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June 2-6, 2014 - High School

Summer Camp 2014 Application

Make your own apps with App Inventor!

June 2-6, 2014 Make your own apps with App Inventor!

Have you ever wanted to create an application for your Android mobile phone, but don't have any programming experience? That's okay, because no experience is needed! With App Inventor, just drag-and-drop the programming blocks together like a puzzle to make the user interface and program. It's that easy. You can make apps that tell your fortune, let you smash a mole,and create a quiz. Never wonder again if there’s an app for that, because you’ll be able to create your own!

9:00am - Welcome and Introductions of Staff
9:30am - Pre Surveys / Camper Introductions / Logistics
10:00am - What is programming? What is the difference between an app and a computer program? Android vs. iPhone? What makes a good app?
10:30am - What is App Inventor? Setting Up the Phone, Computer, and Gmail Accounts | Resources
11:00am - Build Your First App (Cowbell)
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Using Sensors (Music Maker)
2:00pm - Build Push Me (Starter)
2:45pm - Clean up

Important Links
App Inventor website
App Inventor documentation
ICE Education Portal
Project website
Starter Projects
Hour of Code

9:00am - Programming concepts and problem solving
10:00am - Build Fortune Teller or Magic 8 Ball to Work with Random Numbers and Lists
11:00am - Do Mole Mash and/or Pong (see
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Finish Mole Mash / Pong games
1:30pm-2:30pm Talk from Cedric Stallworth - Computing in our World
2:30pm - Work in groups to create an app

9:00am - What is Computing Good For? BrainGate Dot Divas
9:30am - Paint Pot (Part 1) (Part 2)
11:30am - Lunch
1:00pm - Swimming at CRC

9:00am - Start designing Original Apps
9:30am - App Proposals and Critiques
10:00am - Work on Original Apps
12:00pm - Lunch
1:30pm - Guest Speaker from Admissions
2:00pm - Finish up Original Apps (or work on Hour of Code)
2:45pm - Clean up

9:00am - NXT Starter / Domabot instructions (Cubestormer II - Short video Long video)
11:00am - Work on Original Apps
12:00pm - Lunch (Rearrange room)
12:45pm - Group Picture
1:00pm - Post Surveys / Finish Up Original Apps for Presentations
2:00pm - Presentations to Parents
2:45pm - Clean up

Instructor: Jim Greenlee
Materials: laptops, android phones, mice, chargers, App Inventor literature, NXT Kits (12), Google accounts
Workers: Megan, Morgan
Mornings: Alexandra

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