Teacher Review for MIT App Inventor 2

Introduction to App Programming

Julie C.
Technology coordinator
Falcon Creek Middle School
Aurora, CO
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I introduced this site to students in my Motion Graphics and Gaming class. I downloaded the App Inventor Cards and use them as self guided lessons in addition to the other lessons available in the teacher section. As a beginning app programming site, it shows students what is possible in the world of programming. I like the emulator because not every student has an android phone.
My Take
This is a great teaching tool. However, if it were available for other phone types, then it would be even better. When students learned they couldn't use their app for their own phone, they lost interest.