Barb Ericson and Ria Galanos will lead this workshop which will introduce you to creating mobile apps using App Inventor. App Inventor is similar to Scratch in that you do drag and drop programming. App Inventor was originally created by Google for Android phones, but will be supported by MIT in the future (1st quarter 2012). The workshop will run from 8:30am - 4:00pm. The location for the workshop will be the Molecular Science and Engineering (MS&E) Building, Rooms G011 & G021 - Directions to the Molecular Science and Engineering Building. Teachers must attend the entire workshop, do two hours of addtional work, and attend a webinar on Jan 18 from 8:00pm - 9:00pm to get credit. Georgia Tech does have a lending library of Android phones that teachers can borrow for up to 3 weeks at a time. See http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt/1653 for more information.
This workshop is free for Georgia teachers. Thanks to our National Science Foundation grants we can also pay for the hotel for Friday night (2 teachers per room), Friday night dinner, and Saturday breakfast if you are a Georgia teacher who lives more than 30 miles from Georgia Tech. If you would prefer a private room you can pay 1/2 the hotel cost. We do not cover alcohol or room service! We will cover parking for Georgia teachers who stay at the hotel and reimburse parking for Georgia teachers who do not stay at the hotel. We will pay for lunch for all teachers. Space is limited to 30.
Please bring a laptop if you have one, or notify us if you need to borrow a laptop.
Out-of-state teachers pay $140. Checks for $140.00 should be made out to Georgia Institute of Technology and sent to:
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280
Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After completing this workshop teachers will be able to:
Set up a computer and phone for App Inventor
Create apps that use GUI elements such as buttons, labels, image sprites, and timers
Create apps that use the accelerometer and camera
Create apps that use lists
Know where to go for more tutorials and resources
Know how to borrow phones from Georgia Tech's Lending Library