[caption id="attachment_126420" align="alignleft" width="150"] Creating an app for his school district was simple and cost-effective, Young writes.[/caption]

We’ve all heard the news and seen the numbers. Mobile technology is everywhere, connecting billions of people through smart phones, apps, and tablets—and the industry is growing exponentially. The education sector is mirroring this trend, with tablets replacing textbooks and smart phones appearing in the backpacks of students as early as elementary school.

My school district, Judson ISD in San Antonio, is no exception. When we discovered that more than 10 percent of our website...

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