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New Asset and Inventory Management Feature

New Asset and Inventory Management Feature

The App-Garden is excited to announce the release of new features within the Facility Tracker for Asset and Inventory Management. We continuously strive to meet the needs of our customers and understand that every school district is

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Practice Thankfulness

Practice Thankfulness

Any time during the year is a good time to thank your volunteers!  Volunteers are helping organizations achieve their mission and provide much-needed assistance to the organizations served.    More Americans than ever are

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Managing Your Facilities During COVID-19

Managing Your Facilities During COVID-19

Welcome to today’s version of the “new normal”! Tomorrow it may change. That is the current reality we all share…many things are unknown, and it can feel a little disconcerting. A couple of things to remember…we are all in this together (you

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Working From Home with Kids

Working From Home with Kids

The current global situation has pushed many workers into the uncharted territory of working from home. Whether this was a request from an employer, state-mandated order, or due to a child remote learning from home, working from home can be

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2020 New Year's Resolution: A Year of Helping Others

2020 New Year's Resolution: A Year of Helping Others

With the holidays comes the spirit of giving. All around the world people will volunteer their time to help those in need from cooking at their local soup kitchen, packing boxes for Toys for Tots, working with local churches or organizations

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Falling in love with the Volunteer Tracker will increase volunteer participation

The Volunteer Tracker is a cloud based volunteer management application that allows you to quickly and efficiently manage volunteers and scheduling and will help increase volunteer participation. Here are just a few ways that the Volunteer Tracker

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Falling In Love With The Virtual Online Substitute Training Application | software for school administrators

The Virtual Substitute Training Application is an online substitute training  program that allows you to quickly and efficiently train your substitute teachers. Here are just a few ways that the Virtual Substitute Training Application can help you

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Goodbye Summer, Hello New School Year!

Goodbye Summer, Hello New School Year!

  Simple Tips for Starting off a Great New School Year Every teacher experiences the same dilemma each year, “How am I going to make this new school year great?”. It’s been said a thousand times before but how will you turn those words in to

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Falling in Love With Travel Tracker Field Trip Software

The Travel Tracker is a cloud based field trip software that allows you to quickly and efficiently manage your travel request process. Here are just a few ways that the Travel Tracker Application can help you and your district!

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How to Avoid Post Holiday Chaos

How to Avoid Post Holiday Chaos

It’s the day after the holiday break and you’ve logged onto your computer for the first time in two weeks, and the dread kicks in. You know what is about to happen, suddenly you begin to hear the ping of email after email flooding in, the

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Encouraging the Younger Generation to Volunteer

Encouraging the Younger Generation to Volunteer

Many school districts focus on attracting volunteers from older generations, presumably because these individuals are usually retired. However, dismissing younger generations as potential volunteers may mean missed opportunities to increase

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App-Garden Opens Its Virtual Sub Training to the Public; No Longer Only for School Districts

App-Garden Opens Its Virtual Sub Training to the Public; No Longer Only for School Districts

App-Garden’s Virtual Sub Training has revolutionized the way school districts onboard and trains substitutes. The convenience and ease of completing Substitute Orientation and Effective Substitute Training allow districts and administrators

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Substitute Shortage in the U.S. and how training can help decrease it

Substitute Shortage in the U.S. and how training can help decrease it

Chances are if you’re working in K12 education, you’re already aware of the current substitute teacher shortage, but are you familiar with the why behind the shortage? And, more importantly, are you aware of proactive ways to prevent a

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App-Garden Adds Its Second Cloud-Based Solution in 30 Days - Travel Tracker - Routing Software

App-Garden Adds Its Second Cloud-Based Solution in 30 Days - Travel Tracker - Routing Software

Continuing its portfolio expansion, the App-Garden has added a powerful new product to its cloud-based solutions for K12 administrators: Travel Tracker for Routes. With Travel Tracker for Routes, administrators can easily plan, coordinate,

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Benefits Technology Brought to the Classroom

Benefits Technology Brought to the Classroom

There are ongoing debates about the impact of technology on today’s children. With adamant advocates on both sides, it is difficult to discern whether technology has a negative or positive influence on education and the classroom.

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Don’t Leave the Bill on the Table - Know Who’s Paying Before You Go

Don’t Leave the Bill on the Table - Know Who’s Paying Before You Go

Ask any teacher, administrator, or district manager and they will inevitably agree school trips cost money and can be a hassle. Often times, after a trip, teachers and schools are left scrambling to process invoices. Of course, App-Garden’s

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App-Garden Launches Its Newest Solution: Facility Tracker

App-Garden Launches Its Newest Solution: Facility Tracker

App-Garden, a leader in cloud-based solutions for K12 administration, announces the launch of its newest solution: Facility Tracker. The Facility Tracker is a cloud-based work order management system which allows school districts to track

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Well-Trained Substitutes Mean Higher Expectations and Quality - Substitute Teacher Training

Well-Trained Substitutes Mean Higher Expectations and Quality - Substitute Teacher Training

Think back to a day when you arrived at school to find your usual teacher was out sick and a substitute was present instead. What was your initial reaction? How did you view the substitute? Many students, then and now, view substitute

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Consistency is Key in Substitute Training

Consistency is Key in Substitute Training

Consistency is key, or so the saying goes, but what is at the heart of this quip? Is consistency really the key, and if so, how does consistency contribute to substitute training? Research shows, in multiple disciplines and industries,

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Four Reasons Tracking Volunteer Time = Value

Four Reasons Tracking Volunteer Time = Value

Allocating already stretched school resources to calculate volunteer time is often a low priority. However, volunteer time, although unpaid, is a valuable metric to have, and leverage. Here, at App-Garden, we have identified four of the top

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Increase Volunteer Participation with App-Garden’s Volunteer Tracker

Increase Volunteer Participation with App-Garden’s Volunteer Tracker

With shrinking budgets year over year, volunteers remain the life force for so many school districts to support a variety of school programs. Organizing volunteers and drumming up participation, however, can sometimes seem overwhelming for

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Importance of Substitute Teachers Receiving Training

Importance of Substitute Teachers Receiving Training

With students being led by substitute teachers for 5-8% of the year, quality substitute teacher training is essential to preserving the learning environment for students. (Stapczuk, 1994). Gone are the days when substitutes were babysitters

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Untapped Volunteer Pools: Where To Find Volunteers in a Dual-Income Society

Untapped Volunteer Pools: Where To Find Volunteers in a Dual-Income Society

Even as early as 1993, the rise of dual-income households was being correlated with the decline of volunteerism in local school districts. The initial studies focused primarily on the lack of working-aged women volunteering due to increased

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