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Bitsbox <https://bitsbox.com/>is a great starting point! We used it during
Hour of Code last year.

*Renee Barrett*
*Technology Integration Specialist, Grades 5-8*
*MMMUSD/CESU*


On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 11:54 AM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Holly
>
> I'm not sure if you mean MOBILE Apps  or just APPS in general
>
> Do the students have access to tablets?  or laptops?  or Chromebooks?
> Different options for each
>
> Here are a few ideas:
>
>
> Option 1 on Ipad  SWIFT Playgrounds
> was presented at Vermont Fest.  I heard great things about it, but was
> unable to attend.. so others might chime in
>
>
> Description from VermontFEST below:
>
> In this hands-on session we will be sharing the following resources with
> lesson activities, reflection questions and journal prompts so that you can
> provide a new coding experience to your students in middle school and high
> school:
>
>    -
>
>    Swift Playgrounds—a free app for iPad for first-time coders that
>    provides a complete set of Apple-designed lessons.
>    -
>
>    The Swift Playgrounds: Teacher Guide
>    -
>
>    App Development with Swift
>
> • The App Development with Swift: Teacher Guide
>
> Option 2:  MIT App Inventor
>
>  http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/
>
>
> Option 3:  Web Based using  -  APPSHED
>
> Can create Android  or IOS App... not trivial but doable!
> Not so much Game Apps
>
>
> Here is a presentation I did on Making Apps  from 2014  (slightly dated..
> but perhaps it can help)
>
>
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByeV_9e4WV0ubUpHNzRvOGczZlE/view?
> usp=sharing
>
>
> Option 4:  AppCRAFT HD    (iPad App)
> There is a newer version out but here is my first attempt working with it
> with 5th and 6th grader with the old version
>
> https://appcraft.wikispaces.com/
>
>
>
>
> Option 5:  Creating Games as APPS using things like SCRATCH,  HOPSCOTCH
>  or other packages
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 9:25 AM, Holly Esterline <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Do you have software/programs that you like using with students to create
>> apps? One of my 5/6 teachers would like for her students to explore
>> creating apps.
>> Thanks a bunch!
>> Holly
>>
>>
>> Holly Esterline
>> Librarian
>> Monkton Central School
>> 1036 Monkton Road
>> N. Ferrisburg, VT  05473
>> www.monktoncentral.org
>> 802-453-2314 *ext. 3022*
>> 802-453-6123 (fax)
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