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Students Making Mobile Apps That Make a Difference – MAD About Mattering

Today’s generation of students are connected with technology more than any other generation. Inspiring this generation to use technology to resolve social problems is of the utmost importance. Did you…

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Teaching Mobile App Development for Project Based Learning

Project based learning has been a staple in classrooms for decades. Educators have incorporated projects in the classroom to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving, skills that are important for college…

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Community Engagement – Why Leveraging Mobile is Critical for Communication

Leading schools and school districts are reinventing how they are communicating with key stakeholders in their school communities. Here’s their secret…use mobile applications to reach parents, students, teachers, and school…

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HWMS CASE STUDY

SCHOOL BACKGROUND Haysville West Middle School is one of two middle schools in Unified School District 261 – Haysville Public Schools in Kansas. With 575 students in grade levels 6-8, the…

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What Parents REALLY Want From School Communicators…

Just how involved do parents want to be in daily school communication? A recent survey found the answer to be quite telling. Over 55% of parents and guardians expect to…

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Introducing the MAD-store – Where Students’ Mobile Apps Come to Life!

With over 58% of teens using mobile apps everyday, it is no wonder that MAD-learn has become one of the most popular mobile app development programs in the Nation. At…

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5 Steps to Implementing a Computer Science Program at Your School

With the announcement of President Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative, policy makers are calling on education decision makers, around the country, to take action to empower ALL students with…

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Why Having a Strong Community Matters

What does it mean to have a strong school community? The answer may vary, but one underlying theme would hold true: consistent communication is the foundation of a strong school…

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Mobile App Development in the Classroom Can Boost Student Engagement Leading to Improved Testing Outcome

Does technology in the classroom really boost student testing outcomes? The jury is still out on this, but what has been proven is that the use of technology in the…

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Engineering in Elementary Schools: Engaging the Next Generation of Problem Solvers Today

By: Dorothy Powers Gorman from SEEN Magazine.   Employment in occupations related to STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math —is projected to grow 13 percent between 2012 and 2022, according…

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Don’t Let Your New Technology Become Shelfware: 6 STEPS to the Perfect Technology Implementation Process

By: Jennifer Dunn from SEEN MAGAZINE. With today’s nearly universal connection to the Internet, computers, software and other types of technology are present in virtually every classroom in the nation. Despite…

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Engage and Listen to Your Parent Community with the embrAPP for Schools and Districts

Parents are often the most overlooked resource within a school community. But, why is that the case? With busy work schedules, multiple family commitments, and various other activities, parents may…

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