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27 New MIT Master Trainers Become Certified

Aug 16, 2019

On July 29-31, twenty-seven educators from 7 different countries attended the MIT Master Trainers in Educational Mobile Computing workshop in their final step to becoming certified as a Master Trainer.

To become certified, the Master Trainers had to first...

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JUVENTUD APK: From consumers to inventors in Cuba

Aug 8, 2019

This is a guest blog by MIT Master Trainer Jose Luis Nez

One of the most important goals of MIT App Inventor is that anyone can create apps that impact the world. In this sense, UNESCO is working throught YouthMobile initiative...

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YR Media and MIT Challenge Teens to Make Apps. Meet the Winners!

Aug 8, 2019

YR Media and MIT Challenge Teens to Make Apps. Meet the Winners!

GEAR UP, Bitsource host App Inventor Camp

Jul 19, 2019

GEAR UP, Bitsource host App Inventor Camp

Hal Abelson on empowering kids through mobile technology

May 31, 2019

Hal Abelson on empowering kids through mobile technology

MakeIt Coding Club

May 29, 2019

Amidst the breathtaking Pamir mountains of Tajikistan and the diverse cultural fabric of the Kyrgyz Republic, students of Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) are using App Inventor to build apps for their local communities.

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Continued Success with App Inventor Workshops @ San Jose Public Libraries

May 21, 2019

In the Fall of 2018, San Jos Public Librarys Berryessa Branch Library in Santa Clara County was introduced to the existence of MIT App Inventor and the global community of app developers around it by a volunteer....

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Tackling Trash with App Inventor at TechBoston Academy

May 15, 2019

On April 22, 2019, over 85 students from TechBoston Academy presented their STEAM projects at MITs Stata Center...

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Safe House App Wins App of the Month

May 3, 2019

This story is written by Ashvin Maheshwar, a junior at Saratoga High, who started a non-profit "No App Inventor Left Behind" last year to inspire, promote and teach kids to love coding and technology. November 26th, 2018 was a very exciting day for Desteny and Ashley, middle schoolers who have...

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MIT App Inventor Goes to FOSDEM

Mar 6, 2019

The following story is from MIT App Inventor Power User Peter Mathijssen.

For the first time App Inventor had a stand at Fosdem. FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software. Taking place at the Universit libre de Bruxelles...

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German Students Debate Artificial Intelligence

Feb 20, 2019

This is a guest story written by Matthias Mller and Andreas Weber. At the German International School Boston (GISB) students in grade 8 prepared a debate on the use of artificial intelligence in their German lessons. The debate culture in the 8th grade...

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Build an app, change your world with Februarys Creative Computing Challenge

Jan 31, 2019

Beginning on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.-noon, for four weekends. At the see science center in Manchester, NH.

Build an app, change your world with Februarys Creative Computing Challenge

Wellesley Creates encourages students to create an app

Jan 31, 2019

Wellesley Creates encourages students to create an app

Homemade Daft Punk Helmet

Jan 1, 2019

Homemade Daft Punk Helmet

Peninsula Bridge CS BootCamp

Dec 25, 2018

Last June 21-July 10, Peninsula Bridge partnered with Amazon Web Services and IDEO to offer a three-week long Computer Science BootCamp for 35 Peninsula Bridge high school students. For many this was their first computer science experience. Students learned about the basics of coding and logical thinking as well as...

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ChickTech workshop brings technology know-how, careers to Missoula-area girls

Dec 13, 2018

ChickTech workshop brings technology know-how, careers to Missoula-area girls

North Dallas students app selected to represent Rep. Pete Sessions district

Dec 13, 2018

North Dallas students app selected to represent Rep. Pete Sessions district

Middle School Teachers Learn About Computer Science

Dec 3, 2018

Middle School Teachers Learn About Computer Science

Afterschool Program In Edison Exposes Students to Tech Skills, Careers

Dec 3, 2018

Afterschool Program In Edison Exposes Students to Tech Skills, Careers

Adopt a Pollinator for a Pet: 10-Year-Old Invents an App to Save Bees

Dec 3, 2018

Adopt a Pollinator for a Pet: 10-Year-Old Invents an App to Save Bees

Mobile Computer Science Principles Fall Professional Development

Oct 12, 2018

Mobile CSP is a College Board-endorsed AP Computer Science Principles curriculum that introduces high school students to coding and computer science by building creative, socially useful mobile apps using...

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TeenHack Summer Workshop 2018: 118 Kids & Teenagers Receives A Lifetime Digital Skill & Experience In Abia State

Oct 4, 2018

TeenHack Summer Workshop 2018: 118 Kids & Teenagers Receives A Lifetime Digital Skill & Experience In Abia State

Coding Sisters Bring App Development to Middle School Girls

Sep 5, 2018

Roseville, MN - September 2018 On August 13, 2018, teenage sisters Grace Su (age 17) and Cindy Su (age 13) created and led a free two-week app development camp called Girls APPspirations at the Roseville Library. The program leaders stated, "We wanted to provide an opportunity for female students to...

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Amazon expands Alexa Fund Fellowship to 18 universities to support voice technology research

Aug 24, 2018

Amazon expands Alexa Fund Fellowship to 18 universities to support voice technology research

School girls use technology to make apps tackling low self-esteem in peers

Aug 6, 2018

School girls use technology to make apps tackling low self-esteem in peers

Lenovo and NAF Announce 2018 Mobile App Fan Favorite

Aug 6, 2018

Lenovo and NAF Announce 2018 Mobile App Fan Favorite

Component Release (nb169) Coming on Wednesday July 11th

Jul 10, 2018

We are planning to do a Component Release of MIT App Inventor on Wednesday July 11th sometime in the evening (U.S. East Coast Time, GMT-4). This will be release nb169.

A Component Release is an update to MIT App Inventor that also updates the MIT AI2...

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Middle School Coders Create App To Help With Memory Loss

Jun 13, 2018

Middle School Coders Create App To Help With Memory Loss

Capital One Coders gives middle school students a look at software development

Jun 12, 2018

Capital One Coders gives middle school students a look at software development

Qatars youngest app developers rewarded at YouthMobile contest

May 17, 2018

Qatars youngest app developers rewarded at YouthMobile contest

Etobicoke Grade 9 girls win Toronto tech award for best health app

May 17, 2018

Etobicoke Grade 9 girls win Toronto tech award for best health app

Code Haven plans annual student fair

May 1, 2018

Code Haven plans annual student fair

Students find a common language with computer science

May 1, 2018

Students find a common language with computer science

Hackathon organization hosts girls-only event

Apr 2, 2018

Hackathon organization hosts girls-only event

Dublin High School Student Coders Develop an App for Schools: Taking Stay on Course from Idea to Reality

Apr 2, 2018

Dublin High School Student Coders Develop an App for Schools: Taking Stay on Course from Idea to Reality

Free class: Mobile CSP with App Inventor

Mar 18, 2018

Learn to use the open development tool, App Inventor, to program on Android devices. You will learn how to design and build mobile apps -- apps that are aware of their location, send and receive text messages, and give advice and directions. The only limit on the types of apps...

