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Apps + Maps Progresses:

The youth of Apps + Maps are progressing into the final steps of the program and delving more and more into the subjects that they are studying for the duration of the summer. Here are some of the activities that we have been doing in preparation for the final showcase: Mapping the North Philadelphia Community […]

Apps + Maps 2015 Summer BITS Projects:

  In the duration of the Urban Apps + Maps Studios Summer BITS program, our interns will be working on final projects showcasing what they have learned through studying their respective subjects. These groups will utilize design thinking, spatial thinking and computational thinking skills in developing content such as mobile apps, creative performances and websites […]

Keeping Up With Apps + Maps! See What We’ve Done In The Past Few Weeks:

Since our Design Challenge, the youth of Apps + Maps are embarking on their first steps of completing their summer projects. Guest speakers, mentor-led activities and various sessions will help both interns and service learning participants cultivate the necessary skills required for their final creations. Click on the titles below to view some of the […]

You’re Invited To Our Open House!:

  Dear Family & Friends, The Urban Apps & Maps program we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2015 Urban Apps + Maps Studio Summer BITS program Open House Showcase on Thursday August 13th. This year we have over 145 youth, ages of 14 – 22, participating in the program. They are working with over […]

BITS Design Challenge 2015:

The design challenge works as an introduction to the themes and goals of the Apps and Maps-BITS summer program. All internship component groups participate in this event and utilize design thinking, computational thinking and spatial thinking skills over the course of two days. Click on the description of each activity to see our youth’s journey […]


    Temple University’s Urban Apps & Maps Studios has kicked off its Apps & Maps Summer BITS Program once again in 2015. The program serves to teach Philadelphia youth digital literacy skills such as design thinking, computational thinking and spatial thinking through various hands-on projects. We hope that in the long-term, these projects will inspire the […]