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Lopez Island students create WWI history app with international help

Lopez Island students create WWI history app with international help

Students from Lopez Island Middle/High School are teaming up with counterparts in France to develop a history app. The Monuments Project app focuses on 29 service members from Washington state who died in World War I and are buried at Suresnes American Cemetery. They are working with the American Battle Monuments Commission, the government agency that operates military cemeteries inside and outside the United States. WATCH THE VIDEO > 


Students in Washington state and Paris collaborate on app to share untold stories of WWI vets

When Tim Fry and history teacher Anthony Rovente teamed up last summer to create a Washington state history app, they never imagined how far their tech platform would go. Several months later, there’s a new app being built, called the Monuments Project, which will tell the untold stories of American World War I service members. READ ARTICLE > 


The Monuments Project

American School of Paris to Use 468 Field Trip to Create WWI Monuments Project Mobile App

Students in France and Washington State collaborate to tell the untold stories of WWI service members buried in the Suresnes American Cemetery outside of Paris, France. The Monuments Project mobile app will reward users for visiting where 29 Washington State WWI service members are buried in Suresnes. READ THE ARTICLE > 



It started as a simple destination tourism app for Washington chambers of commerce. But the project, now called Washington State Insider and ProjectWA, has evolved into an entirely new way to encourage and reward kids for learning about state history. READ THE ARTICLE > 



In the education category, the award winners are five students and their teacher from Lopez Island Middle School and Tim Fry for developing “Project WA: Connecting History and Place,” an innovative approach to teaching history using smartphones. The students designed and developed content for the mobile app called Washington State Insider. READ THE ARTICLE > 


St. John Explorer

St. John School Launches App Using 468 Field Trip

St. John, a K-8 Catholic School in Seattle, Washington, uses the St. John Explorer app for the classroom, organizing field trips and fundraising within the St. John Parish Community. READ THE ARTICLE > 


Geek Wire

Students from tiny Lopez Island class make history with Washington state ‘insider’ app

A tiny eighth-grade history class on Lopez Island, Wash., has spent the school year learning enough about state history to create content for a mobile app, inspire a summer-long RV road trip, and potentially shape the curriculum for other students across the state. READ THE ARTICLE > 



App makes users Washington State Insiders

You might have heard about this new mobile game, in which people use smartphones to hunt down their targets. READ THE ARTICLE > 


Tri-City Herald

New App Helps Travelers Explore State, Tri-Cities

Tim Fry of 468 Communications shares details about a state history smartphone app, called Washington State Insider, that his company recently released. Fry and his family are spending two months traveling an estimated 2,000 miles using the app created with input from 8th grade students on Lopez Island. WATCH THE VIDEO > 


Washington family chronicles state's history with mobile app

Call it history in your hand. A Washington family is traveling all over the Evergreen State to map out every single historic landmark. WATCH THE INTERVIEW > 


Project WA Helps Kids Learn History

“One of the best history kids stories I’ve heard in a long time…”  WATCH THE INTERVIEW > 

Journal of the San Juan Islands

New San Juan Islands Insider App to Reward Exploration

The Chambers of Commerce for Lopez, Orcas and San Juan have launched a visitors app called San Juan Islands Insider. The free app, funded by a San Juan County LTAC grant and developed by 468 Communications, gives users information about points of interest and rewards them for visiting places around the San Juans.  READ THE ARTICLE >


Clipper Magazine

Rewarding Exploration With The San Juan Islands Insider

We recently caught up with mobile tech innovator and San Juan Island local Tim Fry, to chat about his latest creation, the San Juan Insider, which is designed to make exploring these beautiful islands a bit easier. READ THE ARTICLE >