Technology in the classroom exploded in the 1980s with the proliferation of the personal computer. Now, thanks to mobile technology developed by DIY app builders like appsbar.com and its associated app marketplace appcatch, mobile technology is taking hold in classrooms everywhere.
Tools like appcatch.com, which allows anybody, regardless of their technological experience or know-how, to publish a mobile app, could help usher in a new Golden Age in education that features students learning and engaging in studies through a mobile platform.
There are several examples of educators and administrators using appcatch.com to enhance the educational experience.
Appcatch has helped classroom teachers engage their students using the very technology that has become ubiquitous among teenagers; mobile technology. Robert Rice, a History and Government teacher at Griffin High School in Griffin, Georgia is using a mobile app launched on appcatch.com called "The Mr. Rice App" to remind students of class assignments, show tutoring schedules, and update lesson plans.
The "My ESL Class" app on appcatch.com provides a basic word list for an English as a Second Language class in Dudley, North Carolina. Along with the word list, there are class schedules and chapter reviews.
Of course, the mobile app is not only useful as an educational tool, but also as a means of marketing colleges and universities to prospective students looking to advance their education.
Keystone College is a private, co-ed, residential, and culturally diverse institution and is considered one of the most popular colleges in northern Pennsylvania. Voted as the region's "Most Beautiful Campus," Keystone boasts a diverse student body; over 1,770 students from 14 states and 12 countries studying one of the many academic programs available online, on campus, and on the weekend.
As an early adapter to the online education model, Keystone also wanted to get ahead of the curve with a mobile offering and created the mobile app as a way to connect with current students, alumni, and to reach out to potential students as well.
The app, optimized for both iPhone and Android smartphones, offers campus photos, contact information, class offerings, and links to the school's social media pages. The college plans to upgrade its app with information on clubs and activities, post-graduate career opportunities, and alumni gatherings.
Appcatch was launched in June of 2012 and initially served as free app market for users of the DIY app builder appsbar.com before expanding to include all app developers who wish to see their apps in the world-wide distribution channel. By making appcatch open to all app developers and app lovers, the company has furthered its goal of truly democratizing the app building and app user experience.
If you are looking to enhance the power of your smartphone, load it with some apps from appcatch.com. Join now and start downloading your favorite apps or uploading the apps you've developed and immediately share them with your social networks. Do you have an app idea but not sure how to get it from the idea stage to completion? Use the free app builder at appsbar.com and upon completion your app will automatically be included in the dynamic new appcatch marketplace.