MIT’s App Inventor team is partnering with the Congressional App Challenge Coalition to offer a free hour-long webinar for middle and high schools students (and their mentors) who want to learn how to build an App with MIT App InventorThe Webinar is geared toward to students enrolled in the House Student App Challenge as well as anyone who just wants to learn code.Webinar participants will learn how MIT App Inventor can help you design, build, and submit an Android app just in time for the April 30th deadline!
App Inventor is a blocks-based programming tool that makes developing Android Apps easy. The webinar will provide an introduction to App Inventor, share sample apps developed by ‘regular’ people, and share recent apps developed middle and high school students active in the App Inventor Community. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of both the App Inventor and the House Student App Challenge teams. To participate, simply visit bit.ly/challengeworthyapps on Monday, 4/7 at 7 ET.
The Education Arcade Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bldg E-15, 305 20 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02142
The Education Arcade is based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and explores games that promote learning through authentic and engaging play. TEA’s research and development projects focus both on the learning that naturally occurs in popular commercial games, and on the design of games that more vigorously address the educational needs of players. Our mission is to demonstrate the social, cultural, and educational potentials of videogames by initiating new game development projects, coordinating interdisciplinary research efforts, and informing public conversations about the broader and sometimes unexpected uses of this emerging art form in education.
Education Arcade projects have touched on mathematics, science, history, literacy, and language learning, and have been tailored to a wide range of ages. They have been designed for personal computers, handheld devices and on-line delivery.