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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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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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Encouraging Girls to Explore STEM

By: Britney Morgan   It’s no secret that less women work in the STEM career field than men. Although women that do work in STEM make 33% more than women that do not, a large gap remains. Why the large gap? A study by the Girl Scouts of America gives three reasons: 1. Girls often don’t feel welcome in STEM classrooms. 2.…

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