App Authors Curriculum

The App Authors curriculum is geared toward school and public libraries and intends to teach young people to create apps and share their achievements with their peers and communities.  Students will develop fundamental and introductory computational thinking skills through unplugged activities and coding in’s App Lab (and/or Play Lab).

App Authors programming is structured in three basic phases: designing, coding, and sharing.  Collaboration, brainstorming, critiquing, and re-designing are incorporated throughout the curriculum.

App Authors School Curriculum

App Authors Public Library Curriculum

Resources for further exploration:

App Authors YouTube Playlist:

Google Drive with spring 2017 curriculum materials:’s CS Fundamentals Unplugged:


AASL. 2007. American association of school librarians: Standards for the 21st-century learner. Retrieved from (2017). App lab. Retrieved from: (2015). CS fundamentals unplugged. Retrieved from (2017). Video library. Retrieved from

Common core state standards initiative. 2017. English language arts standards. Retrieved f    rom

ISTE. (2017). ISTE standards for students. Retrieved from:

National Core Arts Standards. 2014. Dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts. Retrieved from:

Next Generation Science Standards. 2017. Standards by topic. Retrieved from:

PBS Kids. (2017). Design squad global. Retrieved from:

Wolber, David. 2014. App inventor 2: Create your own android apps. O’Reilly Media.