We’ve had teachers, students, professors and principals all creating Yapps to keep in touch with their communities. Today, we were highlighted by MiddleWeb contributor Michael Fisher as a tool educators can use to let kids “own the learning,” so we’ve decided to highlight a few of our Yappers who are keeping up with classes and communities with their awesome apps.
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The public safety department at Edgecome Community College in North Carolina put together a Yapp to keep the community informed about the EMS, Fire, Law, K9 and CPR training classes that the college offers. There is a detailed schedule of the classes, a news feed for instant updates and a gallery of previous classes, encouraging new students to sign up.
All the way from New South Wales, Australia, the Bogangar Public School put together a great Yapp for parents and for those looking at enrolling, including information on the school’s uniform shop and healthy canteen, bell times and school events, plus information on the city of Bogangar.
A professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, made an app for each of her library science courses for the semester. This one, for her Children’s Literature course, works like an interactive syllabus with a schedule of assignments, Twitter feed of extras, and a gallery showing each of the books the students will read. (If only it had an alarm clock that would make sure they were in class by 8 a.m….)