Developing and Implementing (Task 6)Category
I found appinventor a great place to start when introducing my students to concepts of development. I then moved them on to the resources ..
Lesson plan on app development.
first you will introduce all of the student to app inventor. app inventor is a great place for new prog..
The lesson plan below offers a simple structure for using Code Academy as a tool for student learning for Web Development.
Coding lesson ..
As someone who has never taught app development in a classroom, I found this lesson very helpful. I think that it is much easier for stude..
Task 6 – An implemented example of a simple app
maybe not an app but along the same lines, I had my year 8 AIT students build and develop a maze that could only be navigated using 'left turns'. the biggest problem students faced was the 'conditional' statements; the maze was not as straight forward as 'only turning left when a wall was met' by the sprite.
The website also has additional online PD courses for teachers that are free. I have included the link below.
A great example of solving a problem with tech (via app development) and also encouraging/supporting girls in tech….#CSERApps6
App Inventor is wonderful!
I've linked to Google Drive where I store the apps, both aia's and apk's, I've made using it. The app I'll mention here is an extension of Digital Doodle which was demonstrated in the course. It performs simple line drawing on the phone's touch screen, with these added features:
– vary line width with a slider
– vary grey scale with a slider
– clear drawings and help by shaking the phone
– help advice on the opening screen
– reset button for another new user
– ability to save and name pic…
I have a question.
I see a lot of software that allows a 'drag and drop' style of app development. How are teachers ensuring that this meets the need to examine/use a general purpose programming language?
For our year 7's they create Scratch based apps which has been discussed plenty of times before.
I would prefer instead to talk about our Year 8 Coding as a Language students. they have been using Python to develop apps that improve the 'Accessibility, Wellbeing and/or Opportunities' for people in the local community. Given that this is full text based coding and they only have about 5 weeks to develop, none are yet to reach publish status but the ideas have been remarkable.
The biggest challenge we face is the system the school uses. It…