Mobile Computing in App Inventor


Curriculum

Mobile Computer Science Principles (Mobile CSP) is based on the College Board's emerging Advanced Placement (AP) course in computer science. Students learn computer science by building socially useful mobile apps.  In addition to programming and computer science principles, the course is project-based and emphasizes writing, communication, collaboration, and creativity. 

Developed and piloted at Trinity College, Mobile CSP is currently being taught in 12 schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

   
Professional Development

We provide a six week, in-person professional development (PD) course for Connecticut high school teachers whose schools agree to teach Mobile CSP. We now also offer free online training for all teachers who are interested in learning and/or using the Mobile CSP curriculum.

Summer 2014 In-Person PD (Connecticut Teachers Only)

July 7 - August 15
Trinity College
Hartford, CT 

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Summer 2014 Online PD (All Teachers)

July 7 - August 15

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 App Inventor

App Inventor is a visual, blocks-based programming language for Android devices. Its powerful blocks enable even novice programmers to create apps that take advantage of the device's mobile features, such as GPS, texting, clock, and sensors.

Developed originally at Google and now hosted at MIT, App Inventor transforms the educational experience for students learning computer science. 

App Inventor gets students thinking about problems that matter to them -- i.e., how to build apps that improve their and their community's lives.


Play that Tune

Game

An interactive tutorial that leads through a series of music puzzles, where you will use loops and other basic coding blocks to build simple tunes.

After completing all the levels you can create your own tune app and download it to your Android device.