With the MIT App Inventor, participants will learn how to create basic apps while building code in an easy-to-understand graphical interface. Start by creating a simple “Hello world!” app to become familiar with the developer tools. Then create a magic 8 ball app that can predict the future. Design a drawing app with a custom background while learning coding fundamentals. There is no coding experience required for this session. It does help a lot to have a laptop computer and an Android device.
Kevin Brookhouser, M.Ed. is the author of The 20time Project: How Educators Can Launch Google?s Formula for Future-Ready Students. He teaches project based learning, digital citizenship, and product design at York School in Monterey, California and is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Certified Trainer, and National Association of Independent Schools Teacher of the Future. Kevin serves on the board of The International School of Monterey. He is a learning animal.