Apps for Good Portugal
A Talk by Joao Baracho
About this talk
Apps for Good is a technological education programme that challenges students from 5th to 12th grade and teachers from all subject areas to develop applications for smartphones or tablets, showing them the potential of technology in transforming the world and the communities where they live. With a project methodology and based on the Sustainable Development Goals, students have the opportunity to experience the product development cycle and participate in a national competition. Its fundamental pillars are: combining technology and active citizenship, empowering young people for the future, transforming and innovating teaching practices, creating schools open to the community with a connection to the real world.
Apps for Good is an international programme based in London since 2010 and founded by Iris Lapinski. At the invitation of the Directorate-General for Education, CDI Portugal and Apps for Good joined forces and launched the pilot in Portugal in January 2015.