Verizon and their Education Empowerment Program, with the help of the Paterson Public School and the Board of Education of Paterson, selected 20 students to compete in a competition to develop a new marketing plan for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Partnering with Samsung and SOTI, the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance as a part of the John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, NJ presented 20 students with Galaxy Tab 2 devices to help them with their marketing plans which will involve creating a plan and a video showcasing the very device that they will be using.
The program will focus on mobile learning and using technology in the everyday life to prepare them for higher education as well as the workforce. The goal is to have the program prepare the students for college and career success. Verizon will be providing the 20 students with free service during their 4 months with the devices and of course prizes for the best marketing plan. June 2013 is when the program will commence. The students, Verizon and a panel of judges will choose just 3 finalist of the 20 students. Voting will be online and open to the public to determine first, second, and third place winners.
Verizon has previously worked with other schools in Boston, MA and Newark, NJ.
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Verizon Wireless announced last week that it’s offering its educational empowerment program at two Boston Public Schools in partnership with Samsung. First introduced locally in 2012 at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, the Verizon Wireless Education Empowerment Program is being offered again at O’Bryant and has also expanded to include Boston Green Academy. The curriculum focuses on mobile learning, teaching students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom, preparing them for entering higher education or the workforce.
The program’s signature component is its student application development competition. Ten teams of three students, all selected by the schools’ administration, will work to develop unique app concepts and create marketing plans. Students will attend workshops facilitated by Verizon Wireless team members, covering topics relevant to high school seniors, such as creating resumes and sharpening job interview skills. At the end of the project in May, teams will present their app concepts and marketing plans.
A panel of judges from Verizon Wireless will select the top three finalists of the four-month project and a public online vote will determine first and second place winners. Each member of the winning team will receive a $5,000 scholarship, a new Samsung tablet and Verizon Wireless summer internship opportunities. Each member of the second and third place teams will receive a Samsung tablet.
In schools across the country, the power of mobile technology in the classroom can open a world of learning opportunity, strengthen teacher effectiveness, improve test scores and provide a rich learning environment.
Today, with the help of Samsung, SOTI, through Verizon’s education empowerment program, students at Havre de Grace High School in Harford County, Maryland, will participate in biweekly education and training programs designed to empower and prepare them for college and careers.
Twenty students, selected by the school, will participate in a cutting-edge, real-world learning lab led by Verizon Wireless executive teams. Using 4G LTE tablets, they will take part in an app development program and marketing plan competition that includes creating a 30-second commercial for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. They also will learn the six Ps of marketing (people, product, pricing, placement, promotion and PR) and attend workshops covering a wide range of topics relevant to high school students, including creating resumes, job interview skills, managing personal finances, and social media safety, all while using mobile technology to spark innovation, new ideas and solutions.
At the end of the project term in May, students will present the marketing plans to a panel with the top three finalists receiving a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the first-place winner receiving $5,000 in awards, along with a summer internship at Verizon Wireless.
According to the online health care education portal AlliedHealthWorld.com, there are currently about 40,000 mobile health apps available for tablets and smartphones, and over 500 health projects worldwide that have a mobile emphasis. Diet, exercise, sleep and blood pressure are just a few of the many areas covered
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As the popularity of tablets for education grows, parents and teachers are embracing technology’s role in toddlers’ development. When loaded with e-books, games and educational programming, the tablet becomes a great learning tool for young children.
For example, parents can stream educational television shows and movies from just about anywhere using apps like viewdini, a video portal that streamlines access to videos from a wide range of content providers.
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Verizon Wireless is celebrating Black History Month with education, positivity and prizes. Verizon Wireless, provider of America’s 4G LTE network, has initiated “A Day in the Life of a History Maker” for high school students. The program is in partnership with UNCF, Get Schooled and Teacher Planet.
Students who want to participate in the program are asked to submit a 500-word essay by March 31 to www.verizoninsider.com/blackhistory explaining how they plan to make history.