Students code their way to a $5,000 grant for Ranch View Middle School
HIGHLANDS RANCH–The CODE Club at Ranch View Middle School (RVMS) recently was named both the state and the regional winner in the 2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The contest invited middle- and high-school student teams to design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities.
The RVMS CODE Club developed the concept of an app that would help bring the school’s announcements and information into one place for students. The design resulted in a $5,000 cash grant for RVMS. Additionally, CODE Club advisor Tiffiny Vaughn has been invited to participate in an online course called “Teaching App Creation with MIT App Inventor,” taught by app development experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab’s Center for Mobile Learning.
More than 1,300 teams nationwide competed in this year’s app challenge.
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