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 Code.org’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.
Resources for further exploration:
App Authors YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6tcFBCFPA7lvAYt9ZuYMc8eiPmTtTvnG
Google Drive with spring 2017 curriculum materials:
Code.org’s CS Fundamentals Unplugged:
AASL. 2007. American association of school librarians: Standards for the 21st-century learner. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf.
Code.org. (2017). App lab. Retrieved from: https://code.org/educate/applab.
Code.org. (2015). CS fundamentals unplugged. Retrieved from https://code.org/curriculum/unplugged.
Code.org (2017). Video library. Retrieved from https://code.org/educate/resources/videos.
Common core state standards initiative. 2017. English language arts standards. Retrieved f rom http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/.
ISTE. (2017). ISTE standards for students. Retrieved from: http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/standards-for-students.
National Core Arts Standards. 2014. Dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts. Retrieved from: http://nationalartsstandards.org/.
Next Generation Science Standards. 2017. Standards by topic. Retrieved from:
PBS Kids. (2017). Design squad global. Retrieved from: http://pbskids.org/designsquad/.
Wolber, David. 2014. App inventor 2: Create your own android apps. O’Reilly Media.