App Inventor for Educators
This is an educational community for MIT App Inventor educators. It is intended as a common online area to share ideas, resources, and find answers to questions. While there are many great resources and information on the App Inventor site, this site is a place specifically geared towards educational discussion and resource sharing.
Elisabeth Seop, Youth Radio
Star App Inventor Educator
Each month we will highlight an educator who demonstrates exemplary work with App Inventor.
Elisabeth Soep from Youth Radio talks about how her students learn to become creators of technology platforms that distribute media stories.
- Detailed tutorial to build a multilingual City Highlights app
Participants of this tutorial learn to create a fully functional Android-app with MIT’s App Inventor, a platform for designing and developing mobile apps. As part of this tutorial the following key issues will be addressed: – An overview of the App Inventor environment. – Design a graphical user interface. – Write clear, obvious and readable code to make the app maintainable. – Include content and implement a data structure. – Handle user interaction. – Use sensors to embellish the app. – Test the app using AI Companion.
- Simplifying List Processing in App Inventor
Introduction to psuedo higher-order list operator (PHOLO) blocks being developed for App Inventor.
- Teaching Tools: Quizly and Templates
This presentation is an Introduction to two teaching tools, Template and Quizly, with hands-on exercises.
- APIs: Application Program Interfaces
This presentation shows you how to use the Web API component in App Inventor to create apps that communicate with web services.
- Java Bridge Coding and Generation
Java Bridge is a high level library built on top of the Android SDK. It includes Java classes corresponding to each App Inventor component.
- How to make 16 million colors
A recent blog post by Felicia Kamriani called Hue New?(ref#1) inspired an idea shared by a high school teacher during a recent Android App Freestyle(ref#2)which gave birth to the MakeColors tool(ref#3). The simple tool helps learners to understand the RGB color system(ref#4) and gives creatives the ability to generate all of the 16,777,216 possible colors. Using the slider component, MakeColors expands the color palette in the MIT App Inventor beyond the built-in 14-color and 70-color palettes. […]
- Welcome to our new educator site!
As a way to build an educational community around teaching App Inventor, we are launching this site. We hope that this site will be a vehicle for resources, questions, conversations, and collaboration for App Inventor educators. By moving the conversation to this separate site, we hope you can focus on what is important to you as an educator using this tool. Please feel free to post in the forums, add your own resources, and tell […]