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Pathways Students to Apply Themselves

By Kerri Provost

January 25, 2012

Successful teachers know that students learn through a variety of avenues. Hands-on activities are particularly engaging and memorable.

Starting on Monday, January 30th, students at Pathways to Technology Magnet High will have the both the opportunity to create something resume-worthy: apps.

This curriculum is being piloted here and in only four other schools nationwide. The program was designed by Lenovo, a technology manufacturing firm, which has provided Pathways with thirty ThinkPad tablets and six ThinkCentre HD All-in-one computers. The National Academy Foundation is collaborating on this.

This class, to be taught by Raul Vargas, will allow the eighteen students to work together to brainstorm ideas for apps, create a business plan, and then do the coding and development necessary to make them work. After this, the school will select the best app idea and send it off to experts.

So long as it fits into their schedules, students of all grade levels at Pathways will be eligible to enroll in this course.

Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford. To view other stories on this topic, search RealHartford at http://www.realhartford.org/.
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