Students' App-titude Can Pay Off in Verizon Challenge

Students' App-titude Can Pay Off in Verizon Challenge

Middle and high school students can learn how to build a mobile app, bring it to market, and retain the profit themselves in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, in partnership with Technology Student Association. Eight school teams will win a $20,000 gr
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 2:45pm

CAMPAIGN: Education

CONTENT: Press Release

November 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - It’s a common scene: Teens tapping and swiping on their cell phone or tablet. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” Internet users, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project’s “Teens and Technology 2013” report. Moreover, one in three middle school students use mobile devices to complete their homework. Yet few are using these mobile devices in the classroom, according to a study conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU) and commissioned by the Verizon Foundation.

In spite of this disparity, middle and high school students are devising some novel ideas to bring to the mobile application marketplace. For the second consecutive year, the Verizon Foundation is partnering with the Technology Student Association (TSA), Samsung and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab to engage students across the country to conceptualize a viable mobile app...


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CATEGORY: Education