I had an email the other day about the Verizon app challenge. It looks interesting and I may have some students enter this year. The fact that coding IS NOT required opens the door to a lot more students. Anyone else using this with their students?
What is the app challenge?
The app challenge, part of Verizon Innovative Learning, is a nationwide contest in which middle and high school students are challenged to develop concepts for mobile apps that solve a problem in their community. It’s a unique, hands-on activity that teaches collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and entrepreneurship, as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills and coding. It builds on students’ excitement about technology and aims to equip them with skills they need to succeed in the jobs of the future.
Design real mobile apps and your students could win $20,000 for your school. Absolutely no coding required.
Gather your team of students to put their problem-solving skills to the test and come up with a great app concept that helps meet a need in your school.
The app challenge, part of Verizon Innovative Learning, promotes:
— Builds character,
— Teaches critical thinking.
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