What’s new from Apps for Good in 2015/16

What’s new from Apps for Good in 2015/16

We love hearing from our educators about what is and isn’t working in the classroom. We take this feedback on board to improve our course year on year. Here’s some of what to expect from Apps for Good in 2015/16:

  1. Mini Course: 10-12 hour Apps for Good course. The most exciting development for 2015/16 is the introduction of our Mini Course, which is grounded in the same pedagogy as our full course but provides more structured sessions that can be delivered in 10-12 hours. It’s a great option for those who have less class time available or want to teach Apps for Good as a club. Find out more about the Mini Course here and see a comparison of the Mini Course and Full Course Framework here.
  2. Improved technical content. We’re updating and expanding our list of recommended prototyping tools and providing more guidance on how to use them in the classroom. We’ll also be enhancing our technical tiers to include more programming. Other changes to the Course Content Framework include: simplifying the Scoping module, creating new resources to help your teams with their business model and adding tips from fellow educators, Experts and Fellows.
  3. Combined Teaching Notes & Course Content Framework. We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like a more simplified layout of the teaching materials. We’ll be combining the Teaching Notes and Course Content Framework together and linking directly to key background materials so you’ve got everything you need for each module in one place.
We'll be updating our course for 2015/16 to make it work better in the classroom
We’ll be updating our course for 2015/16 to make it work better in the classroom

Want to speak to us in person? We’re hosting a number of events this summer where we’ll be sharing our tips on how to deliver the course – look out for our emails with dates and locations or drop us a line at education@appsforgood.org.

In the meantime, there are lots of ways we can help with any questions:  visit our Educator Forum, call on our Ninja Educators or email us at education@appsforgood.org.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in 2015/16! If you’re a returning teacher, visit your Dashboard to let us know your plans for 2015/16.  If you’re looking to get involved, get started on our website.