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Dec 3, 2011 - Programming Cell Phones with App Inventor

Attendance for Dec 3, 2011 App Inventor

December 3- App Inventor Teacher Workshop

Ted talk about 12 year old developing cell phone apps
YouTube of Dave Wolber
Lending Library
Distance learning website
MIT Site

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 for more information.

All teachers must register at Georgia public high school teachers must also register at for workshop CTAERN3347 (new catalog).

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:

ICE Programs
College of Computing
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0280

Send any questions to

After completing this workshop teachers will be able to:

Tenative Agenda:
8:30am - 9:00am - Introductions, Overview of App Inventor, How to set-up your computer and phone
9:00am - 10:30am - Create a music maker (see
10:30am - 12:00pm - Create a pong game (see
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 2:30pm Quiz Me / Fortune Teller / Drawing with camera picture
2:30pm - 3:30pm Do any of the Google tutorials (such as Mole Mash)
3:30pm - 4:00pm post surveys

Workers: Nikea (lead), William, Cayla, Naomi

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