Student and Teacher Winter 2016-2017 Contests Launched!

December 20, 2016

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We are excited to announce that this winter we are hosting contests for Mobile Makers high school students AND teachers! All of the details for both contests are below.

If you have any questions about bringing the Mobile Makers high school program to your school so that your students can learn iOS development with Swift and benefit from opportunities like this, let us know how we can get in touch with you by visiting this page.

MobileMakersEdu Second Annual High School Winter App Contest for Students

RULES

Students currently enrolled in a Mobile Makers High School course and students who have taken a Mobile Makers High School course and who are still in high school are eligible to participate.

App and video submissions are due by January 22, 2017 at 11:59PM CST to this form.

All students are required to submit a zipped version of their app project folder, as well as a link to a three minute or less video which covers the following information:

  • Introduces self and partner and provides descriptions of who did what
  • States the name of the school and the students’ teacher
  • Defines the problem the app solves
  • Explains how the app solves the problem
  • Demos the app
  • Explains why the app should win the contest

CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT

An out of the classroom contest that encourages students to research and develop Swift features not covered in the course to build a brand new app, or an already developed app for the course.

WHY

  1. To help student push themselves to be resourceful and have grit to learn something new in Swift without the direct support of a teacher.
  2. To support students to take safe risks and share their knowledge with others.
  3. To provide winning students the opportunity to receive feedback from Mobile Makers alumni and professional iOS developers working in the field.

WHEN

Begins December 21, 2016 aka NOW! Apps and videos must be submitted to the Contest Submission Form by 11:59PM CST on January 22, 2017.

HOW

Students can work with up to one partner, who is also qualifies to participate, to develop an app not taught in the Mobile Makers course or with features not directly taught. Students must develop in the Swift programming language.

PRIZES

3rd Place Team

  • Apple Swag!

2nd Place Team

  • $15 Apple Gift Card for each team member

1st Place Team

  • One hour of mentoring and consulting with a professional iOS developer for up to two winners
  • $25 Apple Gift Card for each team member

Teacher of the 1st Place Team

  • Featured blog post
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Special shout out to administration

ABOUT THE CONTEST

We’re on a mission to help students build the confidence and skills they need to work in a STEM industry, be a software developer, and grow as independent problem solvers. MobileMakersEdu Winter App Contest deepens this kind of learning by encouraging students to go outside of their comfort zone and share what they have learned and build with the greater iOS developer community. Because students have to build their own app from concept to reality, they must expand upon the Swift they learned with their teacher by exploring resources available to professional software developers, a skill which will support them no matter their post high school interests.

***By submitting the public link to your video to the contest, you agree to allow Mobile Makers to share it with the world for education and marketing purposes.***



MobileMakersEdu First Annual Teacher Video Contest

RULES

Teachers teaching a Mobile Makers High School course in the 2016-2017 school year are eligible to participate on their own or with another teacher in their building. App and video submissions are due by January 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST to study@mobilemakers.co . All teachers are required to a link to a two minute per person video which covers the following information:

  • Name
  • The name of the school
  • The general makeup of students based on grade level and coding experience
  • A response to one of the following prompts:
    • Describe your experience with Computer Science or Coding before Mobile Makers, and then describe how your experience with Computer Science or Coding has changed since working with Mobile Makers
    • Give a tour of your classroom or the learning spaces where your students work
    • Showcase your students or their work and how they are great iOS developers
    • Something else creative that describes your love for Mobile Makers!

CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT

An out of the building contest that encourages teachers to share their perspective and reflect on their practice.

WHY

  1. To help teachers reflect while also developing materials to help recruit new students
  2. To be a resource for other teachers thinking about implementing a full year coding program, like Mobile Makers.
  3. To model for students how to take safe risks and share their knowledge with others.

WHEN

Begins December 21, 2016 aka NOW! Apps and videos must be submitted to study@mobilemakers.co by 11:59PM CST on January 22, 2017.

HOW

Teachers should record a video and email the link to watch or download the video to study@mobilemakers.co .Teachers are allowed to receive help from their students or other members of their staff. Teachers who work at the same school are allowed to submit one video.

PRIZES

1st Place

  • $25 Apple Gift Card
  • Mobile Makers swag for the winning teacher’s students or classroom
  • Apple swag!
  • Winning video featured in materials for prospective Mobile Makers schools
  • Support to collaborate with local media to share the story with the greater school community
  • Featured blog post
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Special shout out to administration

2nd Place

  • Mobile Makers swag for the winning teacher’s students or classroom
  • Apple swag!
  • Winning video featured in materials for prospective Mobile Makers schools
  • Support to collaborate with local media to share the story with the greater school community
  • Featured blog post
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Special shout out to administration

3rd Place

  • Apple swag!
  • Winning video featured in materials for prospective Mobile Makers schools
  • Support to collaborate with local media to share the story with the greater school community
  • Featured blog post
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Special shout out to administration

ABOUT THE CONTEST

We’re on a mission to help students build the confidence and skills they need to work in a STEM industry, be a software developer, and grow as independent problem solvers. MobileMakersEdu Teacher Video Contest supports this kind of learning by developing teachers into role models who know how to go outside of their comfort zone and share what they have learned and built with the greater educator and iOS developer communities. We also believe that teachers are professionals who deserve respect for both of their crafts – teaching and coding. We are asking educators to include their voice in the story about coding in schools in order to inspire other educators and their own students.

***By submitting the public link to your video to the contest, you agree to allow Mobile Makers to share it with the world for education and marketing purposes.***