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Thanks, Renee!

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)

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 12:20 PM, Renee Barrett <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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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