The CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University has developed an app that is enabling area preschoolers to digitally share their days with loved ones at home.
Several school districts in the Ohio Valley recently welcomed a new app that allows students to connect with their families throughout the day. The “Message from Me” app fosters an excitement for education and builds a stronger connection between home and school.
So computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Create Lab partnered with early childhood advocates at Trying Together to adapt existing classroom technologies to enable children to better communicate with their parents about what they did at school.
From hands-on circuitry projects for kindergartners to “maker spaces” inside local museums, this former steel town has quietly emerged as a national model for supporting fresh approaches to technology-infused education, especially for young children.