The other day, my wife dropped off our daughter at a playdate. I was the one in charge of picking her up. “Do you know where they live?” Anne Elizabeth asked me. “I think so,” I said [bluffing]. “Pretty sure, anyway.” “Okay,” Anne said. “Text me if you need to.” Of course, when it came time to pick up my daughter, I realized I had no clue whatsoever where her… read more →
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.
In last month’s post, I talked about your role in developing life-long learners of your staff through professional development experiences. This is a bit of an extension of that previous post with some specific suggestions for professional development resources to enhance your work with young children and their families. Early Childhood teachers are notorious for being able to stretch a dollar! Following are some excellent sources for FREE and inexpensive… read more →
Last week I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of Conscious Discipline, deliver the keynote address at the NCaeyc Annual Conference. As I reflect on that time, I realize how lucky I am to have had the opportunity to hear her speak multiple times over the past 15+ years. I am a lifelong learner, so I love to fulfill my professional development requirements and as an early childhood… read more →
A new school year is upon us! Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is a new set of students. But that also brings (for better or worse) a new set of parents aka volunteers. Getting parents involved from the beginning is the first step towards a great year together! Here are some of my thoughts on how you can do that.