APPlied ClubMaking Apps withStudentsVersion 2.0
APPlied ClubWho Are We?
APPlied ClubWhat is APPlied Club?• Mobile App Development• After School• High School Students• Teaching Employable Skills
APPlied ClubYear One• Patapsco High School• 10 students 1st semester / 4 in 2nd• Only after school• 1 app, 1 game
APPlied ClubPHS ConnectPatriot Dash
APPlied ClubWhat Did We Learn?• Order of Development matters• Easily accessible programminglanguages• Great for teaching d...
APPlied ClubYear Two• More Clubs• Badges• Meetups• Game Jams• Demand for Jobs
APPlied ClubMore Clubs• Summer Institute• 5 Attempted Clubs at start• 2 active clubs• What is the value of more clubs?
APPlied ClubBadges• Earn badges for completing Challengeson APPliedClub.org• Earn badges for attending events
APPlied Club
APPlied ClubMeetups• December Meetup• 5 schools, 1 international• Guest Speakers• School App Workshop
APPlied ClubMeetups
APPlied ClubGame Jams• Intensive day long events• Get more accomplished• BYODevice• A collaborative event• Students work o...
APPlied ClubDemand for Jobs• Students are being offered paying jobsto work on for clients• STEM Engine• Students work for ...
APPlied Club• Work program offered through the Digital Harbor Foundation• Students with skill sets in web or mobile develo...
APPlied ClubProblem Areas• Onboarding new students in the middle or end ofprojects• How do we expand w/out physically bein...
APPlied ClubStudent Work
APPlied ClubStudent Work
APPlied ClubStudent Work
APPlied ClubTeacher Buy-In• Come to the launch parties• Play the game• Compliment the students
APPlied ClubTeacher Buy-InQuickTime™ and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.
APPlied ClubSystem Buy-In• Summer Institute, initiated by Directorof STEM for BCPS• Superintendent of BCPS, Dr. Dancevisits
APPlied ClubSystem Buy-In
APPlied Club
APPlied ClubYear 3 Goals• Maintain at least the clubs that we have currently• Game Kits• Everything you need, just add you...
APPlied Club• STEM Core• Common Core Aligned STEM Curriculum• Mobile Game Development• Mobile App Development• Offered thr...
APPlied ClubGoing Forward• Our passion project led us to new jobs• DHF & APPlied Club are a greatpartnership• Expansion is...
APPlied ClubResources• APPliedClub.org• STEMCore.com• STEMEngine.org• Meetup.com/EdTechBaltimore
APPlied ClubQuestions?
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Teaching Students Mobile Game Development

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In this talk, I discuss the lessons we learned (positive and negative) from the second year of running APPlied Club, an after school program that teaches high school students how to develop mobile games using Corona SDK. Feel free to get in touch with us with any questions and more information can be found at the APPlied Club website, www.appliedclub.org

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  • Some badges are skill based (Hello World, Debugger) Some are event based (Game Jam, Charter Member) This is important because it gives everyone a chance to receive badges while not diluting the importance of skill based badges
  • Resources - How do we expand w/out physically being there? Possible Solutions: Kits STEM Core Curriculum
  • Teaching Students Mobile Game Development

    1. 1. APPlied ClubMaking Apps withStudentsVersion 2.0
    2. 2. APPlied ClubWho Are We?
    3. 3. APPlied ClubWhat is APPlied Club?• Mobile App Development• After School• High School Students• Teaching Employable Skills
    4. 4. APPlied ClubYear One• Patapsco High School• 10 students 1st semester / 4 in 2nd• Only after school• 1 app, 1 game
    5. 5. APPlied ClubPHS ConnectPatriot Dash
    6. 6. APPlied ClubWhat Did We Learn?• Order of Development matters• Easily accessible programminglanguages• Great for teaching design thinking anditeration
    7. 7. APPlied ClubYear Two• More Clubs• Badges• Meetups• Game Jams• Demand for Jobs
    8. 8. APPlied ClubMore Clubs• Summer Institute• 5 Attempted Clubs at start• 2 active clubs• What is the value of more clubs?
    9. 9. APPlied ClubBadges• Earn badges for completing Challengeson APPliedClub.org• Earn badges for attending events
    10. 10. APPlied Club
    11. 11. APPlied ClubMeetups• December Meetup• 5 schools, 1 international• Guest Speakers• School App Workshop
    12. 12. APPlied ClubMeetups
    13. 13. APPlied ClubGame Jams• Intensive day long events• Get more accomplished• BYODevice• A collaborative event• Students work on individual piecesthat are combined into one productdemo at the end of the day
    14. 14. APPlied ClubDemand for Jobs• Students are being offered paying jobsto work on for clients• STEM Engine• Students work for real clients toearn paychecks or scholarshipmoney
    15. 15. APPlied Club• Work program offered through the Digital Harbor Foundation• Students with skill sets in web or mobile development• Gain work experience by building real projects for clients• Students receive payment for the work that they do, which can bebanked into a scholarship account for each individual
    16. 16. APPlied ClubProblem Areas• Onboarding new students in the middle or end ofprojects• How do we expand w/out physically being there?• Technical Issues• Getting (and keeping) the software oncomputers• Valuable websites blocked
    17. 17. APPlied ClubStudent Work
    18. 18. APPlied ClubStudent Work
    19. 19. APPlied ClubStudent Work
    20. 20. APPlied ClubTeacher Buy-In• Come to the launch parties• Play the game• Compliment the students
    21. 21. APPlied ClubTeacher Buy-InQuickTime™ and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.
    22. 22. APPlied ClubSystem Buy-In• Summer Institute, initiated by Directorof STEM for BCPS• Superintendent of BCPS, Dr. Dancevisits
    23. 23. APPlied ClubSystem Buy-In
    24. 24. APPlied Club
    25. 25. APPlied ClubYear 3 Goals• Maintain at least the clubs that we have currently• Game Kits• Everything you need, just add your own flair tosubmit to app store• Code tutorials and game artwork• Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced• Allow non-technical teachers and their class orindividual students to create games
    26. 26. APPlied Club• STEM Core• Common Core Aligned STEM Curriculum• Mobile Game Development• Mobile App Development• Offered through Digital Harbor Foundation• Coming Soon!
    27. 27. APPlied ClubGoing Forward• Our passion project led us to new jobs• DHF & APPlied Club are a greatpartnership• Expansion is possible
    28. 28. APPlied ClubResources• APPliedClub.org• STEMCore.com• STEMEngine.org• Meetup.com/EdTechBaltimore
    29. 29. APPlied ClubQuestions?

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