A hands-on programming workshop, in which participants enter the world of computing by learning how to program an app for Android smartphones. Participants learn to program the game “Mosquito Hunt” with a mosquito flying around the screen and the player trying to catch the mosquito.
During the workshop, students learn step-by-step how to create an app using App Inventor 2, even if they never have programmed before. And, in addition to programming they will also learn fundamental computing concepts aligned with the K -12 curriculum guidelines (ACM/CSTA , 2011) , including creative thinking, collaboration, and logic reasoning.
Duration : 3 – 4 hours
Level: Beginner (primarily 8 – 14 years)
App Inventor 2 is an open-source web application originally developed by Google, and now maintained by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). To create your app, you only need a browser (eg. Chrome , Firefox, Safari , etc. – not Internet Explorer), a free Google account and an internet connection to download your apps to an Android device (phone or tablet) using a wireless network. You can share your app in the gallery for free or upload to Google Play (in this case there is a fee to register as a developer).
Try it out now with our step by step online tutorial (in Brazilian Portuguese).
Teaching material. We are sharing the complete teaching material of the workshop for non-commercial applications (Creative Commons Atribuição-NãoComercial-CompartilhaIgual 4.0 Internacional). Currently the material is available only in Brazilian Portuguese:
- Informativo sobre a oficina
- Plano de ensino
- Pre-requisitos para aplicação da oficina
- Checklist de preparação
- Roteiros para o professor:
- Código/Projeto App Inventor do jogo
- Imagem Mosquito
- Tutorial: Slides completos para aula
- Lista de grupos
- Tarefa de casa
- Prova (Gabarito)
- Rúbrica para avaliação
- Questionários de avaliação da oficina
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The course was developed by the Computing at School Initiative / INCoD / INE / UFSC. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Warranty Disclaimer