The mobile app platform that we have can fit a multitude of roles. One thing that people may not consider is using an app for is teaching. Teaching is a very broad field from the K-12 level to adults.
Looking first at the actual field of education, a proliferation of apps are slowly being created. However, these apps are no different than the school’s overall website. A fair question is merely this, what is the educational value provided?
High level information that does nothing to directly benefit the children. This platform is different since elementary level parents can have an inside look to see what is going on inside the classroom. The secondary level teacher can flip their lessons and take advantage of the internet and student mobile devices.
Outside the educational field, the mobile app can be used in a variety of ways to teach someone how to get basics for acquiring a new skill. I will use the filed of home fire prevention as the common example here. Here are some things that a local fire department could demonstrate/remind the population served:
- Change batteries via push notifications when daylight savings
- How to put out a grease fire
- How to use a fire extinguisher
- Contact the fire department
- Calendars for integrating meetings of various types
- Form integration to perform a skill assessment for perspective volunteers
- Virtual tours
- Car seat safety
- Burn ban enacted/lifted
- Scheduling classes such as CPR
This is just one organization that can make an app that’s educational and teaches the people various things that they may not be aware of. Not only will you gain visibility but this fire department can continuously serve the community in a new capacity by just shooting video once and adding it electronically. There are a variety of organizations both for and non-profit that can benefit. All that you need to do select one and engage.
There are not many apps such as this in existence. One could quickly be a trendsetter. The first step is joining the Mobile App Maker Pro Membership area to start building apps such as these today.