Verizon Wireless Education Empowerment Program expands to more schools in Boston, students to get free tablets

verizonVerizon Wireless has announced it will offer an “educational empowerment program” at two Boston Public Schools in partnership with Samsung. The program, which focuses on mobile learning and teaching students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom, was brought to life at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science in 2012, and will now expand to Boston Green Academy.

“Giving back to the community is a top priority for Verizon Wireless,” commented Christine Berberich, regional president for Verizon Wireless.  “The Education Empowerment Program teaches students about technology, exposes them to learning experiences they wouldn’t ordinarily have and drives home the importance of continuing their education.”

Most of the educational empowerment program will be facilitated on the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ using Edmodo’s free Android App, an online social learning network for education. SOTI, an enterprise Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) provider will furnish complimentary security for the tablets used in the program.

“Similar programs have been very satisfying for us over the past couple of years in other locations, including Newark and Boston, and we’re excited to continue with John D. O’Bryant and Boston Green Academy,” said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung. “Aside from being a premier mobile lifestyle and communication device, the Tab is also well-suited for educational purposes and gives us the opportunity to use our technology to help students succeed both in their education and livelihoods.”