The holidays, and everything really, looked different last year. As we enter into the holiday season here in the US this year, we hope that you can be with friends and family in safe ways and reignite traditions of giving, being thankful, and being present. We have so much to be thankful for here at MAD-learn, and YOU most certainly, are at the top of the list. Thank you for reading, thank you for following us, thank you for your friendship, and thank you for your faith in our ability to serve you and your students well. We are who we are because of you.
Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!
Rockin’ around GaETC
Dekalb County School District Goes Completely MAD!
Keynote at SW Wisconsin Business Education Summit
MAD-teacher of the Month
Dr. Stacey McJunkins is an accomplished teacher in the Rich Township High School District. Her years of experience have taught her that one should never be afraid to try new things, because they keep things fresh for students and teacher, alike. She has been known for wanting the best for her students, giving them, in her words, “the tools and drive to be self-starters”.
She has often referred to MAD-learn as a great tool, even a “lifesaver” during current times of new teaching challenges. She has developed a unique approach to delivering the MAD-learn program, one that meets her students where they are and that has been developed in a true “partnership” manner. Her free spirit is epitomized by her love for riding her motorcycle (although she admits the Chicago winter makes it hard to enjoy it, now). We’re certainly glad that MAD-learn is along for the ride!
Tutorial of the Month
A great way to transition your students from simple, editor-based HTML screens to the more complex (and exciting) HCJ Builder template is the introduction of a Flash Cards screen. This screen involves HTML and CSS code that is built into the template, allowing students to take that first step toward taking existing written code and adapting it to meet the needs of the app they are building. There are a multitude of uses for this template, so be sure to share it with your students!
MAD-family Continues to Grow
We want to thank schools that have either renewed their partnerships with MAD-learn or are just joining our MAD-family. We are so happy to know we will be continuing our work to help students at:
- MacKinnon Middle School (NJ)
- The School District of Palm Beach County (FL)
- Dekalb County School District (GA)
- Cobb County School District Elementary Schools (GA)