For several high school students crowded in MOSH, Wednesday was all about learning to build an application from the ground up.
The hackathon - hosted by DCPS - served as a creative outlet for students to build apps, learn social entrepreneurship, and gain self-confidence.
Students came up with their own concept for an emergency app, then brainstorm all the features they wanted their app to include. With an online app development platform from Mad-Learn, the students then built their apps - in just two hours!
Team AIPS: 695-650-465
Team ET2: 782-108-563
The Meme Team: 943-235-724
Team ARA: 462-603-312
Team AJ-Tigers: 164-646-161
Team Sagittarians: 998-105-424
Team Graphic Tracker: 966-648-350
Team Ya Like Jazz: 350-172-551
Team JAX Emergency App: 642-859-564
Team Fletcher rocked the house with ARA (Kara Harris, Cameron McCoy, Donald Walker) and Sagittaarius (Gustavo Martins, Sean Nagel) taking home first-place and second-place prizes. Team Jackson was recognized for top functionality while Team Mandarin received honors in graphics.
Creating apps is not just a project—it’s project-based learning at its best. It meets curriculum standards for students. And the students learn individual skills—some are graphic designers, some are writers, and others are project leaders - and most importantly, they work together as a team.
Students use apps every day, and to actually know how to create an app gives them an edge in planning for their future.
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