Developing creative thinking through mobile app developmentBy Rosanna Kurrer
Have a look at this video where Rosanna Kurrer, (Founder of CyberWayFinder) explains what App Inventor is, goes through the advantages of using App development in the classroom and gives some practical examples on how teachers can integrate App Inventor in the classroom, transforming passive students into enthusiastic game makers.
We all use applications as they are a convenient and fast way to coordinate our activities. They are also more and more used in education as they allow personalised learning and enable users to acquire information, so why not empower your students to build an educational app for others?
Ready to share what you learnt with your students?
Choose one of the lesson plans below and organize an activity with your students.
- Activity 1 – My First HelloWorld! Mobile App
- Activity 2 – Drawing with Shapes App - Using Geometrical shapes and Math equations to draw
- Activity 3 – TranslateMe App - Using Voice Computing blocks and the Yandex Translation Service
Do not forget to add your activity to the Code Week Map!
You can easily organize a lesson in your classroom, an open day, or an event at your school. Just find a date and register your activity in the Code Week map. Each activity organizer will get a certificate of participation for their effort.
If you would like to connect with an international group of enthusiastic teachers, join the EU Code Week Facebook group for teachers! To take a step further and collaborate with other schools in your country or across borders – join the Code Week 4 All challenge.
The EU Code Week website for schools is a service supported by the European Commission
Except where stated otherwise, content made available on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license
Licensing under Creative Commons licenses does not of itself affect the ownership of the copyright
Content from third party websites is subject to their own copyright restrictions; please refer to the site of origin for more information.