Academy students will be actively designing mobile mapping applications for use in real-world data collection and research projects in Atlanta neighborhoods. Students will learn how to build a mobile mapping application, then use the mapping application in a community-based research project with Academy staff and community partner organizations. Emphasis will be placed on real-world applications and fieldwork connected to the mobile technologies. The tablets used during the program will be given to Academy participants to keep upon successful completion of the program thanks to the Verizon Foundation grant support. Yes, that’s right, we’re giving Academy students free tablets for completing our program!
Why a free tablet to keep after the Academy ends? It’s simple, we want students to have access to the technology that can allow them to map and understand issues in their schools and neighborhoods. Academy students will be encouraged to use the tablets and to continue working with the Academy’s Director long after the program. We wish to set up our students for long-term success so they can develop their passions and apply their creativity to mapping projects in their home communities.
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