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Tuesday, November 10 • 2:35pm - 3:45pm
APPS FOR GOOD - Socially Responsible App Development in K-12 Curriculum

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Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI was one of a handful of NCSSS (National Consortium of Secondary STEM) Schools that piloted the APPS FOR GOOD curriculum from the UK in the Spring of 2015.  In the course, students work together as teams to find real issues they care about and learn to build a mobile, web or social app to solve them. Like professional entrepreneurs, students go through all key aspects of new product development, from idea generation, technical feasibility and programming to product design, deciding on business models and marketing. We will present our pilot program and talk about the successes and challenges of the pilot, including examples of new app designs developed by Mass Academy juniors.  We will highlight our end of the year APPS FAIR as the culminating event of the presentation, including demonstrations of student apps.


Michael Barney

Director, Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI

Angela Taricco

Computer Science Teacher, Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI

Tuesday November 10, 2015 2:35pm - 3:45pm EST
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