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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 readiness. Can any project in the classroom be used in project based learning? The short answer is not so simple. Projects, of all shapes and sizes are great ways 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 Crescerance, we’re empowering students, as young as the third grade, to become creators of technology and not just technology consumers. Our newly released MAD-store is a great reminder of the …

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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 the necessary computer skills they’ll NEED to succeed.In fact, over $4 billion in funding will be available for states and $100 million for school districts to make computer science programs …

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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 classroom does increase student engagement. Higher student engagement, does have a positive correlation with higher overall testing outcomes. For decades now, school districts and teachers alike have looked for innovative …

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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 to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is faster than the 11 percent average growth rate for other occupations. Many of the fastest growing, top-paying STEM jobs are in …

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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 this access, a considerable gap exists between the presence of technology in the classroom and its usage. Schools commonly have a list of technology items they have purchased that either …

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Mobile App Development Can Be Taught in Any Classroom

Did you know that… Only 8% of teachers integrate technology into the classroom, giving students limited opportunities to use technology hands-on? Now, why is that? A recent survey conducted by the Early Childhood Technology Collaborative found that 61% of teachers and 56% of administrators attribute the limited use of technology in the classroom to issues with full implementation or installation. With …

Limited Resources? 6 EdTech Grants That Fund Classroom Technology

With limited resources, it can be difficult to provide the technology needed to create a 21st-century learning environment. There are many grants that provide technology devices for K12 classrooms. Take the time to do some research and apply for grants for which your students are qualified. Here’s a few to get you started. 1. EdTechTeam Student Device Grant: EdTechTeam Summits are high-intensity …