MAD-learn's relevant and engaging Mobile App Development program allows every K-12 student to create an app from beginning to end by empowering 21st Century technology literacy. Using the design thinking process, MAD-learn prepares today’s students for tomorrow’s careers by exposing them to all aspects of product development: ideation, planning, design, creation, testing, and launch. These vital and transferable skills are critical to today’s global technological economy.
Computer Science is more than writing code. We teach all aspects of App Development, not just coding.
Empowering teachers with personalized professional development and training for the best student outcomes.
Measure the program impact and student/teacher performance through real time usage data
Measure the program impact and student/teacher performance via real time usability data view.
Our team of experienced educators is available around the clock to provide teacher support and assistance.
Work individually or in local or global teams to give students real-world and relevant job experiences.
The MAD-learn curriculum is built around a six-step design thinking process. Students learn all of the important elements that are essential to creating a viable product, whether to be used as a unique presentation tool or an app for global consumption. And you don’t have to be a coder or a computer science teacher to teach with MAD-learn! Here are the steps:
Students see how important both app development and the process of ideation are.
Mind maps are built to inform both content development and functionality of the app.
Professional looking designs are created and imported easily into the app building platform.
Apps are created using a web-based platform developed exclusively by MAD-learn.
Beta versions are shared and evaluated by peers to be improved upon before launching.
Imagine the look on a student’s face when they see the app that they have been developing on their mobile phone for the very first time? And can actually use it and share it with their peers? This is the look that EVERY student has with MAD-learn. The MAD-store app is our version of the App Store for all student-made mobile apps. Download it now to see and use apps that students around the world have made.
APS--West End Academy
MAD About Mattering
Hawthorn School District
Sofia Gonzalez Bernier
Trinity Atlanta Schools
MAD-learn has set the bar for what I am looking for in a program and is truly the gold standard when teaching students about mobile apps. MAD-learn provides a highly customizable program with an easy to use interface that any student can work with.
Former CTE Teacher
Davidson River School
I've been using the MAD-learn program for 3 years, and I am just as excited to teach now as I was then. I enjoy watching my students go through the design process, and I enjoy watching my students continue to improve upon and add to their apps long after they have left my class.
MAD-learn has truly revolutionized the mobile app development process.
Hawthorn Middle School
The students have really enjoyed using MAD-learn. It has been a wonderful experience watching them have fun, gain confidence and share their ideas while learning. MAD-learn has provided a unique opportunity for students to learn how to build fully functional apps and use technology as a means to share their ideas and talents with others.
Alicia Conroy, M.L.I.S
Lower School Library/Information Literacy Teacher, Middle School MAD-learn I&I Teacher
Rutgers Preparatory School
My students love creating apps on MAD-learn! Last year we used Google Sites to showcase our projects in my class, but creating apps on MAD-learn takes it to another level. Not only are students more engaged, but they are excited about coming to class to learn about the engineering design process and basic computer science skills that will get them far in our 21st century world!
Leah Rothrock, M.Ed.
Tech Ed/Robotics Teacher
Parkwood Middle School
It’s creating this learning space that’s so student-centered, and utilizing something they love while giving teachers a different way of reaching them. Seeing the teachers and students working together and being so engaged is so exciting!
Career Development Coordinator
Parkwood Middle School
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