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5 LIers win app coding challenge

Feb 14, 2018

5 LIers win app coding challenge

Modesto teens develop award-winning app to help homeless population

Feb 14, 2018

Modesto teens develop award-winning app to help homeless population

Over 3,000 students in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa learned programming with IT boards initiative

Feb 4, 2018

Over 3,000 students in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa learned programming with IT boards initiative

Students design, build apps

Feb 4, 2018

Students design, build apps

GEC conducts workshop on Android Apps

Feb 4, 2018

GEC conducts workshop on Android Apps

UW joins international competition to mentor girls in tech

Feb 4, 2018

UW joins international competition to mentor girls in tech

William J. Johnston Middle School students develop app

Feb 4, 2018

William J. Johnston Middle School students develop app

Technovation 2018 MIT App Inventor Workshop

Jan 26, 2018

Beginner and Advanced sessions for people interested in learning how to use MIT App Inventor in preparation for participation in the 2018 Technovation Challenge. Register on Eventbrite. January 27, 2018 Stata Center @ MIT 32 Vassar St. Cambridge, MA Agenda: 9:30am: Doors Open 10:00am 12noon: MIT App Inventor!...

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Technovation MA 2018 Kickoff

Jan 5, 2018

Rescheduled due to weather. Come to the Kickoff for the 2018 Technovation Season! You don't need to have a team, an idea, or any experience at all! Just bring your interest & energy and discover more about Technovation. This event is for all roles, all types, EVERYONE! Teachers, coaches, community...

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Kuttikootam: About 30,000 Kerala Children To Get Training In App Building

Dec 18, 2017

About 30,000 school children in Kerala will get expert training in the mobile app building during the upcoming Christmas vacation.

Kuttikootam: About 30,000 Kerala Children To Get Training In App Building

Tech careers in Kentucky: A future emerges after coal

Dec 18, 2017

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Tech careers in Kentucky: A future emerges after coal

Computer Science Education Week: Going Beyond Code

Dec 12, 2017

If you think computer science education is just learning to write code, think again. See how MIT App Inventor is working with people to go beyond code in this great article.

Computer Science Education Week: Going Beyond Code

What MIT Researchers And Coal Miners Are Teaching Each Other About The Future Of Work

Dec 6, 2017

A chance encounter at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between an alum from Kentucky and an MIT researcher has led to a unique partnership. Its focused on the future of the work in a part of the country where the coal industry has been hemorrhaging jobs.

What MIT Researchers And Coal Miners Are Teaching Each Other

Coding Creativity Reigns During Computer Science Education Week

Dec 6, 2017

Computational thinking skills and other STEM creativity mark this celebratory week. "Computer science should not be relegated to just one week per year, either. Educator Steven W. Anderson writes on EdTech that choosing Hour of Code projects that can be continued throughout the year is a great way to allow...

Coding Creativity Reigns During Computer Science Education Week

Esquels journey to digitalisation

Nov 30, 2017

"Making use of App Inventor, an open source software developed by the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), employees at Esquel are trained as app developers. 'We are the first commercial firm to make use of the App Inventor software, a programme initially built to engage school children in coding.' Knowing...

Esquel’s journey

All-girl teams shine at global tech contest with health care apps

Nov 15, 2017

All-girl teams shine at global tech contest with health care apps

MIT@RIC: App Inventor Workshop for Everyone!

Nov 3, 2017

Want to learn how to make mobile apps for your Android phone or tablet? Interested in new lesson ideas for your classroom or Computer Science Education Week? Or maybe interested in the Technovation Challenge? Then make sure to attend this Workshop - it's presented by the people who make MIT...

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DIY Robot Arm Created With MIT App Inventor!

Oct 23, 2017

Smart Club DIY Robot Arm Created By RoboInside

CSforAll Summit 2017

Oct 15, 2017

The national computer science (CS) education stakeholder community will gather in St. Louis to mark progress on the CSforALL movement and announce new commitments to reach the goal of access to rigorous, inclusive, and sustainable computer science education for all US students. Join us!

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Sparkfun Webinar

Oct 11, 2017

Take a dive into the world of micro:bit with host Derek Runberg. Micro:bit is a powerful microcontroller that can be used without any software downloads. Well explore the possibilities presented by micro:bit and take a look at a few of the expansion kits available to make it even more powerful....

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Blocks and Beyond

Oct 9, 2017

2nd Workshop on Lessons and Directions for First Programming Environments A VL/HCC 2017 workshop in Raleigh, NC, USA, Oct. 10, 2017 The sequel to the 1st Blocks and Beyond Workshop (Oct, 2015)

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HCISD students build mobile apps in computer science program

Oct 6, 2017

HCISD students build mobile apps in computer science program

Lenovo Scholar Network Welcomes 68 New Academies Nationwide for the Advancement of STEM Education

Sep 21, 2017

Lenovo Scholar Network Welcomes 68 New Academies Nationwide for the Advancement of STEM Education

MassTLC Distinguished Leadership Award will be presented to the MIT App Inventor team

Aug 22, 2017

MassTLC Distinguished Leadership Award presented to the MIT App Inventor team

Girls on Fire ignites students coding passion

Aug 16, 2017

Girls on Fire ignites students coding passion

Code For What Around the World

Aug 4, 2017

Code for What Around the World

MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Mobile Computing

Jul 30, 2017

MIT will offer a Master Trainers Program to certify K-16 educators and other professionals in mobile computing education using the MIT App Inventor platform. This professional development program will continue to grow a global community of experts on mobile app development who are available to guide others through the exploration...

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What happens when girls in one of the worlds largest slums start coding and building apps

Jul 25, 2017

What happens when girls in one of the worlds largest slums start coding and building apps

International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2017

Jul 12, 2017

International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2017 (CTE2017) is the first international conference organized by the CoolThink@JC Programme for worldwide sharing of ideas as well as dissemination of findings and outcomes on the implementation of computational thinking development. CTE2017 will comprise keynote speeches, panel discussions, paper presentations, and exhibitions. All...

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Lenovo and NAF Announce 2017 Lenovo Scholar Network Mobile App Development Fan Favorite

Jul 12, 2017

Lenovo today announced at the 2017 NAF Next Conference this years 2017 Lenovo Scholar Network Fan Favorite mobile app honoree. Following the top five apps announcement of this years national Lenovo Scholar Network mobile app development competition, Lenovo and NAF invited the winning teams from five NAF academies to showcase...

