Students create digital tools to solve problems

by CDI Apps for Good
Vetted
Oct 16, 2012

Apps for Good is now recruiting experts!

Bob Schukai in Scotland!
Bob Schukai in Scotland!

We have just launched our online platform, a powerful tool for online/remote volunteering. Please check it out on http://network.appsforgood.org/.

Our experts are at the core of what we do. They give feedback on our students' ideas, give masterclasses on various topics and mentor groups of students (remotely or face-to-face).

Last week Bob Schukai, Global Head of Mobile at Thomson Reuters, just flew in from New York and did an amazing expert visit at Wick High School in the very north of Scotland (see map). Here are some impressions from his visit:

“You don't have to be an expert in mobile technology to be in the program. All you have to do is listen, guide, mentor, and give constructive feedback. On my last trip to Wick, Scotland, I had the chance to personally meet with 53 kids taking part in the Apps For Good program. The kids are responding to the challenge to make Britain the best and most competitive place in the world for future entrepreneurs. Take the time to help them make this a reality!”

No worries, you don’t have to travel to Scotland to get involved (even though you might!). The default mode for an Expert feedback session is a Skype video call. Here is our tried and tested format:

1. Introduction (10 min): Expert explains professional background & area of expertise; teacher explains learning journey of student teams so far and shares profile of the teams & school

2. Pitches + Q&A (15 min - 60 min): Each student team pitches their app project/prototype build and a Q&A session with the Expert follows (we’d say maximum an Expert can engage with are up to 5 pitches and Q&A before running out of steam...)

3. Final feedback (5 min) by Expert on issues that are common to all student teams

What are you waiting for? Register as an Apps for Good Expert now: http://network.appsforgood.org/..

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CDI Apps for Good

Location: London, UK - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.appsforgood.org
Project Leader:
Sophie Ball
London, London United Kingdom

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