SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Old Bridge Township Public School District announced a partnership with Notebowl, a technology company founded by an Old Bridge High School graduate.
Notebowl is a social learning platform, offering students the opportunity to improve engagement, grade performance, and retention.
"Notebowl represents an engaging social media-like learning platform which after evaluating it, we felt was ideal to use within our credit recovery and ultimately adult high school, which has been proposed for the 2018-2019 school year," said J. Scott Cascone, executive director of academics. "Those programs offer a hybrid learning environment of both seat time and distance learning; thus, a digital platform was a perfect match. The fact that Notebowl is the brain child of an Old Bridge alum is, of course, a source of great pride for our district."
Andrew Chaifetz, who graduated from Old Bridge High School in 2010, started the company while a student at the University of Arizona, where he was frustrated with the technology he was using in his classes. In his dorm room, Chaifetz came up with the idea for Notebowl, which was to bring a "Facebook of school" to life.
"Notebowl has the potential to forever revolutionize the way in which learners interact with academic institutions," said Schools Superintendent David Cittadino. "We are proud to support Andrew's endeavor in the development and marketing of the Notebowl student learning system. Furthermore, Old Bridge is ecstatic in knowing the roots of his passion in information technology were planted with our school system."
Notebowl's key features include the ability to communicate in Facebook-like news feeds with classrooms online. It boasts an easy-to-use interface, assignment management, and parent access to check student performance.
"It's special to come back to Old Bridge and help my hometown with a technology we created to help the world," said Chaifetz. "I'm proud to have grown up here and get the amazing opportunity to work with incredibly innovative administrators looking to help students here at Old Bridge. It's exciting to showcase to the world how Old Bridge can impact student engagement and create more value for students for the education they are receiving."
To learn more, visit notebowl.com.
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