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Saturday, December 15, 2018

ASU, Verizon expand collaboration to bridge digital divide | Entrepreneurship - Arizona State University

High school students in Phoenix used virtual reality to create Halo VR, a system that allows young hospital patients to virtually visit with their families and friends, anytime and anywhere.
 
ASU joins forces with Verizon to increase access to technology for under-resourced high schools. A new grant from Verizon will expand that program to include middle schools.

Middle school students in Bristol, Pennsylvania, used a computer-aided-design tool, TinkerCad, to create a 3D model of a gender-neutral, LGBTQ-friendly restroom for their school. 

Middle school students in Las Cruces, New Mexico, developed a robot that identifies and collects litter on the streets of their community.

The Verizon Innovative Learning program for high schoolers trains educators throughout the country to teach design-thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship and STEM skills by collaborating with local businesses to solve real-world challenges through emerging technology.

Four years ago, Arizona State University joined forces with Verizon Innovative Learning, the education initiative of Verizon, to increase access to technology for under-resourced schools, an alliance that turned students’ creations into reality...

Middle schools in the program will have access to a virtual course that will lead students through the process of harnessing emerging technology, like virtual reality and artificial intelligence, and the design thinking process to create solutions for societal challenge.

Verizon will be providing students with access to the latest technology while ASU will be implementing the programs by providing training and curriculum for teachers through a blended learning approach.
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Source: Arizona State University