hi

google just announced an app maker tool for G suite

https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/30/google-launches-app-maker/
and
https://blog.google/products/g-suite/customize-your-g-suite-experience-app-maker-and-recommended-apps/

i'm looking for resources to expand coding and computer science in middle / high school
the video makes it look pretty simple
and the developer types have fun toys
and maybe students could develop a real product that your school could use

you have to submit an application as an early adopter
which i did yesterday
so we shall see

thanks
gr



On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 7:55 PM, Holly Esterline <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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 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 



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


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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