2013 MECA is over…or is it


2013-02-05_07-43-29_557Well today was the third and final day of the 2013 MECA state conference.   As always, I had a great time networking with so many educators in Mississippi.  And as always, I enjoyed having a great group of learners in my session. Thanks to all who took time to come to the session today on How to Create An App.  Had a full house, and then some.

Today was the third of three hands-on session I did at MECA.  They all work hand on glove with each other.  Building an app via Appsbar is quick and simple and gives you plenty of flexibility to create something special for your school.  And, you can create multiple apps from the same account, and update them on the fly.

One of the really cool things that happened in the session today came when we started talking about how you can include Cel.ly text messaging information in the app.  As you may recall, I did a session on Creating Your Own SMS Text Messaging System previously at MECA.  However, today I had Jennifer from Sacred Heart School in Hattiesburg jump in during the session and me.  She mentioned she had been at a presentation I did in October, and had learned about Cel.ly there.  She had since created a cell for use with her FBLA chapter, and then was asked by her school to help them create a school wide alert cell in the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, CT.  It is always great to learn of adopters of technology, and hear their success stories.

At the end of the day, we had everyone in the session create a basic app that they published and are awaiting review and publication at Appcatch.  I am looking forward to seeing the final results.

So as MECA ends, or actually moves into the post conference time, I am anxiously awaiting to hear about the different text messaging systems created by everyone, reading the newspapers they are creating with Paper.li, and following them on the apps they are creating for their schools and student organizations.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please add them here.  I enjoy learning from you as well as sharing with you.

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