Lenovo and NAF Announce 2017 Fan Favorite

Girls Who Code Club Basks in Success of Under My Wing App

Jun 19, 2017

Girls Who Code Club Basks in Success of Under My Wing App

SHS girls win second place at U of C Technovation Challenge

Jun 13, 2017

SHS girls win second place at U of C Technovation Challenge

Kiama kids prepare for Tech Girls challenge

Jun 13, 2017

Kiama kids prepare for Tech Girls challenge

Coding Class Prepares Brownsville Students for World of App Design

May 22, 2017

Coding Class Prepares Brownsville Students for World of App Design

Need to report a pile of litter, or a lost pet? There are apps for that created by Billings girls

May 22, 2017

Need to report a pile of litter, or a lost pet? There are apps for that created by Billings girls

11,000 girls with courage - is a revolution

May 11, 2017

11,000 girls with courage - is a revolution

Caldwell-West Caldwell Elementary Students Present Innovative Projects

May 11, 2017

Caldwell-West Caldwell Elementary Students Present Innovative Projects

Bitten by the app development bug

May 8, 2017

Bitten by the app development bug

East Palo Alto grade school girls Super World app aims to solve world problems

Apr 27, 2017

East Palo Alto grade school girls Super World app aims to solve world problems

Wellesley Education Foundation hosts CreateAthon

Apr 12, 2017

Wellesley Education Foundation hosts CreateAthon

An innovation lab by kids, in the middle of a slum

Apr 12, 2017

An innovation lab by kids, in the middle of a slum

eDebate app design wins Best of State in Verizons app challenge

Mar 29, 2017

eDebate app design wins Best of State in Verizons app challenge

Wellesley MA CreateAthon

Mar 24, 2017

Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event is being presented in partnership with Wellesley High School's Computer Science students and teacher Dr. Robert Cohen, and with support from the Math Department. CreateAthon is open to middle school and high school students who live or go to school...

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Students get help with future through app

Mar 6, 2017

Students get help with future through app

SEM Shark Tank

Mar 6, 2017

SEM Shark Tank

GHS Girls Who Code Club Honored by BOE for Winning in Verizons App Challenge

Mar 2, 2017

GHS Girls Who Code Club Honored by BOE for Winning in Verizons App Challenge

Business Students Tap Into App Development

Feb 21, 2017

Business Students Tap Into App Development

De Pere Middle School app design wins national competition

Feb 17, 2017

De Pere Middle School app design wins national competition

NM high schoolers’ winning app teams them up with MIT to tackle local, national issue

Feb 17, 2017

NM high schoolers’ winning app teams them up with MIT to tackle local, national issue

Verizon names STEM High app team a Best in Nation winner

Feb 17, 2017

Verizon names STEM High app team a Best in Nation winner

Sharon seventh graders win national award for autism app

Feb 17, 2017

Sharon seventh graders win national award for autism app

Roboter programmieren wie die Profis vom MIT

Feb 15, 2017

Roboter programmieren wie die Profis vom MIT

Student Working on New App to Access Foxborough HS Info

Feb 7, 2017

Student Working on New App to Access Foxborough HS Info

Play Data Consortium East Coast Workshop at MIT

Feb 3, 2017

The Play Data Consortium (in collaboration with The Education Arcade at MIT) is hosting a NSF-funded all-day (9AM - 4PM) workshop at MIT (in Cambridge, MA) on Saturday, February 4th on play, learning, and data for researchers & learning games designers in the US East. As always, our motto is:...

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Technovation 2017: Workshop - MIT App Inventor

Jan 27, 2017

For Technovation 2017 participants: Join us to get the inside scoop on how best to use MIT App Inventor from the MIT master users who build, maintain, and develop it! There will be both a beginner & advanced session running concurrently - pick the session that's best for you! Agenda:...

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Sharon Middle school students create autism app

Jan 27, 2017

Sharon Middle school students create autism app

Students’ anti-bullying app is finalist in national competition

Jan 26, 2017

Students’ anti-bullying app is finalist in national competition

Teach Your Kid to Code, Heres How

Jan 23, 2017

Teach Your Kid to Code, Heres How

Capital Ones Jennifer Manry on Girls Finding Their Passion in Tech

Jan 23, 2017

Capital Ones Jennifer Manry on Girls Finding Their Passion in Tech

Innovative Meeteetse middle schoolers win Best in Region

Jan 18, 2017

Innovative Meeteetse middle schoolers win Best in Region

’’Technovation 2017’’: Orange Tunisie et Technovation Tunisia soutiennent les jeunes lycennes pour le dveloppement dapplications citoyennes

Jan 17, 2017

"Technovation 2017": Orange Tunisia and Technovation Tunisia support young high school students for the development of citizen applications

’’Technovation 2017’’: Orange Tunisie et Technovation Tunisia soutiennent les jeunes lycennes pour le dveloppement dapplicati

Paterson students outsmart crime through technology

Jan 17, 2017

Paterson students outsmart crime through technology

NMS Students Design Apps In Class

Jan 9, 2017

NMS Students Design Apps In Class

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Jan 6, 2017

To promote computer talent training, Google 2017 CS4HS project started

To promote computer talent training, Google 2017 CS4HS project started

Now You Can Make Movies of Living Cells With Your Smartphone!

Jan 4, 2017

Now You Can Make Movies of Living Cells With Your Smartphone!

How This 63-Year-Old IIT Alumnus Made It Possible for the Deaf-Blind to Read and Send SMS

Jan 4, 2017

How This 63-Year-Old IIT Alumnus Made It Possible for the Deaf-Blind to Read and Send SMS

Boardman Students wins Congressional App Challenge

Jan 4, 2017

Boardman Students wins Congressional App Challenge

Burlington senior wins app contest

Dec 28, 2016

Burlington senior wins app contest

Why Is This Big Bank Helping Train Young Coders?

Dec 22, 2016

Why Is This Big Bank Helping Train Young Coders?

Capital Ones C1 Coders Program Creates Excitement and Opportunity for STEM Careers

Dec 20, 2016

Capital Ones C1 Coders Program Creates Excitement and Opportunity for STEM Careers

Chariho represents at CS4RI summit

Dec 20, 2016

Chariho represents at CS4RI summit

EHS students take Congressional App Challenge

Dec 20, 2016

EHS students take Congressional App Challenge

Investing in educators to meet the global demand for computer scientists

Dec 13, 2016

Investing in educators to meet the global demand for computer scientists

Technovation MA Kickoff

Dec 9, 2016

Come to the Kickoff for the 2017 Technovation Season! Microsoft Nerd Center 1 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142 Get the info, find a team, and start working on ideas! You don't need to have a team, an idea, or any experience at all! Just bring your interest & energy and...

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Class VII girls app caters to bookworms

Dec 8, 2016

Class VII girls app caters to bookworms

Camp K12 aims to catch entrepreneurs and innovators young

Dec 5, 2016

Camp K12 aims to catch entrepreneurs and innovators young

Danville teen wins congressional app challenge

Dec 5, 2016

Danville teen wins congressional app challenge

Noida girl’s app for finding book seekers wins Google India’s contest

Dec 5, 2016

Noida girl’s app for finding book seekers wins Google India’s contest

Jornada UIMP Comunicacion para la Educacion

Nov 22, 2016

On Wednesday, Nov 23th, 18:00-20:30 Casa de la Provincia (Plaza del Triunfo, Sevilla, Spain)

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Teaching Hong Kong students to embrace computational thinking

Nov 17, 2016

Teaching Hong Kong students to embrace computational thinking

Refugees go digital: How we taught young refugees how to code

Oct 24, 2016

The project Refugees go digital is a series of workshops that addresses young refugees in so-called 'International Preparation Classes' in Hamburg/Germany - This story is written by Theresa Grotendorst, App Camps Germany.

Many young refugees in Germany are taught in so-called 'International preparation...

