NJ School Hosts Educational App Night for Parents 

JP Case Middle School in Flemington, N.J., held its first ever App Night for parents and students last week. Part of the school’s open house for incoming seventh and eighth-grade students, App Night was run by the school’s Technology Council to give parents a sneak peek into the cutting-edge technology used in the classroom. Parents learned how mobile technology is integrated into the school day and how they can support their children within the mobile world. 

The school is a pioneer in how it embraces technology. Students can view course refreshers via YouTube videos posted by their teachers, follow their teachers on Twitter to get class assignments and collaborate via the school’s use of Google Docs. Additionally, Google Voice is used in world language classes to help students with pronunciation. Parents and students can also sync their calendars with their teachers so that class projects, assignments and field trips are automatically added to their personal calendars.

The school’s first ever App Night delved into the use of technology in the classroom to help with organization and productivity; world languages; social media; and basic skills and enrichment. Recommended apps for learning covered everything from global literacy apps to curriculum review tools and collaboration tools.

Video: Lending a Hand with Wireless Devices

 On April 25, Verizon Wireless made a significant donation of wireless devices and technology to The People’s Pantry, a food pantry and resource center in Toms River, NJ that has become a Hurricane Sandy resource center for community members looking for a helping hand. 

The ceremony was attended by nearly 60 community members, including Toms River Township Mayor, Thomas F. Kelaher, and volunteers from AmeriCorps and The Corporation for National and Community Service. See more at the video below

For information on the People’s Pantry or to donate, emaildonations@trschools.com

Earth Day With Verizon Wireless In Hoboken New Jersey

This year Verizon Wireless in the New York Metro region launched TAB, a consumer education program to encourage customers to Think Green, Act Green, And Be Green by going paperless with their billing, requesting e-receipts and recycling old cell phones through the Device Recycling Program or by donating old phones to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, which supports domestic violence survivors and their families.   

As part of the TAB community outreach program, Verizon Wireless is sponsoring a series of tree plantings throughout New York City and New Jersey. On April 22, Regional President Patrick Devlin and Hoboken Verizon Wireless Store employees joined local school children and representatives from the City of Hoboken for an Earth Day tree planting ceremony which was held in Church Square Park in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Verizon Wireless donated a cherry blossom tree to help green the park which had several trees destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.

Devlin also presented a $5,000 HopeLine grant to representatives from WomenRising. This non-profit organization has been in existence for 125 years and is empowering women and residents who are victims of domestic violence from Hoboken and throughout Hudson County. HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turns them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide. Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless has donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to partner agencies. To learn more about HopeLine and how you can help click here: http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/commitment/community_programs/hopeline/

NJ Department Of Children And Families Partners With Verizon’s Hopeline To Provide Wireless Phones To Victims Of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and providing support and services to the victims takes on many forms.The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is partnering with HopeLine from Verizon, a national cell phone recycling and re-use program that turns no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence.

For more information on the Hopeline program please click through.

Verizon Wireless Has Expanded The 4G LTE Network In The Northern New Jersey Area

Verizon Wireless has expanded its network coverage in the Northern New Jersey area by activating a cluster of 4G LTE cell sites across Essex, Morris and Somerville Counties. The network launches today and will be available to customers in the following cities and towns:

  • Chatham, New Jersey
  • East Hanover, New Jersey
  • Hanover, New Jersey
  • Madison, New Jersey
  • Morristown, New Jersey
  • Troy Hills, New Jersey

"The majority of our customers in the Northern New Jersey area now have access to the nation’s most advanced 4G LTE network and we’re excited to offer those faster speeds and the brand new line of devices to our customers in Essex, Morris and Somerville Counties. The new cell towers are placed in a key area where local businesses and consumers alike will benefit the most from our wireless services."

Five New Jersey Students Awarded Verizon Foundation Scholarships

As the fall semester begins at colleges and universities across the nation, five New Jersey students will have some help paying their bills for school.  They are among 675 students nationwide who have received scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year through Verizon’s scholarship program for the children and dependents of company employees.

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