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 …

Lakeview Academy MAD-scouts Win 2nd Place with their Yotopia App!

Lakeview’s Robotics Team performed well at this years 2014 Northeast Georgia First Lego League Qualifier, hosted at Athens Academy. They were awarded the 2nd Place “Champions Award” for embracing gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in both the robot game and project. They will be advancing to the super regional competition in January. These students are very excited to …

MAD-learn is now aligned to the ISTE Standards!

MAD-learn: The Process Sessions begin with an ideation phase, in which a whole group brainstorming activity helps students consider ideas about what their mobile app should be about. Normally these sessions focus on issues that students feel should be addressed or for which more information should be made available to the public. Issues can be as immediate as publicizing a …

Hall County prepares for winter with Inclement Weather Reporting

Hall County Schools in Northern Georgia is leveraging a suite of powerful and innovative mobile communications tools from Crescerance, an Atlanta based company, for the upcoming school year, including a new integrated weather reporting system. This new tool, known as the “Inclement Weather Reporting System”, will be part of the larger mobile communications app that Crescerance is creating for Hall …

Advice for Successful Open House and Back to School Nights

As summer comes to a close, schools are preparing for open house and back to school nights. It’s a great opportunity for teachers to not only make good first impressions but to make personal connections with parents, begin building positive relationships and establishing ways for effective communication throughout the school year. When planning and preparing for the event it is …