Here at Apps for Good we are incredibly proud that Scotland has become our second largest geographical hub in the UK.The Apps for Good course is now being delivered in over 10% of all Scottish Secondary schools – from Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, all the way to the Orkney Islands and the furthest reaches of the Highlands. To help support our Scottish network of schools, we are growing our community of Scottish Experts.
While some of our Scottish schools are found in the most remote parts of the UK, this hasn’t stopped them from being among of our most committed. One example in the Scottish Highlands is Wick High School, which has been delivering Apps for Good since 2012. In that first year, educator Chris Aitken (who himself has been awarded both Apps for Good Educator of the Year and Ninja Educator of the Year, and was a TalkTalk Digital Hero in 2014) supported an incredible four teams as finalists in the Apps for Good Awards. Two of Chris Aitkin’s teams went on to win in their categories: Cattle Manager – which helps farmers manage their cattle – and Dog Log. The following year, Wick again reached the Apps for Good Awards, with Chore Attack winning in its category and recently launched on the market at the Apps for Good App Launch on 5 February.
To help support Wick High and other Scottish schools taking our course, we want to have a bigger Expert community available on their doorstep! Not sure what being an Apps for Good Expert entails? It’s all very simple. Apps for Good Experts work with our students in one hour sessions (in person or online), sharing their skills and knowledge with our enthusiastic student teams as they develop their app ideas.
To find out just how much value Experts bring to the Apps for Good classroom, check out the video below to hear Chris Aitken from Wick High talk about his experiences of holding Expert sessions.
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