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The mSchools Student Awards Contest and Ceremony acknowledge and celebrate students and teachers for their accomplishments during the mSchools programme. Previously known as App Awards, this year’s edition will include App Education, the Mobile History Map Challenge and a new category: the Scratch Challenge.

The credibility of the mSchools Student Awards has been built on an extensive panel of experts and professionals in education and mobile technologies. The awards take into account creativity, coherence and technical development.

2017 mSchools Student Awards competing initiatives:

This year’s fourth edition of the Student Awards will honour the most outstanding projects within three categories:

App Education is a computer science elective course offered in Catalan High Schools (3rd and 4th year of Secondary School, High School and Professional Training), based on app design and prototype development, aimed at stimulating entrepreneurial spirit amongst students and supported by the mentoring of mSchools Industry Experts.

Four competing categories for 2017 Student Awards:

  • Sustainable Communities
  • Inclusion, Equality and Accessible Education
  • Connected Industry and Services
  • Artistic and Cultural Creation

Participation is open to all Secondary Schools, High Schools and Professional Training Centres in Catalonia.

For more information on how to participate, click here.

Mobile History Map is a geopositioning app that allows students to collaboratively create content on points of interest close to their schools.

This year’s Mobile History Map Challenge will be framed within two challenges:

  • “El lloc dels fets” (The Scene of the Facts) is based on historical facts linked to different locations across Catalonia.
  • “Elements patrimonials emblemàtics”, based on geo-positioning the emblematic heritage of Catalonia and “La Catalunya del segle XX – Records i vivències d’un temps passat” (Catalonia in the 20th century – Memories and experiences from the past).

Participation is open to all Primary and Secondary schools in Catalonia registered in the Mobile History Map platform. Not registered yet? Enter here for registration.

For more information on how to participate, click here

  • Scratch Challenge

A highlight of this year’s mSchools Student Awards is the inclusion of the Scratch Challenge.

Scratch is a programming language that allows students to create interactive stories, simulations, games and animations, promoting creative collaborative thinking and sharing online.

The contest, based on “Travel”, real or imaginary, is open to students and teachers from Primary School.

For more information on how to participate, click here.

Visit App Awards 2016 Photo Gallery

To see last year’s winners for App Education, click here.
To see last year’s winners for Mobile History Map, click here.

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