Map Your World - Nexus 7 Tablet Application

The application is closed. Please note the following key dates:

- Application Deadline: Monday, December 1st (extended to Friday, December 5th)
- Tablet Recipients Notified: January 2015
- Tablets Distributed: Late January 2015
- Student Projects Implemented: February - May 2015

Questions? Please contact us at info@mapyourworld.org.

    Map it. Track it. Change it. Share it.

    If you work with middle school and/or high school youth and want to incorporate technology into your curriculum, we invite you to participate in an exciting new project -- Map Your World -- an innovative, multi-platform project that places the power of new technologies into the hands of young change agents. If your project is selected, you will be awarded five Nexus 7 tablets (valued at $200 each) to support implementing Map Your World in classrooms and/or youth programs. These tablets, in conjunction with the Map Your World platform and curriculum, will assist youth in using data, interactive maps, and storytelling to develop campaigns addressing issues important to the health and well-being of their communities. To participate, please review this information and complete the application on the next page. We welcome applications from schools, community organizations, after-school programs, and other organizations serving middle and high school students. ***Applications must be received no later than end of day Friday, December 5th.***

    About the Project

    Map Your World is an online platform inspired by the documentary, THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS (http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/revolutionary-optimists/), which follows a group of young people living in the slums of India, who become activists and educators with powerful results. Aided by new technologies, these young revolutionaries collect, share, and map data that ultimately improves the health and well-being of their community. Through the Map Your World platform, students join a global network of young people who tackle seemingly impossible problems by using data, interactive maps, and storytelling to affect measurable change in their communities, while sharing their powerful stories with each other and the world. Map Your World can be used in classroom and community settings, and could be a vital project for any number of subjects, including English, social studies, science, math, and even physical education! With Map Your World, students will be able to: - Create online surveys and use the Nexus 7 tablets for data collection in the field - View their results on an interactive, digital online map - Utilize visualization tools, such as heat maps or graphs, to further explore their data - Connect and be inspired by other mappers around the world - Become part of a global network of young change agents! For more information: - Map Your World Platform: http://mapyourworld.org/ - Map Your World Video: http://vimeo.com/68301074 - Map Your World Curriculum: http://bit.ly/MYWcurriculum16wk

    Before You Complete the Application Form:

    1) Review the Map Your World Curriculum If awarded tablets, you will be required to implement a student-led project using the Map Your World platform and the 16-session curriculum as a guide. The existing framework may require more or less time based on your class goals and schedule. The Map Your World case studies included in the curriculum describe projects that took between six weeks to two years to complete depending on the complexity of the issues and the outcomes that the groups were working to achieve. The time frame provided is a baseline that should be adjusted, as needed. You may review the curriculum here: http://bit.ly/MYWcurriculum16wk 2) Watch the Map Your World Webinar Video Please watch the Map Your World Webinar Video: http://youtu.be/80HFUU32oDY. The video provides an overview of the Map Your World curriculum and online platform, answers frequently asked questions, and outlines expectations. We strongly encourage you to watch this if you did not attend the webinar on October 16th. 3) Get Inspired: Review Map Your World Projects Read about these two student-lead Map Your World projects to familiarize yourself with a variety of ways in which the Map Your World platform and curriculum can be used. St. Paul's Middle School, Oakland, California In Oakland, CA, students at St. Paul's wanted to keep cigarette butts from poisoning the local ecosystem. They tracked cigarette litter around nearby Lake Merritt to discover how it impacts the environment and wildlife in their community. What they did with the data may surprise you. Explore their interactive map here: http://mapyourworld.org/#/mappers/spes Prayasam and the Daredevils, Kolkata, India In a squatter colony in Kolkata, India, 12-year-old Sikha Patra and the Daredevils, a youth activist group, used Map Your World to map every water point in their village, and used the data to convince the city government to dig the very first clean drinking water line to their community. Check out their interactive map: http://mapyourworld.org/#/mappers/prayasam Additional case studies can be found in the curriculum: http://bit.ly/MYWcurriculum16wk

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    Expectations, Requirements, and Guidelines

    If your project is selected to receive tablets, you agree to the following: - Your class/school/organization will become a Map Your World partner and create a profile on the Map Your World website describing your project, including the goals and questions that your data & mapping project seeks to address. (See sessions 1-8 in the Map Your World 16-session curriculum.) - Youth from your school/organization will use the Nexus 7 tablets to complete a data collection project with a timeline of at least one quarter/semester. Some of the collected data, or the results, will be allowed to be public on the Map Your World site. (See sessions 9-12 in the Map Your World curriculum) - Youth will be active participants and share the story of their project on the website by uploading photos, and blog posts. - You will use the data you collect to create a "Change It Campaign" and share your findings and recommendations. (See sessions 13-16 in the Map Your World 16 curriculum) - You will participate in a survey at the end of the project so that we can evaluate the national outcomes of Map Your World and your experience using the technology. Note: The Map Your World team will provide technical support when possible and provide updates as the designers advance the tools. We will facilitate interaction with other Map Your World partners when possible.

    Key Dates to Remember

    - Application Deadline: Monday, December 1st (extended to Friday, December 5th) - Tablet Recipients Notified: January 2015 - Tablets Distributed: Late January 2015 - Student Projects Implemented: February - May 2015 Questions? Please contact us at info@mapyourworld.org. We are excited to begin this work with you! To complete the application form, click continue.