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Holly Esterline
Librarian
Monkton Central School
1036 Monkton Road
N. Ferrisburg, VT  05473
www.monktoncentral.org
802-453-2314 *ext. 3022*
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On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 7:20 AM, George Raynak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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 <(802)%20453-2314> *ext. 3022*
>> 802-453-6123 <(802)%20453-6123> (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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