09.05.2014

mSchools celebrates the end of the school year

mSchools celebrates the end of the school year

The mSchools program wraps up its first edition with a day that will recognize the best work produced by students. The “Let’s Mobilize Computer Technology” (Movilizemos la informática) course, which forms part of mSchools, has allowed 4th year ESO (high school) students at 196 schools in Catalonia to learn to design mobile applications in the classroom.

Mobile World Capital Barcelona, a promoter of the mSchools project along with the Catalonian Department of Education, GSMA and the City of Barcelona, wishes to spotlight and recognize this work, and will dedicate an entire day to the presentation of the different schools’ initiatives.

The celebration, which will take place on June 6 at the TecnoCampus in Mataró, will honor the six most innovative app ideas, in five categories: Personal Management, Leisure, Communications, Education and Services. The winners will have the chance to work with professional teams of developers to implement the applications devised by the students so that they can be launched onto the market.

Proposals may be presented until May 27 via the website of the Telematics Education Network of Catalonia (XTEC). The 25 finalists will have the opportunity to present and exhibit their work live during the last day of the course.

mSchools is a pioneering global initiative designed to encourage Catalonia's high school students to work in the classroom with mobile technology through the creation and use of mobile solutions. Backed by Mobile World Capital Barcelona, with collaboration by the Regional Government of Catalonia, the City of Barcelona, and GSMA, mSchools is intended to improve students' academic performance and reduce dropout rates. The programme features complete curricular development related to mobile technology and its applications in the social and economic spheres.

Mobile World Capital presents a global vision that effectively integrates mobile technologies into the fabric of the industries transforming our lives. Committed to expanding the mobile experience throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain with strong support of the public and private sector.

Mobile World Capital is leading mobile transformation through commitments in Competence Centres, local Industry Development, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation programmes.

MWCapital offers an open platform and exhibition showroom where citizens can understand and experience how mobile is enhancing our lives: The Mobile World Centre, located in the heart of Barcelona on Plaza Catalunya.

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mSchools celebrates the end of the school year

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