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Peacebuilding and Literacy through Tech Innovation

Oct 24, 2016

Peacebuilding and Literacy through Tech Innovation

Youth-Made Civics App Puts Facts Back Into Politics

Oct 21, 2016

MIT's App Inventor collaborators at the Youth Radio Interactive team have just published a beta verision of Run 4 Prez, an App Inventor-created game for the presidential election season. Run 4 Prez is a race-style game where you compete against an opponent to see who gets to the...

Youth-Made Civics App Puts Facts Back Into Politics

Largest Single Lenovo-Hosted Volunteer STEM Event in U.S

Oct 14, 2016

Largest Single Lenovo-Hosted Volunteer STEM Event in U.S

Sydney primary school students named Tech Girl Superheroes

Oct 6, 2016

Sydney primary school students named Tech Girl Superheroes

Esquel Group App Inventor Journey in Empowering Employees

Sep 30, 2016

Founded in 1978, Esquel started as a shirt maker and has over the years developed the capacity to weave innovative technologies into its people-centric culture.

To change our employees perception of technology and develop their logical reasoning skills, programming capabilities, as well as computational thinking ability, the You Can Code!...

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Hier programmieren Lehrer Apps fr Schler

Sep 22, 2016

Hier programmieren Lehrer Apps fr Schler

The code for success: Campers learn how to program mobile apps at MOHAI

Sep 16, 2016

The code for success: Campers learn how to program mobile apps at MOHAI

OPINION: African ’techpreneurs’ key to development

Sep 14, 2016

OPINION: African ’techpreneurs’ key to development

Hutchinson goes live with ’Coding Tour’ in Greenwood

Sep 14, 2016

Hutchinson goes live with ’Coding Tour’ in Greenwood

Alunos se preparam para Segunda Mostra de Tecnologia Educacional

Sep 12, 2016

Alunos se preparam para Segunda Mostra de Tecnologia Educacional

My Experience at the MIT App Inventor Summit 2016

Sep 2, 2016

My Experience at the MIT App Inventor Summit 2016

Take it from Longmont middle-schoolers: You can win the national app contest, too

Aug 31, 2016

Take it from Longmont middle-schoolers: You can win the national app contest, too

Taking on gender gaps in health care and technology

Aug 23, 2016

Taking on gender gaps in health care and technology

Protecting the environment in Senegal? There’s an app for that

Aug 23, 2016

Protecting the environment in Senegal? There’s an app for that

Politeknik Brunei launches tech camp

Aug 23, 2016

Politeknik Brunei launches tech camp

Tres estudiantes de 15 aos desarrollaron una aplicacin para denunciar acoso callejero

Aug 8, 2016

Three 15 year old students developed an application to denounce street harassment

Tres estudiantes de 15 aos desarrollaron una aplicacin para denunciar acoso callejero

Designing apps without coding using the MIT App Inventor

Aug 8, 2016

Designing apps without coding using the MIT App Inventor

Everett students publish apps for turtle conservation and healthy eating

Aug 3, 2016

Everett students publish apps for turtle conservation and healthy eating

Serian Technation introduces app competition for girls

Jul 25, 2016

Serian Technation introduces app competition for girls

Mobile CS Principles Showcase

Jul 21, 2016

Twelve Massachusetts high schools are bringing the new AP Computer Science Principles to their students next year. Please join us on Friday, July 22 in Holyoke, Mass. to see the results of these teachers' 4-week professional development experience at the Mobile CS Principles Project Showcase. Who? principals, school counselors, teachers,...

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Teachers back in school, learning how inspire students with high-tech skills

Jul 21, 2016

Teachers back in school, learning how inspire students with high-tech skills

Lenovo and NAF Announce 2016 Mobile App Development Fan Favorites

Jul 21, 2016

Lenovo and NAF Announce 2016 Mobile App Development Fan Favorites

Merlo graduate wins nationwide app contest

Jul 21, 2016

Merlo graduate wins nationwide app contest

Programando un Mundo Mejor 2016

Jul 20, 2016

Programando un Mundo Mejor 2016

Capital One welcomes child coders to campus

Jul 14, 2016

Capital One welcomes child coders to campus

Chicas en tecnologa ensean a programar un mundo mejor

Jul 1, 2016

Chicas en tecnologa ensean a programar un mundo mejor

El prestigioso MIT designa a un profesor sevillano como mentor para el mundo de habla hispana de una aplicacin educativa

Jul 1, 2016

El prestigioso MIT designa a un profesor sevillano como mentor para el mundo de habla hispana de una aplicacin educativa

Making It Easy to Make Apps

Jul 1, 2016

Making It Easy to Make Apps

Los alumnos se apasionan por aprender cuando inventan apps con su mvil

Jun 27, 2016

Los alumnos se apasionan por aprender cuando inventan apps con su mvil

Progetto Nerd, l’informatica roba da ragazze

Jun 27, 2016

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Project Nerd, information technology is the stuff of girls

Progetto Nerd, l’informatica roba da ragazze

MIT program gives NH high school teachers a course in coding

Jun 27, 2016

MIT program gives NH high school teachers a course in coding

Newtown Middle School Students Publish An Android App

Jun 27, 2016

Newtown Middle School Students Publish An Android App

MIT App Inventor Summit 2016

Jun 21, 2016

The MIT App Inventor Summit is the annual gathering of the world-wide App Inventor community. Hosted by the MIT Center for Mobile Learning and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), this summit brings together a diverse range of individuals, including: research scientists; educators from formal and informal...

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Kids get Xtreme learning: Camp inspires students in science, tech

Jun 21, 2016

Kids get Xtreme learning: Camp inspires students in science, tech

Girls further love for science, math at Tech Trek summer camp

Jun 20, 2016

Girls further love for science, math at Tech Trek summer camp

Rochester’s growing options for making your own apps

Jun 10, 2016

Rochester’s growing options for making your own apps

THS students show off computer science skills at App Expo

Jun 10, 2016

THS students show off computer science skills at App Expo

Merlo grad’s app in national spotlight

Jun 8, 2016

Merlo grad’s app in national spotlight

Tecnologa para el empoderamiento de la mujer

Jun 3, 2016

Technology for women's empowerment

Tecnologa para el empoderamiento de la mujer

Este es el talento nacional joven que quiere cambiar el pas... con apps

May 27, 2016

This is the young national talent that wants to change the country ... with apps

Este es el talento nacional joven que quiere cambiar el pas... con apps

AppInventor Goes Local: adult students build an app inviting islanders to test their knowledge on the local dialect

May 26, 2016

AppInventor Goes Local: adult students build an app inviting islanders to test their knowledge on the local dialect

Lenovo Scholar Network National Competition Winners Announced

May 25, 2016

Lenovo Scholar Network National Competition Winners Announced

High School Student Hopes New App Will Make Hartford Safer

May 25, 2016

High School Student Hopes New App Will Make Hartford Safer

Grade Six girls from Nth Vancouver create Hike Safe app

May 13, 2016

The Ross Road elementary students are semifinalists in the $10,000 Technovation Challenge, a competition that asks girls to come up with a mobile app with a business plan for solving a problem in their communities.

