MIT Students Tony Chen, Mitchell Kates, and Marcus Lowe created these slides for an App Inventor hackathon at a local community center. These slides include great images, descriptions, and helpful gifs.
In this report, the authors describe an introductory-level mobile app design workshop developed and offered over 6 weeks in Summer 2011. We also discuss the challenges and instructional implications derived from our experiences with this workshop.
In response to interest in App Inventor from Kentucky’s Students Technology Leadership Program, the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education (KATE) hosted two, two day, App Inventor trainings. To demonstrate a range of App Inventor’s features in a manner inclusive to teachers of a variety of subjects and grade levels, I selected two topics that arise in all classrooms: classroom management and vocabulary building.