smartphone or tablet. That is an increase of 400% since 2007. 30% of all student smartphones use them to take a class or …

Top 20 STEM Careers

Today, nearly 10% of all jobs in the U.S. are STEM related, requiring skills in math, science, and engineering. What’s more interesting, nearly all of those STEM jobs have annual salaries that double the current U.S. average, according the the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the most part, engineering and science related fields take the top spots for earning potential …

EdTech Spotlight: Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts

 According to a new survey from the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), in 2014 alone the edtech industry saw a significant jump in market share from $7.9 to $8.38 billion for k-12 students. CS4Ed president John Richards, Ph.D., the principal author of the report, stated that the increase comes as a result of a growing emphasis on personalized learning and …

Top 10 Technology Trends In The Classroom

As we all know, technology in the class room is on the rise and is almost considered a “must-have” for the avant-garde educator. But, how do we know which technologies are worth investigating and which have no substance or educational use? Fortunately, THE Journal has compiled a list of the top 10 technological trends for educators to watch out for. …

A MAD-interview: Kris Milburn

Hey Everyone, Recently, one of our MAD-catalysts, Kris Milburn, went to Centennial Academy here in Atlanta, to help 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers familiarize themselves with our MAD-learn platform. The professional development seminars lasted all week and really helped the Centennial teachers. Centennial Academy was chosen, with an NSF grant that was awarded to them this year, by researchers at …

Westwood Schools holds MAD-shark tank!

This week, our team ventured to Camilla, Georgia, the home base of teaching superstar Vicki Davis and the Westwood Schools, to participate and film a “Shark Tank” event held by the school. The presenters in the Shark Tank were 9th and 10th graders from Vicki’s classes who teamed up and developed their own mobile apps using MAD-learn, websites, and videos. …

Crescerance Goes to the United Nations!

Hello Everyone!   How are you all?   Recently, Alefiya, our CEO, was actually in New York to speak on a Technology in Education panel at the United Nations. The panel was full of people who came together to discuss a big global issue: the potential of educational technologies and their impact on the global market. We thought it would …

April 2015 School App Feature Update

Greetings from Crescerance!You may already be aware of the product release that kept us busy this last weekend. Here’s a quick summary of all the new features now available for your apps: iOS App Tour You can now provide your end users with a tour of the app! Educate your users about the features in your app (available currently on …