The following Advocate member partners of NAA offer a variety of products, programs, curriculum, and technology tools specifically designed with afterschool programs and professionals in mind.
It has been hailed by schools across the country as unique, dynamic, and even critical to career success. We are talking about a student-centered, authentic, design-based approach to mobile app development. MAD-learn enables students to create mobile applications--even one for their school--by developing and applying a wide range of vital and transferable skills directly aligned with ISTE student standards.
This widely adopted program is recognized by the Change the Equation Foundation and serves as a solid frame of reference and makes the concept of app building more accessible to a broader range of students. Apps can be created with or without coding skills and allows a range of scheduling options (delivered over the course of anywhere from 10 to 35 hours). MAD-learn follows the design thinking process. There are an array of materials teachers can use and share to effectively deliver the program to students in grades 3-12.
Students will become… • Empowered learners • Digital Citizens • Knowledge constructors • Innovative designers • Computational thinkers • Creative communicators • Global collaborators
MAD-learn gives students a powerful tool that allows them to easily build content-rich, visually impressive mobile apps. The program also enables students to quickly see the finished product on both iOS and Android devices and use technology creation as a means of serving the community, solving problems, building entrepreneurship skills, and sharing ideas with the world.