Starts: 3:00 p.m. Wednesday 8 April, 2020
Ends: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday 8 April, 2020
MIT App Inventor is a popular educational tool for learning how to code, with more than 10 million users, worldwide. It is a blocks-based programming language with a development environment that runs in a browser, to design and build mobile apps.
MIT App Inventor has recently developed a computational teaching programme, targeted toward middle school or intermediate level. This programme is based on the Coolthink programme, a 3 year programme currently being piloted to 32 schools in Hong Kong. The App Inventor teaching programme is intended to be delivered in a single year, and can be modified to work as a 6 week unit, 12 week unit, or a semester long course. There are approximately 50 hours of content.
This webinar will be a short introduction to MIT App Inventor, the teaching programme, and making mobile apps in your classroom. Due to the cancellation of the day-long workshops on Making Mobile Apps, the webinar will give teachers an opportunity to get a taste for the App Inventor tool and to learn what resources are available. We will work through making one or two simple apps together, so please have an Android or iOS device ready with the MIT AI2 Companion installed.
For those with Android devices, please install from the Play Store, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.mit.appinventor.aicompanion3.
For those with iOS devices, we will send registered attendees a link to register for the beta version of the iOS Companion app.
A link to the online ZOOM meeting will be emailed to you on the 8th April 2020 shortly before the event starts.