Grade Six girls from North Vancouver create Hike Safe ap

App developed by South Fayette students promotes school bus safety

May 12, 2016

App developed by South Fayette students promotes school bus safety

Identify govt school students too for Code to Learn competition: Smriti Irani to Google team

May 12, 2016

Identify govt school students too for Code to Learn competition: Smriti Irani to Google team

McKinley High students connect with business owners to solve real world problems

May 9, 2016

McKinley High students connect with business owners to solve real world problems

Colimenses develop App to report bullying

May 4, 2016

Colimenses desarrollan App para denunciar bullying

Youngstown girls create app for competition

Apr 26, 2016

Youngstown girls create app for competition

Tech girls and the making of the Dharavi code

Apr 13, 2016

Tech girls and the making of the Dharavi code

Tech company to train girls on mobile app development

Apr 12, 2016

Tech company to train girls on mobile app development

Teenage girl coders from Mumbai slum are building apps to solve their problems

Mar 29, 2016

Teenage girl coders from Mumbai slum are building apps to solve their problems

Feel Like a Kid Again Play With Some Blocks

Mar 23, 2016

Feel Like a Kid Again Play With Some Blocks

Kids across Asia compete in App Jamming Summit to create and code apps of the future

Mar 15, 2016

Kids across Asia compete in App Jamming Summit to create and code apps of the future

BHS students’ app wins first place in 2nd Congressional District Contest

Mar 15, 2016

BHS students’ app wins first place in 2nd Congressional District Contest

Local students take on task of building app for autistic kids

Mar 15, 2016

Local students take on task of building app for autistic kids

App Inventor workshop at Boston STEM Career Conference

Mar 11, 2016

The Tiger Woods Foundation is hosting a STEM Career Conference at Northeastern University on Saturday, March 12. MIT App Inventor will be presenting two workshops to students on how to create apps with App Inventor. For more information on the conference, email Cristina Fernandez at cfernandez@tigerwoodsfoundation.org.

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Kingsland girls creating app to benefit community

Mar 11, 2016

Kingsland girls creating app to benefit community

Stemettes host two-day hack event for International Womens Day

Mar 8, 2016

Stemettes host two-day hack event for International Womens Day

Students spend day off at Info Tech Expo

Mar 8, 2016

Students spend day off at Info Tech Expo

NYC Parks SPARX Bronx girls imaginations

Mar 3, 2016

NYC Parks SPARX Bronx girls imaginations

Getting Kids Interested in STEM

Feb 24, 2016

Video with Shinjini Das in which she highlights App Inventor as a great tool for getting kids interested in STEM.

Getting Kids Interested in STEM

Arksansas Gov. Hutchinson’s Radio Column: Congressional App Challenge

Feb 24, 2016

Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson’s Radio Column: Congressional App Challenge

How to be a Great Mentor

Feb 22, 2016

How to be a Great Mentor

Free app day camp set for middle school-age girls

Feb 19, 2016

Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL will hold a camp for middle school girls on Feb. 20 where they will learn to build mobile apps with App Inventor. More information can be found here: http://news.siu.edu/2016/02/021016cjm16020.php

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Wahluke Junior High students making apps

Feb 19, 2016

Wahluke Junior High students making apps

Transition Year Students Get Hi-Tech in

Feb 17, 2016

Transition Year Students Get Hi-Tech in

Telemundo visits Burnett Middle School in the San Jose Unified School District

Feb 11, 2016

Telemundo visits Burnett Middle School in San Jose to see what they are doing with technology. Students show off the apps they have created with App Inventor.

Telemundo visits Burnett Middle School in San Jose

Recognised by MIT and Google, this 10th grader is looking to improve school fleet management

Jan 20, 2016

Recognised by MIT and Google, this 10th grader is looking to improve school fleet management

Smithfield High School team awarded Best in State for Verizon App challenge

Jan 19, 2016

Smithfield High School team awarded Best in State for Verizon App challenge

Review of Learning MIT App Inventor by Walter & Sherrman

Dec 20, 2015

I Programmer Review of Learning MIT App Inventor by Walter & Sherrman

App Developed by 10-year-old for Chennai Flood Relief

Dec 20, 2015

App Developed by 10-year-old for Chennai Flood Relief

Computer Programming Grows: Technology Grants Fuel Middle School Opportunities

Dec 17, 2015

Computer Programming Grows: Technology Grants Fuel Middle School Opportunities

Stratford School Asks: Too Early to Teach Coding? Never.

Dec 8, 2015

Stratford School Asks: Too Early to Teach Coding? Never.

K women show GISMO girls theres no magic to learning computer science

Dec 8, 2015

K women show GISMO girls theres no magic to learning computer science

Warren Easton Engineering Students Learn How to Program Mobile-Phone Apps

Nov 30, 2015

Warren Easton Engineering Students Learn How to Program Mobile-Phone Apps

Winchester High Students Honored

Nov 30, 2015

Winchester High Students Honored

A Team Of Teen Girls Is Using Code To Change The Way We Think About DUIs

Nov 30, 2015

A Team Of Teen Girls Is Using Code To Change The Way We Think About DUIs

Students bring ingenuity and passion to Glendale Unified’s Invention Convention

Nov 17, 2015

Students bring ingenuity and passion to Glendale Unified’s Invention Convention

Mobile Apps Shape Future Of IT Education

Nov 17, 2015

Mobile Apps Shape Future Of IT Education

Microsoft and Code.org launch Minecraft tutorial to teach kids how to code

Nov 16, 2015

Microsoft and Code.org launch Minecraft tutorial to teach kids how to code

28 Year Old, Black Woman Creates App That Lets You Take Back Text Messages

Nov 16, 2015

28 Year Old, Black Woman Creates App That Lets You Take Back Text Messages

A Team Of Teen Girls Is Using Code To Change The Way We Think About DUIs

Nov 13, 2015

A Team Of Teen Girls Is Using Code To Change The Way We Think About DUIs

Disaster Mesh: Freshman juggles being student, startup CEO, woman in tech

Nov 12, 2015

Disaster Mesh: Freshman juggles being student, startup CEO, woman in tech

MIT Helps Train the Next Generation of App Inventors

Nov 10, 2015

MIT Helps Train the Next Generation of App Inventors

Superheroes Summoned to Engage Girls in Science and Technology

Nov 6, 2015

Superheroes Summoned to Engage Girls in Science and Technology

Tween Girls Launch Hello Navi, an App Designed to Help Their Blind Classmate

Nov 4, 2015

Tween Girls Launch Hello Navi, an App Designed to Help Their Blind Classmate

13-Year-Old Bermuda Student Develops App

Oct 27, 2015

13-Year-Old Bermuda Student Develops App

Local Robotics Team Readies to Participate in Worldwide Challenge

Oct 27, 2015

Local Robotics Team Readies to Participate in Worldwide Challenge

Michigan High School Students Host Computer Programming Workshop for Middle School Girls

Oct 17, 2015

Michigan High School Students Host Computer Programming Workshop for Middle School Girls

Young Inventors Ability App Gains Traction

Oct 15, 2015

Young Inventors Ability App Gains Traction

Grant gives North Division students tools to build mobile apps

Oct 8, 2015

Grant gives North Division students tools to build mobile apps

High School Students Building Apps with MIT App Inventor

Oct 8, 2015

High School Students Building Apps with MIT App Inventor

New Courses Deployed by Verizon and Project Lead The Way

Oct 8, 2015

New Courses Deployed by Verizon and Project Lead The Way

Coding is the new "in" thing for students

Oct 8, 2015

Coding is the new "in" thing for students

Coding Workshop for Girls

Oct 8, 2015

Coding Workshop for Girls

Coding empowered these bright kids to create apps to make the world a better place.

