Mobicip.com Develops One of the First Apps for a Public School District

MOBICIPNEWS on December 14, 2010

Thousand Oaks, CA - Mobicip.com, the leading Internet safety and parental control service for mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, created a custom school district mobile application for Comal Independent School District (Comal ISD) in New Braunfels, TX. The app is now available to download from the iTunes store. This public school district app helps educators share information in a fast and easy way.  By downloading the application you can see the latest school district news, view phone numbers from every school in the district and dial them with the touch of a button, access important parent information such as breakfast and lunch menus and student handbooks, keep up to date with the results of some of the district’s sporting events and stay informed of all the important events through the district calendar.

“We want to keep parents, students and the community informed,” said Sandra Shelton, executive director of technology. “We continuously strive to make things more convenient, and this not only accomplishes that goal but it keeps up with our fast-paced technological world.” Comal ISD is one of the first districts in the country to have its own mobile application.  Comal ISD was able to offer to the app through a partnership with Mobicip.com.

Comal ISD first partnered with Mobicip for the Comal ISD Middle School English Language Learner iPod Project which is a 1:1 learning program using the Apple iPod Touch for its special education English language learners. The project is one of the first of its kind in the country in which ESL middle school students district-wide receive iPod Touch portable media players to use in both the classroom and at home. Comal ISD decided to deploy Mobicip’s Safe Browser app as the window to the Internet on the iPod Touch. The Safe Browser app offers a safe, secure and educational Internet environment for school-age children. “Mobicip fills a critical need for us. Students still have access to the Internet on any Wi-Fi network and teachers and parents can feel confident that they are not accessing inappropriate sites”, says Jennifer Wivagg, technology coordinator at Comal ISD.

Comal Independent School District teacher, Ann Jeanette Patton, shares: “Had we not had a restricted internet service like Mobicip, I wouldn’t have allowed them (the mobile devices) in the room as a tool, because of the monitoring that would have had to have occurred and plus they couldn’t have taken them (iPod's) home. So, I very much (sic) strongly affirm that Mobicip is an integral part of this process."

To download the Comal ISD app, simply go to the iTunes store through your iOS device or computer and search “Comal” or click here.

About Mobicip’s Web Filtering and Dynamic Parental Control Software
Mobicip is the most popular Internet filtering solution available on the App Store. The best-selling Mobicip Safe Browser app has been consistently rated among top paid apps, downloaded and used by tens of thousands of parents and several K-12 schools and school districts in the US, and was recently recognized by the 2010 Parents’ Choice Awards as a Top Mobile App. In addition to enabling online learning by supporting iOS-based devices, Mobicip partners with schools like Comal ISD to create custom app solutions that further enable online learning.  Learn more at www.Mobicip.com.