Evolution of Technology in Schools

From computer labs to the mobile learning lab.

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Today’s students experience school in a very different way than their parents did. Moms and dads might remember using word processors to type assignments, but now their own children are coming home talking about how cool the math game was that they played on their tablet at school.  READ MORE…

Apps to Make Moving Easier for Recent Grads
College graduation time is almost here and that can mean an upcoming move to begin your career is approaching. There are three concerns when adjusting to a new city: navigating unfamiliar roads, managing expenses and meeting new people. Here are a few mobile apps that will help make the transition easier.       
There is nothing worse than getting lost in a new city; especially if you have an appointment or meeting. To find your way through busy streets, VZ Navigator’s simplified search allows you to speak or type your destination into the mobile device. The app also provides traffic routing alerts to make sure you’re not late. If you’re a young adult transitioning into a new lifestyle check out the rest of Verizon’s suggested apps by clicking through.

Apps to Make Moving Easier for Recent Grads

College graduation time is almost here and that can mean an upcoming move to begin your career is approaching. There are three concerns when adjusting to a new city: navigating unfamiliar roads, managing expenses and meeting new people. Here are a few mobile apps that will help make the transition easier.       

There is nothing worse than getting lost in a new city; especially if you have an appointment or meeting. To find your way through busy streets, VZ Navigator’s simplified search allows you to speak or type your destination into the mobile device. The app also provides traffic routing alerts to make sure you’re not late. If you’re a young adult transitioning into a new lifestyle check out the rest of Verizon’s suggested apps by clicking through.

Verizon Wireless Announces Educational Empowerment Program With Local Boston High Schools

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.

Students in Lynn, Massachusetts Take Learning Out of the Classroom with Verizon Wireless

 

Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Learning Lab, a traveling classroom, transports college mentors to local high schools, such as Lynn Classical High School in Lynn, Massachusetts, to help students with college essays and SAT prep through the use of tablets and smartphones in order to improve academic achievement. 

 

 

Educational Empowerment Program Kicks Off at McCaskey High School Campus in Lancaster, PA 
Verizon Wireless, in conjunction with Samsung, kicked off its educational empowerment program at the School District of Lancaster in Lancaster, Pa. The program focuses on mobile learning and informs a select group of 36 students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom to assist in learning and preparing for entering higher education or the workforce.

Since the educational empowerment program was created by VZW in 2011, it has been implemented in 15 high schools in the northeastern United States. VZW selected J.P. McCaskey High School and McCaskey East High School in Lancaster to be the first high schools in Pennsylvania to execute the program, largely based on its progressive and diverse student body.

The program’s signature component is its student app competition, which will have 12 teams of three working to develop unique app concepts, and creating marketing plans and commercials around them, using new 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tablets. Throughout the project, which runs through April, students will attend bi-weekly workshops conducted by VZW team members covering topics such as resume writing, job interview skills, and social media fundamentals.

At the end of the project term, teams will present their app concepts and marketing plans. A panel of judges from VZW will select three finalists and a public online vote will determine first and second place winners. The members of the winning team will receive $2,000 scholarships, new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablets and VZW summer internships. Each member of the second place team will also receive a Samsung tablet. Winners will be named at the McCaskey High School Awards Program May 1.
The program fulfills Verizon’s goals of teaching students about technology, opens them to experiences they wouldn’t ordinarily have, and drives home the importance of continuing their education while fostering creativity and collaboration. In the upcoming weeks, the program will launch in schools in Syracuse, N.Y.; Havre de Grace, Md.; Newark, N.J.; Patterson, N.J.; and Boston.

Educational Empowerment Program Kicks Off at McCaskey High School Campus in Lancaster, PA 

Verizon Wireless, in conjunction with Samsung, kicked off its educational empowerment program at the School District of Lancaster in Lancaster, Pa. The program focuses on mobile learning and informs a select group of 36 students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom to assist in learning and preparing for entering higher education or the workforce.

Since the educational empowerment program was created by VZW in 2011, it has been implemented in 15 high schools in the northeastern United States. VZW selected J.P. McCaskey High School and McCaskey East High School in Lancaster to be the first high schools in Pennsylvania to execute the program, largely based on its progressive and diverse student body.

The program’s signature component is its student app competition, which will have 12 teams of three working to develop unique app concepts, and creating marketing plans and commercials around them, using new 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tablets. Throughout the project, which runs through April, students will attend bi-weekly workshops conducted by VZW team members covering topics such as resume writing, job interview skills, and social media fundamentals.

At the end of the project term, teams will present their app concepts and marketing plans. A panel of judges from VZW will select three finalists and a public online vote will determine first and second place winners. The members of the winning team will receive $2,000 scholarships, new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablets and VZW summer internships. Each member of the second place team will also receive a Samsung tablet. Winners will be named at the McCaskey High School Awards Program May 1.

The program fulfills Verizon’s goals of teaching students about technology, opens them to experiences they wouldn’t ordinarily have, and drives home the importance of continuing their education while fostering creativity and collaboration. In the upcoming weeks, the program will launch in schools in Syracuse, N.Y.; Havre de Grace, Md.; Newark, N.J.; Patterson, N.J.; and Boston.

66 Percent Of College Students Believe Tablets Help Them Study More Efficiently

OnlineUniversities.com created an infographic called “Teaching with Tablets” that looks at the technology adoption among high school and college students. With no surprise, ninety percent of college students and high school seniors believe tablets are valuable for both educational and personal purposes.   

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Verizon Celebrates Black History Month

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.