Sep 20, 2015

Coding empowered these bright kids to create apps to make the world a better place.

Young People Dream of Blending Science and Technology At FIRST

Sep 20, 2015

Young People Dream of Blending Science and Technology At FIRST

Youth Radio Releases California Drought Trivia App

Sep 19, 2015

Youth Radio Releases California Drought Trivia App

Village Academy High to Partner with MIT program

Sep 19, 2015

Village Academy High to Partner with MIT program

High School Girls Can Learn how to Code & Help Local Non-Profits

Sep 14, 2015

High School Girls Can Learn how to Code & Help Local Non-Profits

Medford Students Create Mobile Apps with MIT App Inventor Tool

Aug 18, 2015

Medford Students Create Mobile Apps with MIT App Inventor Tool

Tyler Technologies Sponsors App Contest to Promote IT Careers for Maines Youth

Aug 18, 2015

Tyler Technologies Sponsors App Contest to Promote IT Careers for Maines Youth

Youth Radio partners with MIT App Inventor to create new app

Aug 11, 2015

Youth Radios first app for showcasing long-form reporting, designed and developed in collaboration with an MIT program, is now available for Android phones on the Google Play store. The app stemmed from Youth Radio Interactive, an initiative of the Oakland, Calif., media center that teaches young Link to Full Entry

Youth Radio Partners with MIT to Create New App

Aug 10, 2015

Youth Radio Partners with MIT to Create New App

STEM Summer Camp at UCSB Puts the Focus on Success for Girls

Jul 27, 2015

STEM Summer Camp at UCSB Puts the Focus on Success for Girls

Making Makers in Nedlam’s Workshop

Jul 20, 2015

Making Makers in Nedlam’s Workshop

Rowan Computer Science Teaching Android Apps to Middle School Students

Jul 15, 2015

Rowan Computer Science Teaching Android Apps to Middle School Students

Inside FIRSTs Scheme to Make Android the Heart of STEM Robotics

Jul 15, 2015

Inside FIRSTs Scheme to Make Android the Heart of STEM Robotics

Scholarships Offered in Mobile App Contest

Jul 15, 2015

Scholarships Offered in Mobile App Contest

Nigerian Teen Girls’ Waste Disposal App Wins International Development Challenge

Jul 15, 2015

Nigerian Teen Girls’ Waste Disposal App Wins International Development Challenge

App Development Summer School Curriculum at Lewis Central Middle School.

Jul 15, 2015

App Development Summer School Curriculum at Lewis Central Middle School.

Google India "Code to Learn" Contest

Jul 14, 2015

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CSTA 2015 - Blocks-based Programming: Toolboxes for Many Occasions

Jul 13, 2015

Presentation slides

1. StarLogo Nova:

1a. IPWIT: ~15 Hours of Instruction Resources:
  • http://www.slnova.org/resources/ipwit-2014/
  • http://www.slnova.org/resources/skill-cards/
PD: https://ipwit2015.eventbrite.com (1-day intro) 1b. Project GUTS Resources: http://www.projectguts.org/ PD: https://goo.gl/mHcGvO 1c. Imagination Toolbox PD: https://it2015.eventbrite.com (One-week, in-depth)

2. TaleBlazer

2a. TaleBlazer Documentation

3. GameBlox

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MIT App Inventor at ISTE 2015

Jun 26, 2015

MIT App Inventor is well represented at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. Workshops on Saturday and Sunday are followed by a presentation on Monday, June 29, 2015.

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Mobile App Development Contest for Students in Texas

Jun 11, 2015

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American Youth Skills Development Lags

May 26, 2015

American Youth Skills Development Lags

MIT App Inventor Honored with MERLOT Information Technology Classics Award

May 2, 2015

The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching MERLOT (www.merlot.org) Announces the 2015 MERLOT Awards for Exemplary Online Learning Resources This program recognizes and promotes outstanding peer reviewed online resources designed to enhance teaching and learning. The award is granted to honor the authors and developers of these resources...

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First Code Academy’s AppJamming Summit

Apr 17, 2015

First Code Academy's AppJamming Summit, features 15 new apps by top young app development talents in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. First Code Academy (FCA) is a leading education institute in Asia that teaches kids coding courses and develop curriculum for K-12 students to learn not just...

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App Inventor honored with 2015 MERLOT Classics Award

Feb 11, 2015

Its exceedingly gratifying to learn that App Inventor has been honored with a 2015 Classics Award, presented by MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) Editorial and Professional Development Services. MERLOTs area editorial boards curate and review works that they designate as Exemplary Online Materials. Each board annually...

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App Building for Everyone at the Tech

Oct 17, 2014

Spend an afternoon with Prof. David Wolber of the Computer Science Department at the University of San Francisco. At USF and on his site (http://www.appinventor.org/), Wolber teaches beginners to program with App Inventor, an app building program developed by Google and MIT. App Inventor provides the fastest way to build...

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BATEC 2014 App Inventor Workshop - Boston

Aug 3, 2014

Led by Kristin Violette, this hands-on workshop enables participants to utilize Computer Science principles by creating mobile apps for Android platform using App Inventor, a free visual blocks-based programming environment. We will be exploring curricular modules that use mobile app programming to teach Computer Science principles and mobile computing design...

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2014 App Inventor 2 Boot Camp for Educators - Holyoke, MA

Jul 27, 2014

App Inventor 2 Boot Camp is for teachers who want to learn MIT App Inventor 2, a free visual blocks-based programming system for Android mobile devices that can be used to teach computer science concepts through the creative design of apps for smartphones and mobile devices.

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Unitec Institute of Technology’s Mobile App Competition for Girls

Jul 25, 2014

Judging criteria for the competition will be based on problem solving and innovation, the illustration of the idea, and feasibility including content and the user market. The prize pool includes three grand prizes of a full three year tuition fee scholarship to study computing at Unitec, together with other prizes...

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2014 App Inventor Summit

Jul 16, 2014

The 3rd annual App Inventor Summit will be held in Cambridge, MA on July 17 & 18. The summit brings together educators, researchers, developers, and other App Inventor practitioners for two days of idea exchange, updates, and planning for the future. More information is available at the Summit Website....

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Pre-Summit Workshop: Linked Data Hackathon with Punya Framework

Jul 15, 2014

Want to learn how to quickly create and consume data in mobile apps? Join the Linked Data Hackathon Challenge at the MIT App Inventor Summit and learn to use our Punya Framework to generate and use datasets on the fly. Punya is an extension to MIT App Inventor that incorporates...

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EPA Chica Squad Gets Shout-out at Google Made With Code Launch

Jul 8, 2014

Technovation Challenge alumnae, the EPA Chica Squad, were selected to be featured “makers” in Google’s Made with Code initiative. The $50M 3-year initiative to encourage creativity and coding by girls was launched in mid-June. The EPA Chica Squad extensively used App Inventor to prototype their mobile...

