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Workshop App Inventor - PDW Braga

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Workshop App Inventor - PDW Braga

  1. 1. Marco Neves Braga, 5th-7th May - 2016 PDW Coding and Robotics – The Future is Now! App Inventor - Workshop
  2. 2. Marco Neves ● Science Computer Teacher at Agrupamento de Escolas da Batalha - Portugal ● An eTwinner  (Master Thesis about the “Impact of eTwinning in Portuguese Schools) ● Member of the Google Earth Outreach Trainers Group ● Teacher Trainer (LE – Creating Apps for eTwinning Projects) Who Am I? 2 Twitter: @mbrasneves Facebook: facebook.com/marco.bras.neves Email: mbrasneves@gmail.com
  3. 3. ● …gain a deeper and more complete understanding of the logic; ● …advanced thinking behind programming; ● …integral thinking and problem solving skills that will be valuable for learning; ● …millions of computing jobs will go unfilled; ● …highly valued technology skills will have the opportunity to work in any field they want; Why Coding? 3
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  5. 5. ● Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/ ● Code.org - https://code.org/educate ● Touch Develop - https://www.touchdevelop.com/ ● Tynker - https://www.tynker.com/ ● AppLab - https://code.org/educate/applab ● App Inventor – http://ai2.appinventor.mit.edu/ ● … and they are free. Tools for Coding… 5
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  7. 7. ● Is an open-source web application (Google - MIT); ● Allows to create mobile Apps for Android; ● It uses a graphical interface, very similar to Scratch; ● Allows users to drag-and-drop visual objects to create the code of an App; ● Transforms the complex language of text-based coding into visual, drag-and-drop building blocks; ● Tutorials: http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ai2/tutorials.html 7What is App Inventor?
  8. 8. ● A “gmail account”; ● A computer with Internet Access; ● An Android device (Phone or Tablet); ● Install the AI2Companion App on your device; ● No Android device (use the simulator); ● …and some ideas and lots of imagination and creativity  8To use App Inventor…..
  9. 9. Magic Trick 9Hands On (1/3) bit.ly/pdwbraga
  10. 10. Magic Trick 2 10Hands On (2/3) bit.ly/pdwbraga
  11. 11. A quiz….. 11Hands On (3/3) bit.ly/pdwbraga
  12. 12. Questions? mbrasneves@gmail.com

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