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New app helps teachers keep TABS on student behavior and safety

TABS app helps teachers keep track of their students
TABS app helps teachers keep track of their students

Stateside’s conversation with Matt Ridenour, co-creator of TABS phone app

TABS app helps teachers keep track of their students
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TABS app helps teachers keep track of their students

Tracking a student's behavior is a big part of a teacher's job.

Two Michigan teachers developed a new app to make that job a little bit easier.

It's called TABS, Tracking Appropriate Behaviors System.

Along with tracking a student's behavior, it can also be used as a digital hall pass, and assist administrators, teachers, and students during a school lockdown.

Matt Ridenour, a band director in the Crestwood School District in Dearborn Heights and co-creator of TABS, spoke with Stateside about the technology. 

Listen above to hear how TABS is trying to make the classroom more convenient for teachers, and how schools can use the program to help them with their own unique challenges. 

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