Thursday, February 14, 2013
Those who responded to an online survey this month indicated a mobile app will be useful.
The Stevenson High School community will soon be able to access school news and services through a mobile app. The school entered a three-year contract Feb. 7 with Blackboard Mobile, which will develop the app. Stevenson spokesman Jim Conrey said the school hopes to launch the app by the start of the 2013-14 school year. Stevenson entered the contract midway through a survey process this month that asked the school’s stakeholders to weigh in on whether they would use a mobile app and what functions they would like it to include. Survey results, which Stevenson released Wednesday, showed that 227 of the 243 respondents said they would use a mobile app. The majority of participants said they were either “highly likely” or “likely” to use the…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The high school is asking parents and students to take a short survey.
Should Stevenson High School develop its own mobile app? The school is trying to gauge community interest in the technology, which could allow another avenue for reporting absences, reviewing grades, contacting staff members and receiving school news. Stevenson parents, teachers and staff members are asked to complete a short online survey to express their level of interest in such an app for iPhone and Android users. The survey will be available online (take it here) through Feb. 12.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Free app will soon be available to iPhone and Android users.
Buffalo Grove is teaming with other governing agencies to launch a comprehensive mobile app in 2013. The app, which will be available at no cost to iPhone and Android users, will offer news feeds from the village as well as other local bodies, including the Buffalo Grove Park District, school districts 96 and 102, Stevenson High School, Buffalo Grove High School, Indian Trails Public Library, Vernon Area Public Library and Vernon Township. App users will be able to receive updates from those organizations and contact them directly with questions and concerns. A photo feature, for example, will allow users to snap a photo of a burned out street light and send it directly to the village, which will receive the GPS coordinates of the photo, …