Beginner Tutorials: Short Videos to get started Follow these four short videos and you'll have three working apps to show for it! After building the starter apps, which will take around an hour, you can move on to extending them with more functionality, or you can start building apps of your own design. Get started now with Video 1 below. Trouble with the Text-To-Speech player on your phone? Get help here. Getting Started with MIT App Inventor 2 App Inventor is a cloud-based tool, which means you can build apps right in your web browser. This website offers all the support you'll need to learn how to build your own apps. The App Inventor software, or "service" is at ai2.appinventor.mit.edu. You can get there by clicking the orange "Create Apps!"
K-5 iPad Apps for Understanding (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 2) Benjamin Bloom's second stage, "understanding" occurs when new learning connects to prior knowledge. At this point, students have the ability to make sense of what they have read, viewed, or heard and can explain this understanding clearly and succinctly to others. This particular learning stage balances precariously between communicating understanding and expressing opinion. Here the student demonstrates the ability to identify the main idea, generalize new material, translate verbal content into a visual form, transform abstract concepts into everyday terms, or make predictions. Writing and speaking are the most common way teachers "check for understanding," but mobile technology is helping to break this traditional mold.
Here Is A Great Tool for Creating Educational Video Games to Use in Class February 10, 2016Pixel Press is an excellent application that enables you to draw your own video games. Teachers can create educational video games to use in class without the need for any coding skills. The process is very simple: use pen and paper to draw your game, take a picture of it via your iPad’s camera and Pixel Press does the rest and bring your game to life. You can either create on paper with ‘Draw-on-Paper’ and take a picture of it or use ‘Draw-in-App’ to directly draw on screen. When your game is created, you can then share it with the entire community in the ‘Arcade’. There is also a section in Pixel Press that provides free downloadable lesson plans for teachers.
Minecraft for Educators - Canvas Network Starts January 26, 2015 The course will introduce you to Minecraft and MinecraftEDU, setting up your own server, Managing classes, creating context and subject specific materials and contain example lesson and curriculum plans for you to use. Our course is for anyone who is interested in using Minecraft on your platform of choice to help others to learn. You could be a Teacher in Primary school looking to get kids interested in History, or a High School Teacher looking to run lunch clubs in coding and crafting, or maybe you are a parent who is home-schooling their child and would like to use the power of their favourite game to get them interested in writing fiction.
Storage - App Inventor for Android Table of Contents File Non-visible component for storing and retrieving files. Use this component to write or read files on your device. The default behavior is to write files to the private data directory associated with your App. AppInventor.org Modules Quizzes Each module includes: Lesson plans and lecture notes Tutorials and Video Screencasts Conceptual worksheets Creative projects Test Questions Assigned readings from the App Inventor book Module Pathways The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning Part 5 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning. Nobody likes high-stakes testing. The problems are well documented. Using TinyDB in App Inventor – App Inventor 2 – Learn to Code! (This post was completely rewritten and updated on October 30, 2015) What is TinyDB? TinyDB is a simple “database” that stores data on your phone or tablet. Unlike program variables that go away when your app is finished running or your phone is re-set, values stored in TinyDB remain on your phone for use the next time your app is run.
App Inventor Tutorials and Examples: MySQL Probably you want to read this first: What is MySQL and what is a relational database? You can use this App Inventor example together with a php script on your web server to query your MySQL database on your web server. Shival Wolf already provided a nice App Inventor Classic - MySQL interface.
Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture? Imagine you’re playing a computer game that asks you to design a poster for the school fair. You’re fiddling with fonts, changing background colors and deciding what activity to feature: Will a basketball toss appeal to more people than a pie bake-off? Then, animal characters — maybe a panda or an ostrich — offer feedback on your design. You can choose whether to hear a compliment or a complaint: “The words are overlapping too much,” or, “I like that you put in the dates.”