EPA Chica Squad Gets Shout-out at Google Made With Code Launch

MIT App Inventor-based Mobile CSP Course Available Online

Jul 6, 2014

Starting July 7, the Mobile Computer Science Principles project (Mobile-CSP.org) will be offering its high school curriculum and its professional development (PD) course online through Google Course Builder (GCB).   In the Mobile CSP course students learn computer science by using App Inventor to build...

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MIT APP Inventor Summer School - China

Jul 6, 2014

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) Google and the MIT App Inventor are collaborating with Chinese Universities to host summer institutes Computational Thinking Using MIT App Inventor. Beginning Monday, July 7th, at team or MIT students, representatives of the MIT App Inventor Team and Google China will be traveling across...

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ISTE Workshop: Build Mobile Apps with MIT’s Center for Mobile Learning

Jun 28, 2014

This hands-on workshop will be offered during this year's ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, June 29, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT. Visit the link below for more information and to register.

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Deerfield Community School - App Inventor Tablet Pilot

Jun 23, 2014

Supported by the MIT App Inventor team and Google Education, Deerfield Community School in Deerfield, NH launched a successful two-week pilot program in teacher Ellen O’Donnell’s seventh grade science class in...

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BATEC 2014 App Inventor Workshop - San Francisco

Jun 22, 2014

Led by Prof. David Wolber, this hands-on workshop enables participants to utilize Computer Science principles by creating mobile apps for the Android platform using App Inventor, a free visual blocks-based programming environment. We will be exploring curricular modules that use mobile app programming to teach Computer Science principles and mobile...

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Computer App Programming (CAP) Competition in Hong Kong

Jun 20, 2014

On May 17, 2014, The Computer App Programming Competition (CAP 2014) or CAP Day was held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The competition was a great success and represents one of the largest collaborative efforts among university and secondary school teachers to promote programming education for secondary school students...

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Las Cruces Eighth-Grader Taking Homemade App to MIT Summit

Jun 18, 2014

A Las Cruces eighth-grade student is a home-town hero as his app is accepted into the MIT App Inventor Summit App Contest. Not only is he traveling to the Third Annual MIT App Inventor Summit, but the twelve year old, Mustafa Muhyi, also received some nice coverage in the Las...

Las Cruces Eighth-grader Taking Homemade App to MIT Aummit

Technovation World Pitch 2014

Jun 17, 2014

On Wednesday, June 18th, 10 teams of young women from 5 continents will convene in Silcon Valley and pitch their ideas to experts in the tech industry. World Pitch will be hosted by Intel at their headquarters in Santa Clara, CA from 5:30 - 9:30 pm PDT on June 18th....

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Resaca Middle School Team Invited to 2014 White House Science Fair

Jun 2, 2014

Congratulations to the team of middle school students from Los Fresnos,Texas for garnering more accolades for their “Hello, Navi!”mobile app designed to assist the visually impaired in navigating their school. See the full article in the Brownsville Herald.

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NYC May 2014 Scratch Meetup

May 16, 2014

Put on by our friends from the CSNYC Education Meetup, this special day will feature Scratch, App Inventor, StarLogo Nova, and TaleBlazer. The meetup runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, or to RSVP, please see the link below.

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Computer App Programming (CAP) Competition in Hong Kong

May 16, 2014

Recently, a programming competition for young students called Computer App Programming (CAP) 2014 has been launched in Hong Kong. Using "CAP" as the symbol, CAP 2014 is co-organized by IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society Chapter and Hong Kong Association for Computer Education. Its aim is to enhance students' interest...

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OASIS members lighting the Innovation Spark in Young Minds

Apr 22, 2014

AT&T employees are actively involved in STEM training in their communities to promote and support innovation in young minds. In 2013, OASIS at AT&T (the South Asian Employee Organization at AT&T) set an ambitious goal to teach 1000 students how to make their own mobile applications using MIT App Inventor....

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Deadline to apply for Mobile Computational Thinking summer workshop for college faculty

Apr 10, 2014

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to attend the July 2014 3-day workshop on Mobile Computational Thinking through App Inventor. Stipends available for college faculty who commit to teaching App Inventor in a 2014-15 course. Click here for more details.

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NJAET Symposium: 30 Minute Android App with MIT App Inventor

Mar 21, 2014

Arta Szathmary will be presenting her session, "30 minute Android App using MIT App Inventor", at the New Jersey Association for Educational Technology (NJAET) Symposium. Visit the NJAET Symposium home page to learn about the event and Arta's workshop.

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Google in Education New England Summit Half-Day App Inventor Bootcamp

Mar 13, 2014

Computer Science For Everyone (App Inventor in EDU) (1/2 day) In this hands-on workshop, participants will develop Android apps using MIT App Inventor 2, a blocks-based programming language for building fully-functional mobile apps. App Inventor programs are constructed by dragging and dropping components into an interface designer, and then describing...

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Girls Code program in Utah encourages girls to pursue CS degrees

Mar 13, 2014

Girls Code At CTEC (Canyon Technology Education Center in Sandy, UT) is a program designed to introduce high school age girls to computer science and programming during the summer. It has operated since 2012 and has served 13 girls each year in the program. The girls learn...

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SIGCSE App Inventor Workshop - Atlanta, GA

Mar 5, 2014

The Computational Thinking Through Mobile Computing project, funded by NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM, is pleased to be invited to host a workshop at SIGCSE this coming March. More information on this 3-hour hands-on workshop on App Inventor 2 will be forthcoming on the SIGCSE 2014 Conference Agenda.

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Technovation Inspires the Next Generation of Female Technology Entrepreneurs using App Inventor

Feb 2, 2014

High school, middle school, and university students learn to research, design, develop, and pitch mobile app prototypes to real investors as they compete to win $20k in funding.

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Computer App Programming (CAP) Competition Launched in Hong Kong

Jan 31, 2014

Recently, a programming competition for young students called Computer App Programming (CAP) 2014 has been launched in Hong Kong. Using "CAP" as the symbol, CAP 2014 is co-organized by IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society Chapter and Hong Kong Association for Computer Education. Its aim is to enhance students' interest...

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Two Teams from Alexandria, VA in Running to Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Jan 27, 2014

Schools Named as Finalist for Nationwide Competition from Fairfax County Mark Twain Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High School among nationwide schools in the running to win Verizon App Challenge. January 24, 2014 LAUREL, MD Eighty-one teams of creative middle and high school students have earned the title Best in...

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Technovation 2014 Kick-Off Event (MIT Stata Center)

Jan 24, 2014

January 25th: 10am 12pm Technovation 2014 Kick-Off Event MIT Stata Center Agenda: Intro to Technovation 10am Mentor Meet & Greet 11am Student program continues 12-4pm; mentors are welcome to attend. Click here to register for the Kick-Off

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App Inventor Hour of Code for CS Ed Week

Dec 8, 2013

As part of the largest online learning event, App Inventor is partnering with code.org and dozens of other partners to bring teachers and students everywhere an "hour of code" to increase interest and participation in computer science, as well as public support for CS in K-12.

