Schools Appathon 2014

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Appathon UK: Innovation and Entrepreneurship through App Ideation

www.founders4schools.org.uk/appathon
Teachers and students can get involved in creating and building apps this Autumn term with
Appathon UK, a nationwide app ideas and app creation competition. Throughout September
and October, all primary and secondary school teachers are invited to take part in Appathon UK
by running app ideas contests in their classes and submitting their students’ ideas to the
nationwide competition. Judges from schools, prize sponsors and the general community will
vote on the ideas they want to see made into reality.
In mid-October, University students will choose from the school submissions and build these
ideas into apps. The winning apps from each university competition will be judged in various
categories, including Games, Entertainment, Digital Democracy, Social Networking and more.
Winning teams (including the school students that submitted their app ideas) will be invited to a
ceremony at the House of Commons on November 20th to celebrate their achievements.
Why Appathon UK:
There will be over 3 million new jobs created as part of the app economy in the next five years.
Appathon UK was created to help teachers prepare their students for the future, and for the jobs
of tomorrow. In addition to providing insight into the worlds of entrepreneurship and app
ideation, Appathon UK builds creativity and innovation skills, while encouraging teamwork.
School students who submit video pitches will be eligible to win a range of amazing prizes from
Appathon UK partners, as well as the chance to see their app brought to reality!
Sherry Coutu, Chairman of Founders4Schools, said “Appathon UK not only boosts innovation in
schools, but it is critical in addressing the digital skills crisis by showing students what it’s like to
create the technology that they use in their everyday lives, not just use it.”

Join Appathon UK in creating the next generation of innovators

ARE YOU A TEACHER, A HEADTEACHER, or a SCHOOL GOVERNOR IN THE UK? IF So – Run an Appathon UK schools competition and submit your students’ app ideas by uploading a short video to the Appathon UK website today!
Appathon UK partners and supporters include Antidote Communications, Apps for Good, BBC,
Behind the Screen, Beyond the School Run, BlueShift Coding, Brunswick, Cambridge University
Press UK Schools Division, Codecademy, CodeClub, Computing at School, Computer Weekly,
Decoded, Department for Education, DueDil, Entrepreneur First, e-Skills UK,
Founders4Schools, Freuds, iDEA, ImpartIQ, Innotech Summit, Kano, LinkedIn, Make Things Do
Stuff, Microsoft Education, National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs,
National Centre for Universities and Business, Nominet Trust, PTA Social, Raspberry Pi, Seven
Hills Group, Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, TeachFirst, Tech London Advocates, Technology
Will Save Us, Teen Tech, Young Rewired State15

Partner Handles:

Appathon UK – @Founders4School
Apps for Good – @AppsforGoodCDI
BBC – @BBC
Behind the Screen – @BtSeskills
Beyond the School Run – @beyondtsr
BlueShift Coding – @blueSHIFTcoding
Brunswick – @BrunswickGroup
Cambridge University Press UK Schools – @CUPUKschools
Codecademy – @Codecademy
Code Club – @CodeClub
Computing at School – @CompAtSch
Computer Weekly – @ComputerWeekly
Decoded – @DecodedCo
Department for Education – @educationgovuk
DueDil – @duedil
Entrepreneur First – @efLDN
e-skills – @eskillsUK
Founders4Schools – @Founders4School
Freuds – @FreudComms
IDEA – @idea_award
Innotech Summit – @InnotechSummit
Kano – @TeamKano
LinkedIn – @LinkedIn
Make Things Do Stuff – @MkThingsDoStuff
Microsoft – @microsofteduk
National Association for College and University Entrepreneurs – @NACUE
National Centre for Universities and Business – @NCUBtweets
Nominet Trust – @nominettrust
PTA Social – @PTAsocial
Raspberry Pi Foundation – @Raspberry_Pi
Seven Hills Group – @sevenhillsviews
Silicon Valley Comes to the UK – @svc2uk
TeachFirst – @TeachFirst
Tech London Advocates – @techlondonadv
TeenTech – @teentechevent
Young Rewired State – @youngrewired
You can follow all of these organizations on the F4S Partnerships Twitter List

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