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Making Apps in Class

Mobile apps have been embraced by educators at an incredible rate, but very few teachers possess the knowledge or skills necessary to create their own apps. Moreover, the act of creating an app is a tremendously educational process – one that every student should be exposed to.

Working with a team of educators, we created two online teacher professional development courses. One course focuses on making apps in the classroom with the Android-specific “App Inventor” tool, and the other focuses on iPhone/iPad app creation using web apps combined with PhoneGap Build. Check out this example of the best web app I’ve ever made: Super Cow Poke!

I’ve given a number of talks and training sessions on making apps in the classroom. As a reference, you can check out the resource page from my talk at the 2013 MACUL conference.