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Drivers Start Your Apps!

SAP Can Connect Cars, People, Automobile Manufacturers, and Businesses in New and Exciting Ways Joshua Greenbaum

Like the smartphone, which has rendered the process of making phone calls almost an afterthought, the connected car that SAP is planning will make mere driving seem a little quaint. This article explores SAP's dream to convert precious dashboard real estate into an interface that makes drivers consumers of next-generation services, enabling access to things like refueling, parking, and carpooling much like the way consumers access apps from their smartphones.

A New Health Care Model for Mexico


Today's guest blog comes from Dr. Héctor Gallardo-Rincon, director of operational solutions at the Carlos Slim Health Institute. Before joining the institute, he was the coordinator for knowledge management in public health at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Verizon Launches Second Annual Innovative App Challenge


by Brittany Wright

BOZEMAN - This year, Verizon Wireless is giving students another opportunity to put their creative caps on and create an app that helps solves real-world problems.

Maya Priebe is one of eight students from Sacajawea Middle School who won the state competition for the Verizon Wireless Innovative App Challenge. They created an app on Surviving A Natural Disaster.

Verizon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lowell McAdam, Featured in Change The Equation

Engaging Youth in STEM Through Mobile Technology

When I graduated from high school in the ‘70s, the path from school to career was pretty straightforward, even for a kid from rural Niagara County, New York. Agriculture was vibrant; Kodak and Xerox were down the road in Rochester. Technology generations lasted years, not months, and we didn’t have to worry about competition from China, India and the developing world.

Today, the challenges are a whole lot bigger, with technology driving the global economy at an ever-increasing pace. For example:

Greenville Middle School Only School in State to Get Special Grant


Greenville Middle School has won a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program. The school is one of only 12 in the nation to receive the honor.

The program is now in its second year, and Greenville Middle School was the only one in the state chosen for the program.

The program provides hands-on learning for teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms along with a $50,000 grant for the school.

 Click here to read the full story from the original source FOX 17 West Michigan.

Howard High School of Technology in Delaware Recognized as Verizon Innovative Learning School

Press Release

July 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Teachers at Howard High School of Technology in Delaware will start the school year in the fall with new strategies to leverage mobile devices (smartphones/ tablets/netbooks) to help students learn math and science concepts.  At a special ceremony held on July 18 in Wilmington, Delaware, Verizon recognized the Howard High School of Technology as one of 12 schools around the country (and the only one in Delaware) selected in 2013 to be a part of the two-year Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program, which since last year is providing on-going training to

Report: Professional Development for Mobile Learning Improves Student Engagement and Interest in STEM Subjects


By: Leila Meyer

A professional development program to provide teachers with tools and strategies for using mobile learning in the classroom has had a positive effect on student engagement and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects, according to new research from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Verizon Foundation.

Teachers Need Blended Learning Too

EdSurge reports on the expansion of the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Program

After Achieving Early Success, Innovative Program That Helps Teachers Use Mobile Technology to Improve Student Learning Expands to 12 More Schools

Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, June 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - To help ensure that more students learn the skills necessary for success in higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math, the Verizon Foundation and the International Society for Technology in Education will expand an innovative professional-development program for teachers at schools in underserved areas.

Carroll Students Discover Nature on High-Tech Hike

Maryland Middle Schoolers Become Citizen Scientists For A Day With National Geographic Education, AAAS and the Verizon Foundation

Ala Hussen, 12, used her iPad recently to snap a photo of leaves from a red oak tree. The Charles Carroll Middle School seventh-grader and about a dozen fellow students identified plant and animal species in West Field Park in New Carrollton, near the school.

The children were involved in BioBlitz, a program in which students, with the help of scientists, document plant and animal life using iPads.


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