•   about 8 years ago

A few questions...

If I were to develop an app to help kids have an easier time learning the curriculum, would I be required to convert the entire 6-8th grade curriculum to my app, or just a demo to be expanded upon at a later date?

Also, looking through the rules, I notice that apps that compete in both categories (helping kids and helping teachers) are eligible for the honorable mention. Does this mean the only possible prize would be honorable mention. Does it make sense that an app that solves more problems is given less reward? If this is the case, but I still have the determination to kill two birds with one stone, if my app is targeted towards helping kids learn, but the teacher can view the students progress, can that submitted in just the "helping students learn" category?

Thanks for your time,

Alex Greene

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  • Manager   •   about 8 years ago

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for writing. No, the Official Rules do not require that you include the entire 6-8th grade curriculum in your app.

    Regarding your second question, I believe you are referring to this section of the Official Rules:
    "(iii) Contestant will indicate at the time of entry no more than one category from Instructional or Administration/Engagement, which applies to their Application. At any time, and at its sole discretion, the Sponsor will have the ability to re-assign a submitted Submission from one Category to another. Submissions in both Categories will be eligible to win the Honorable Mention prizes."

    This means that it is possible for an app in either category to win an Honorable Mention. Each Instructional app is eligible for Best Instructional App, Best Instructional App – Second Place and Honorable Mention. Each Administration/Engagement App is eligible for Best Administration/Engagement App, Best Administration/Engagement App – Second Place, and Honorable Mention.

    Feel free to write us directly at support@challengepost.com if you have additional questions. Thank you.

    Best,
    Marny

  •   •   about 8 years ago

    So how much of the curriculum would be expected. As per the other part of my question, does that mean I would be better off not trying to add a teacher management feature to the app?

  • Manager   •   about 8 years ago

    Hi Alex,

    The rules don't lay out a set amount of curriculum, but your idea of providing enough material to do a demo sounds like a good one.

    I can't advise on which features should/should not be added to your app, but do keep in mind that each app must be categorized as Instructional OR Administration/Engagement, and not as both.

    Best,
    Marny

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