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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.

Elizabeth Soep from Youth Radio talks about how her students learn to become creators of technology platforms that distribute media stories.


  • LEGO® EV3 Tutorial: Tilt-to-Drive

    This tutorial lets you make an app that drives around an EV3 LEGO robot by tilting a phone or tablet. Tilting forward makes the bot go forward, back --> back, right --> right, left -->left. A steeper pitch will make the robot drive faster… etc. Demo video here:

  • How To Create 16 million Colors!

    MakeColors - create custom colors

  • Curso de Desarrollo de Aplicaciones Móviles con App Inventor

    Curso de App Inventor online en la plataforma Udemy totalmente en español. 164 clases. 24 horas. Paso a paso. 27 aplicaciones. Curso completo que cubre: animaciones, medios, sensores, bases de datos, componentes sociales, webs, etc.

  • Beginner Video Tutorials

    Beginner-friendly tutorials that are suitable for just starting out with App Inventor. The tutorials would be useful for events like the Hour of Code, where students could create an app within a limited amount of time.

  • Teaching App Creation with MIT App Inventor

    This six unit course enables adults (mostly teachers) taking the course to work with students to build apps using App Inventor in a variety of potentially interdisciplinary settings. Its original purpose was to support Verizon App Challenge teams who want to complete their app.


  • 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 […]

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