It’s a technological education program that challenges students and teachers to develop applications for smartphones or tablets, demonstrating them the potential of technology in the transformation of the world and their communities. With a project approach, students have the opportunity to experience the product’s development cycle.
Apps for Good is an international project based in London since 2010 and founded by Iris Lapinski by invitation of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Education, CDI Portugal and Apps for Good launched the pilot in Portugal in January 2015.
We provide pedagogical content divided into 5 modules that teachers can use in the classroom through an online platform. The content helps young people to build mobile apps and IoT (Internet of Things) products for the benefit of the community.
There is also a network of experts, volunteers who support and inspire students and teachers while allowing them to connect with the real world in the classroom. – experts and volunteers who support and inspire students and teachers, allowing them.
In Apps for Good, students work as a team to find social problems that are connected to their interests or areas in common. Throughout the school year, they go through the main aspects of the development of a product — from idea creation, technical viability and prototype, to product design, choosing the business model and marketing.
Apps for Good wants to develop a new generation of more confident and collaborative young people, who are prepared to act and make a difference. In Apps for Good, young people are not technology consumers, but technology makers.
We want to bring schools into life with a creative program where young people work effectively to solve everyday problems and teachers act as facilitators throughout the program, connecting students to experts to experience and gain real-life knowledge.
This is a new approach to the current teaching model, where young people learn in an environment of greater motivation and productivity.
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