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Integrating EdTech After ISTE

Playgrounds, exhibit halls, presentations, oh my! ‘Tis the season for summer conferences, and coming home with what seems like 3 suitcases full of new material to bring into the classroom. When you pick up all the information booklets and freebies that you got at  ISTE and other conferences, you feel so inspired and empowered to change your classroom! However, something…

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We’re MAD about ISTE! Come meet us there…

MAD-learn will be attending ISTE 2016 this upcoming June 26- 29. ISTE is the premier education conference with 500 companies and 1,000 sessions covering innovative technologies and groundbreaking ideas that can be incorporated into the classroom.  MAD-learn co-founder and president, Alefiya Bhatia will be a presenter for four events throughout the conference. She will be discussing topics ranging from mobile…

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How the Modern Classroom Influences Learning and Behavior

What does a modern classroom look like? That depends on whom you are asking. Regardless of the differences in definitions, there seem to be some basic similarities throughout. A modern classroom utilizes a flexible layout, it is rich in technology, it supports both individual and group work, it encourages practical engagement and it is durable. These active or blended spaces…

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Students Compete in App Competition to Make the World a Better Place

On Tuesday May 10, 2016. MAD about Mattering, a global project that challenges teams of middle and high school students to develop apps that tackle social problems held the project’s first finals competition. Following the quad-engineering model, students from different schools across the US were split into 13 cross school teams to virtually collaborate in the mobile app development competition.…

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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…

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Teaching Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Here’s a number for you… 543,000. That’s the number of new businesses that get started each month! At this pace, in 2016 we’re expecting over 6.5 million new businesses to open their doors. With the easy access to technology and the rise of STEM educational initiatives, there is no wonder that the students in our classrooms are destined to one…

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Teaching Students How to Build Mobile Apps from the Top-Down

Computer programming, coding, mobile app development – oh my! Nowadays, you’d think you’d need an engineering degree just to decipher what these terms really mean, right? Like with any other verbal language, learning how to program or code is a process, often tackled from the bottom-up. Traditional methods of coding often introduce the basics first, let’s call them the “ABCs…

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