We help young people make their future with new technology.
We help young people make their future with new technology. Apps for Good unlocks the confidence and talent of young people through creative learning programmes, in which students use new technologies to design and make products that can make a difference to their world.
Education systems are needlessly wasting talent. Many young people are demotivated by traditional teaching methods which leave them ill prepared for the real world. Technology is advancing apace, exciting the imagination of young people, who want to use it to make, play and share. Yet traditional schooling lags well behind, missing this opportunity to engage, especially those students most disaffected with standard lessons. Teachers who want to use technology to create more exciting ways to learn feel frustrated they cannot do more.
That is why we decided a new approach was needed. We want to bring schools to life with creative programmes where young people work hard and have fun while learning. Teachers act as their guides through the programme, connecting them to developers and experts outside school to get real world insight.
Apps for Good equips students to research, design and make digital products and take them to market. But apps are not the point of what we do. Our goal is to produce more able, self-confident, collaborative young people, ready to make a difference to their world. Most children are consumers of technology; we want them to become makers using technology.
We are building a new model of education.
Once we have proven our approach with schools and smartphones in the UK we plan to create a global platform for creative learning, where keen learners and imaginative teachers can find courses from a multitude of developers, supported by a thriving community of peers and mentors, technologists and corporations. We will adopt other technologies as exciting new tools become widely available.
The communities that come together on our platform will create hundreds of courses and millions of vibrant conversations. We are part of a global movement to use technology to enable young people to learn in more exciting and productive ways.
Our roots lie in the favelas of Brazil where our parent CDI started computer based learning programmes in the 1990's. Our future is to become a global platform for creative learning through technology.
We help young people make their future through new technology.
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