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Verizon, UAF Launch App Competition


by Jeff Richardson

FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Fairbanks is launching a competition to create a new app for measuring energy efficiency on campus.

The app, which could be used with smartphones or tablets, will be developed with funding from a $40,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The foundation is tied to the Verizon telecommunications company, which entered the Alaska market this year.

Verizon Grants To Help 42 New England Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations Expand Programs

Verizon Foundation Awards $335,000 In Grants During Boston Red Sox Pre-Game Ceremony at Fenway Park
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BOSTON, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Forty-two New England nonprofits received a boost for their domestic violence prevention efforts from the Verizon Foundation on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

Verizon Foundation Launches Second Innovative App Challenge for Students to Bolster Engagement in STEM Subjects

Winning Middle, High School Students Will Earn Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablets to Help Develop and Bring Mobile Apps to Market
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – The Verizon Foundation, in partnership with the Technology Student Association, has opened the 2013-2014 Innovative App Challenge, giving middle and high school students across the country a chance to develop a concept for a mobile app and bring it to market.

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.

Sharon Springs Teachers Get Tablet Help

Grant helping to train educators on the use of iPads in the classroom

Sharon Springs Central School has taken to tablets, and thanks to a grant, teachers have some help with the transition.

Miami’s First Telemedicine-Enabled Mobile Medical Clinic to Make a Difference for Underserved Local Children

Children’s Health Fund, Verizon Foundation Kick Off National Health Information Technology Initiative to Enhance Healthcare for Patients, Communities in Need
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MIAMI, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – About 15,000 children and family members across the country in need of healthcare will benefit from an innovative partnership under which 15 of the Children’s Health Fund’s mobile medical clinics will be equipped with the latest health information technology from the Verizon Foundation.

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

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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

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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.


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