Back to School: Delivering Apps for Good in 2015/16

The new school year is well and truly underway and here at Apps for Good we’re excited to once again be working with educators across the UK to develop students’ creativity, problem solving and digital skills. Whether you’re a new or returning Apps for Good Educator we’ve got some useful information to share with you about how to get started on the Apps for Good course and what’s new for the 2015/16 school year.

Getting Started

As an Apps for Good Educator getting started is as simple as logging on to your Educator Dashboard.

Once you are on the Educator Dashboard you will find all of the Training & Prep materials and Course Framework. If you have already created your dashboard account, login here.If you are yet to create your account, just follow the instructions in your welcome email.

Over the last few months we have made some changes to our Educator and Student Dashboards to make delivering Apps for Good as easy as possible. Here are a few things to check out:

Upskill yourself with our Training and Prep Materials

Before you kick off with delivery of the Apps for Good course, have a look at our Training and Prep materials to upskill yourself on the pedagogy and modules that form the Apps for Good course. We’ve developed a new layout which makes it even easier to find your way around.

New Tools Library

Over the summer, our Education Content Team have been working to develop a new Tools Library with information and hints and tips for the different tools you can use when delivering Apps for Good.

Apps for Good Mini Course

Our new Mini Course is a condensed version of the Apps for Good course, that can be delivered in just 10-12 hours. On the Educator Dashboard you will see you have access to the materials for both the Full and Mini Course. To find out more about the Mini Course, check out this blog.

The Mini Course takes students through the entire app development process in 10-12 hours

The Mini Course takes students through the entire app development process in 10-12 hours

Need some help or advice? 

The Educator Forum is a place to share your experiences and best practice with fellow Apps for Good Educators. If you have any questions or queries about delivering Apps for Good post them on the forum to receive quick and effective advice.

Alternatively Emily and Natalie, our Education Community Team, are always happy to help so just drop them a line at education@appsforgood.org.

Not an Apps for Good Education Partner? Don’t worry you can join us at anytime by completing our short sign up form and begin delivering the Apps for Good course in your classroom.