MAD-learn, a web-based curriculum program for K–12 students, inspires creativity and fosters entrepreneurship through Mobile Application Development (MAD). The program allows students and teachers to learn and execute the fundamentals of mobile apps, including ideation, planning, design, creation, development, marketing, launch, and maintenance. The MAD-store offers a web and mobile app interface for iOS and Android so teachers and students can showcase and share the mobile apps they have created, with the click of a button or a tap on a phone. Users can also download the apps on their own mobile devices. Cost: Annual licenses and professional development for program; free demo may be scheduled.
Cisco has introduced Global Problem Solvers: The Series (GPS: The Series), a new animated program with supporting activities thatengages students with a team of teens from around the globe who use technology to solve real-world social, economic, and environmental problems.
Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need in order to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Technovation invites girls to identify a problem in their community and then challenges them to solve it.
“The House on Elm Street” is an exercise developed by Professor George J. Siedel with support from the University of Michigan. The activity involves the sale of a house. The twist in the exercise is that unknown to the seller, the buyer is a secret agent representing a large company.