Science Rocks- March 2019 STEM Teachers learn about building mobile apps!

In this segment from the March 2019 edition of Science Rocks, Laura Spence takes us to a STEM teacher training where they learn how to build a mobile app with MAD-learn!

DSBN Teacher Scott Young shares his MAD-learn WHY

Scott Young has been using MAD-learn with students at the District School Board of Niagara for several years now. Listen to him share why he likes it, what benefit it has for students, and why other teachers shouldn't hesitate.

Superintendent at Haines Borough School District in Alaska talks about MAD-learn

Ginger Jewell, Superintendent at Haines Borough School District in Alaska shares her ideas around why a program like MAD-learn is so appealing to her for her students.

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  • MAD-learn was a very engaging app for the students.

    We enjoyed the collaboration aspect of the app. It allowed everyone to access work on the app simultaneously. We greatly appreciated all of the support and feedback. Anytime we had a question or concern, the team was willing to walk us through the process. Also the curriculum had screenshots and short video tutorials that were extremely beneficial to both the teacher and students. Through MAD-learn, students were exposed to real 21st century skills.

    Val Frier and Heidi Gruber

    Teachers,
    Buffalo Public Schools

    As an educator it is hard to find programs that truly grab a student's attention. 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. My students rarely ever missed class when I use this program because they do not want to miss a chance to learn something they are excited about. The amazing thing is watching a student with a below 2.0 GPA come to school all day just to work on MAD-learn. I was extremely impressed with MAD-learn last year and this year they have done even more to make the platform better.

    Thomas Young

    CTE Teacher
    Davidson River School

    Holy Trinity loves MAD-learn.

    It is a great cross-curricular activity that gives students the opportunity to take the app ideas in their minds and build them from scratch. They have to storyboard their app, create a prototype, work through bugs, and work with other students in an effort to create the perfect app. They are often surprised by how much work goes into the apps they use every day, how many skills they have to use from traditional classes (proofreading, storytelling, mathematics, etc), and what it takes to make an app that people want to use. I am always impressed with the ideas they come up with and the work they put into their apps!

    Bradley Meyer

    21st Century Learning Specialist
    Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

    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. In my classes, the students have enjoyed collaborating on apps as well as competing individually in "Shark-Tank" competitions. Another rewarding experience has been watching students form new relationships with their peers as they uncover common interests and talents that they share. Overall, 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

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