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June 11-15, 2012 - High School

Mobile App with App Inventor June 15. 2012

Have you ever wanted to create an application for your Android mobile phone, but don't have any programming experience? That's okay, because no experience is needed! With App Inventor, just drag-and-drop the programming blocks together like a puzzle to make the user interface and program. It's that easy. You can learn how to write music apps, apps that tell your fortune, and more. Never wonder again if there’s an app for that, because you’ll be able to create your own!

  9:00am - Welcome and Introductions of Staff
  9:15am - Pre Surveys / Camper Introductions / Getting-to-Know-You Boolean Logic Game / Interesting Fact About Yourself / Logistics
  9:45am - What is programming? What is the difference between an app and a computer program? Android vs. iPhone? What makes a good app?
10:15am - What is App Inventor? Setting Up the Phone, Computer, and Gmail Accounts | Resources
10:30am - Build Your First App (Cowbell), Extend It (Music Maker)
11:30am - Apps You'd Like to See / List of Recommended Apps
11:50am - App Trivia / Lunch Logistics
12:00pm - Lunch
  1:00pm - Build Fortune Teller or Magic 8 Ball to Work with Random Numbers and Lists
  2:00pm - Build Push Me
  2:45pm - Blog / Clean up

Important Links
Camp Website
Media Resources

9:00am - 11:00am Do Mole Mash and/or Quiz Me (see
11:00am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - Paint Pot (Part 1) (Part 2)
2:00pm - Extend Paint Pot by Taking and Using Picture from Camera
12:00pm - 1:00pm lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Work in groups to design an app

9:00am - 11:00am Review and comment on group apps
11:00am - 12:00pm Start work on designed apps
12:00pm - 1:00pm lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm recreation

9:00am - 11:00am Work on apps
11:00am - 12:00pm Demonstration of augmented reality and discussion of the future of cell phone apps
12:00pm - 1:00pm lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Show your app and get feedback

9:00am - Work on Individual App
9:30am - Blog Time / Group App Design Presentation / Augmented Reality Video
10:30am - Work on Individual Apps for Parent Show
12:00pm - Lunch (Rearrange room)
12:30pm - Finish Up Individual Apps for Parent Show
1:15pm - Group Picture / Wrap Up Blog Post / Post Survey
2:00pm - Parent Show

CS Principles App Inventor Pilot
App that lets you text even without a SIM for android phones
Preliminary draft of App Inventor book
Course schedule for App Inventor course
Online Blown to Bits book
App Inventor Tutorials
Georgia Tech's distance learning website

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