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Compassion Driven Innovation

How can you use that heartbreak to create an app that matters to our world?

What breaks your heart?

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Help someone you know or yourself to erase the scars of self-harming.

Voting Begins for the Top 5 Finalists!

These teams will advance to the live finals on May 10 at 3:45pm.

FINAL VOTING IS OPEN - this is 10% of their final Score. 

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Band together to end the world's problems.

No Excuse For Abuse

The app has videos and photos about animal cruelty for information on how to make it come to a stop

Stop Sex Trafficking

We strive to bring justice to the broken and oppressed and to break the chains of slavery.


Suicide Prevention

Our purpose is to prevent as many fatalities dealing with suicide as possible.

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As a young teacher, Angela Maiers had an epiphany: people need to matter. They need to be noticed, valued, and honored. Significance is even more important than success. Ever since, the “You Matter” message has been changing hearts, minds, and lives. Choose2Matter is a universal movement that was created in response to this breathtaking reaction. It is a call to action that invites people to make “mattering” a way of life. When people to accept that they matter and that their actions count, lives and learning change, and the world changes.

MAD-Learn (MAD stands for Mobile Application Development) is a curriculum program for students who are interested in learning about the fundamentals of mobile app design and development. Developed by Crescerance co-founder and CEO Alefiya Bhatia, the goal of MAD-learn is to inspire student creativity and entrepreneurship by creating a movement that encourages Student Designed Apps in industry, as opposed to those that were designed by for profit institutions.

Vicki Davis, a full time teacher and IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia has a mission to help teachers become better educators. Her passion is to help teachers reach every student and shine a light on best practices through her Cool Cat Teacher Blog. She hosts the popular internet radio show “Every Classroom Matters,” which shares the journey of educators with each other to inspire and inform. She has created more than 20 global collaborative projects connecting students from more than 20 countries including the Flat Classroom Project (ISTE Online Learning Award 2006).

Project Aims

  • To use compassion driven innovation & collaborative teamwork to develop an app that matters to the world
  • To facilitate collaborative social entrepreneurial teams using leading computer science technology to create apps that tackle important problems to the students
  • To develop a network of supporters and investors to help fund & develop student apps and take them to market.

  • To document & demonstrate the next generation of global collaboration harnessing the power of collaborative technology, social media, and emerging partnerships of organizations wanting to help students pursue their passions and become excellent collaborators in the world today.
  • To create a duplicable model of quad-engineering where four classrooms work together to solve important global problems and release that model as an open education resource (OER) for teachers around the world to use and adapt.
  • To ensure that students are not just consumers of technology, but also creators of it

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Angela Maiers MAD About Mattering Keynote




The Alpha Group is underway, but we'd love you to join us in the Fall! Let's go ahead and get started on your MAD-learn account so you'll be ready to dive in! Not a current MAD-learn Customer? Sign up to learn more about how to join MAD-learn and take your first step towards making Apps that Matter!

Project Legacy

Quad App Development  - Students from 4 different classrooms across the globe will come together as a team to participate in a collaborative app development, co-creation, competition, and celebration for participation in a larger global project in the future 

Student Legacy

Learning Legacy

  • Blog Posts
  • Mobile App and Ancillary Materials 
  • App Trailers
  • Portfolios
  • Student Summit