We’re looking for a new home page photo here at MemberHub, and we need your help! While our current home page image is colorful (click here to see), it doesn’t quite capture the sense of community that we’re all about. We’d much rather feature a photo from one of the schools in our MemberHub family. Which is why we’re pleased to announce the 2014 MemberHub Photo Contest! Grand prize: Your… read more →
We have a New Year’s present for MemberHub users with iPhones. A completely redesigned version of the MemberHub iPhone app is now available in the Apple App Store. Version 2.0 is a complete re-design of the iPhone app. It’s an initial release towards a more full-featured iOS app to allow people with a private MemberHub site to communicate within their group hubs and much more.
Update 12/12/13: I added slideshow of pictures at the end of the post: Monday morning I went over to my daughter’s elementary school, JY Joyner and I had the pleasure of helping introduce computer science to a classroom of bright-eyed 1st graders. We had the 1st graders use the Kodable app and it was awesome! I was so encouraged by the kids willingness to try something new and I truly… read more →
How important do you think it is for the United States to have plenty of computer programmers? Pretty important, right? Just think about how much technology you’re surrounded by every single minute of your life. Our use of technology and software is obviously only going to grow. This is why we believe it’s crucial to teach our children to code. One way we can all easily do that is to… read more →
A very common question that we get from MemberHub users is around sending messages to only select people (rather than the entire group). With a new enhancement to Discussions, we’ve made it much easier to send messages to select group of people inside a hub. Users can now start a threaded Discussion with sub group of people inside a hub with ease.
If you’re in the early childhood education field you probably know that there is an ever-increasing amount of networks and online sources for ECE professionals to get the latest news and resources. I’ve personally gotten to know quite a few experts in the ECE field and can recognize when there’s good content that needs to be shared. So we’ve decided to start a monthly newsletter geared specifically to helping Early… read more →
One of the challenges that organizations have experienced with MemberHub is the ability to communicate at multiple levels within their organization. For example, many of you have created an organization-wide hub, but you’ve always had to remember to add new people to that hub along with any other groups they need to collaborate with. A new feature in MemberHub called Hub Trees is designed to help our customers communicate more… read more →
Is preschool a worthwhile investment for our country? This will certainly be a hotly debated topic over the coming years in light of Obama’s Preschool for Every Child initiative. The folks at Education News have put together a nice infographic (scroll to end of post) that supports the case for preschool.
Underwood Elementary, a GT Magnet Elementary School in Wake County, NC has been using MemberHub for the past year. They launched the use of the service over the summer of 2012 with the goal of strengthening communication among teachers and parents at the school. I recently spoke with Andrea Trowell, the Media and Technology Specialist at Underwood and we discussed the schools growing passion for MemberHub. Andrea sent out a… read more →
Sending text messages has been an integral feature in MemberHub from the very beginning. Calendar event reminders can be sent via text message, but the primary way administrators send text messages is through MemberHub’s Announcements feature. We’ve made a change to Announcements that we anticipate will be well received! Essentially, we have removed the 160-character limit that was placed on new Announcements.