Bitsbox is a great starting point! We used it during Hour of Code last year.

Renee Barrett
Technology Integration Specialist, Grades 5-8

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

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 

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)

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

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 Esterline
Monkton Central School
1036 Monkton Road
N. Ferrisburg, VT  05473
802-453-2314 ext. 3022
802-453-6123 (fax)


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