When Apps for Good launched in 2010, we had fewer than 50 students in two centres and a team of five. For the 2013/14 academic year, we have 20,000 students and a team of 15. That is a 40,000% increase in our student numbers in three years. We are not just growing – we’re in hypergrowth.
It's an exciting time for e-connect, because we are now promoting our project! As all the students have returned,we are now marketing the project far and wide to local schools, colleges and education providers. We have sent out packs (full of brochures and business cards) for students so they can find out about e-connect, to explore and discover the many videos we have.
The Transformation Trust works with 800 state secondary schools in the areas of highest deprivation in the UK.
Chances to access high-quality work placements, internships and mentoring can have a dramatic impact on the disadvantaged young people attending these schools: with many of their intake qualifying for free school meals, such placements can massively raise aspirations and understanding of the world of work.
‘Wikid’ is a simple idea with huge pedagogical potential.
Engaging users Although Wikipedia is the largest and most used knowledge base on the planet, and, with 365M users, is the world’s sixth most popular website, it is essentially a flat knowledge experience. That is, from an educator’s point of view it lacks any active learning components or assessment tools.
Street! will be launched at The Queens Hotel, Cheltenham on 11 October 2013 as part of the Cheltenham Literary Festival (4 - 13 October 2013).
The launch will preview some of our stories, showcase the IBM Reading Companion software and provide an opportunity for people to meet the writers (John Townsend & Philippa Bateman) and the artist (Tim Quinn, Marvel Comics).
Stay posted for more details on the launch of Street!
This series of webinars brings together initiatives, experiences, academic understanding and practitioner expertise in the field of digital making. It is supported by Nominet Trust in collaboration with the MacArthur funded Make-to-Learn project.
The events aim to develop resources and conversations that are explicitly international and bring together expertise and experience from the US and the UK.
Over 30% of children under the age of 13 say they have a facebook profile. We know from talking to teachers and children this number is much higher. Schools are increasingly having to deal with issues which begin online, within social networking sites. The traditional approach of locking down access to the internet no longer works as children increasingly access the internet via mobile devices and in unmoderated enviroments.
The Winchester Project launches an anti-poverty initiative in the London Borough of Camden - creating a suite of digital resources to enable professional service providers to better support children and young people