Apps for Good, the free education programme dedicated to closing the digital skills gap, has announced 18 teams of students as finalists in the Apps for Good Awards, to be held on 18 June at the Barbican in London.
The national Apps for Good Awards celebrate the next generation of problem solvers and digital-makers, young people who are creating apps to change their world for good. The 18 finalist teams, made up of students aged 12-19, will now compete in one of six thematic categories for the chance to work with experts and see their apps come to life.
Schools across the country could be in with a chance of winning year’s free site licence for Petra’s Planet Share, the tablet-friendly, cloud-based platform designed to help teach children how to become digitally responsible citizens.
Expert education practitioners are being invited to share their experiences at the Education Show 2015, the leading trade event for educators worldwide.
A number of talented students chosen as winners in the national Apps for Good Awards 2014 by business leaders are set to launch their apps onto the market next week.
It is not even 10 o’clock and already there are swathes of educators making the short walk from Customs House DLR Station to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre to see the developments and innovations on display at this year’s Bett. As the gates open, I head on over to my first stand of the day to see what Learnpad have got up their sleeves.
I defy any teacher to go to a Teachmeet and not leave with a springier step and a more cheerful heart. Even if none of the presentations actually addressed one of your immediate classroom needs, just knowing that you are in a community of like-minded souls who are happy to get together and share ideas and advice reassures the educator and raises the spirit.