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K-8 Division International App Winner

Dec 2, 2013

While many 12-year olds are playing video games or pulling pranks, this 12-year old came up with the idea for a winning app. Arjun Kumar won 1st place in the K-8 division of the 2012 MIT App Inventor competition. Arjun is a seventh grade student from Velammal Vidyashram school...

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UNH’s EPSCoR program recieves NSF grant

Dec 2, 2013

University of New Hampshire -- September 18, 2013

New Hampshire Ecosystem Computing Challenge Receives $750,000 Award from National Science Foundation

To be competitive in the 21st century workplace, high school students today need to acquire strong computational skills and be able to connect and apply academic content to real-world challenges....

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NSF supports Youth Radio Innovation Lab

Dec 2, 2013

NSF supports collaboration between MIT Center for Mobile Learning and Youth Radio to launch new Innovation Lab

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Youth Radio a $1.7 million grant to launch the Youth Radio Innovation Lab, a three-year project that partners underserved young people with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics...

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MIT’s app building software aids during disaster

Dec 2, 2013

September 30, 2013 -- MIT News Office

Researchers combine powerful new Web standards with the intuitive, graphical MIT App Inventor to aid relief workers with little programming expertise.

Researchers at MITs Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Qatar Computing Research Institute have developed new tools that allow people...

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Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Oct 1, 2013

App Inventor's Education Director Shay Pokress represented the MIT App Inventor project at the 2013 Grace Hopper Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on October 2-5, 2013. This conference brings together computer scientists, educators, and students from all over the world to take part in seminars, workshops, and talks about everything...

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Winning App Featured in TIME For Kids

Sep 15, 2013

A team of middle schoolers from North Dakota poses with their new app, Recycling Bin

TIME for Kids featured this story about a team of North Dakota middle school students who used App Inventor to create an app to encourage more recycling in their community. The students...

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App Inventor Bootcamp for High School Educators

Aug 12, 2013

App Inventor Boot Camp for High School Educators

August 13 - 16, 2013 Holyoke, Mass. Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center High school educators, middle school or college educators also welcome Schedule: Tuesday, Aug. 13 - Thurs., Aug. 15, 8:30 am - 4 pm Friday, Aug. 16, 9 am -...

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Black Girls Code Mobile App Bootcamps

Aug 9, 2013

Black Girls Code is running several workshops around the country using MIT App Inventor. The curriculum used is based on Mobile Entrepreneurship. The Oakland class will get to go to Facebook for a App hackathon!

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Idaho Upward Bound Program Teaches College Readiness with App Inventor

Aug 5, 2013

Yu-Chang Hsu, a professor of educational technology at Boise State University, usually teaches grad students. But for the past two summers, he has taught high school seniors to make their own apps with App Inventor, as part of Upward Bound, a program designed to prepare low-income students for college enrollment....

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BATEC Summer Institute App Inventor Mobile Programming

Aug 4, 2013

The Broadening Advanced Technological Educational Connections (BATEC) National Summer Institute provides no cost, intensive, week-long Train the Trainer professional development opportunities in emerging technologies to current faculty of high schools, community colleges, and universities. This hands-on App Inventor workshop enables participants to explore curricular modules that use mobile app programming...

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Plant Data Collector: a field biologists personal assistant

Jul 24, 2013

Jere Boudell is a professor of biology at Clayton State University. When she showed us her app for collecting botanical data in the field, we were eager to have her share her story (below).

The Plant Data Collector app is an app Ive wanted to create since I was a...

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UMass Lowell Deep Dive into App Inventor (CS4HS)

Jul 23, 2013

Under a CS4HS Google grant, University of Massachusetts Lowell CS professor Fred Martin and his staff held a three-day "Deep Dive into App Inventor" for middle and high school educators. The focus of the workshop was to develop approaches for including App Inventor in grades 6-12 computer science, technology, mathematics,...

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Introducing Computational Thinking Through Mobile Computing

Jul 18, 2013

The Introducing Computational Thinking Through Mobile Computing NSF-funded project hosted an educator's workshop in July 2013.

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2013 App Inventor Summit @ MIT

Jul 16, 2013

Wednesday, July 17 & Thursday, July 18, 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, • Cambridge, MA

The MIT Center for Mobile Learning will host a two-day summit for the App Inventor community. This conference will allow time for small working groups to develop plans for collaboration around App Inventor.

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Mobile Computer Science Principles Course

Jun 30, 2013

Trinity College, in partnership with the Hartford Public School System, the Connecticut Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association, and other Hartford area high schools, will train approximately 30 Connecticut high school teachers to teach computing courses in Connecticut high schools that currently do not teach computer science. The course...

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CS4HS App Inventor Online Course at College of St. Scholastica

Jun 30, 2013

With a grant from Google's CS4HS program, the College of St. Scholastica offered a free online workshop in July 2013, helping teachers learn how to incorporate MIT App Inventor in their curriculum. Chery Takkunen in the School of Education and Jennifer Rosato in the Computer Science Department.

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East Palo Alto girls create app to clean up graffiti, trash

May 24, 2013

Technovation Challenge is the worlds largest and longest-running tech competition for girls. High school girls work with MIT App Inventor to design their own mobile apps in response to the question, What is a problem in your community for which you could create an app as a solution? This year...

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Teens show off App Inventor apps in Technovation World Pitch Competition

May 22, 2013

Technovation Challenge 2013 brought teams of high school girls from all over the world to pitch their app ideas and business plans before a panel of judges. This year's challenge encouraged girls to develop an app using App Inventor to solve a problem in their local community. Visit the

Technovation Challenge 2013

Verizon Announces Innovative App Challenge Winners

Mar 25, 2013

Congratulations to 2013 Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners! The MIT App Inventor team will be sending trainers out to the ten winning schools to help the students use App Inventor to make their app design concepts fully functional. Full Press Release...

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CSEV receives award from the New Media Consortium for unX

Mar 15, 2013

Centro Superior para la Enseanza Virtual (CSEV), our partner in the unX initiative, has been awarded the 2013 NMC Center of Excellence Award. Recognized for developing inventive and interactive models to transmit knowledge on online environments through their unX program. The unX program delivers massively open online courses in an...

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unX offers Online App Inventor course in Portuguese

Jan 19, 2013

FIAP in Brazil is offering a free online App Inventor class in Portuguese! The course is made of 14 short videos that cover everything from configuration to the creation of apps with maps, databases, sensors, etc.

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UK celebrates release of landmark computer science teaching materials for mobile application design

Dec 19, 2012

The first teaching materials for mobile application design in the UK computer science curriculum were officially launched last week. Jeremy Scott, principal teacher of computing at George Heriots School in Edinburgh, has produced the materials on secondment to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, in partnership with the British Computing Society...

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I Will Inspire: Technovation Challenge PSA

Nov 16, 2012

Iridescent has released a captivating new public service announcement called "I Will Inspire". The goal of the ad is to encourage more girls to take part in the 12-week Technovation Challenge program. Enrollment information is online at www.technovationchallenge.org.

I Will Inspire

UNED Launches Spanish Online Platform for teaching App Inventor + Entrepreneurship

Oct 30, 2012

The Spanish publication El Pas featured this story about the launch of UNX, a new online platform for teaching entrepreneurship through building mobile apps with App Inventor. MIT Center for Mobile Learning is a collaborating partner in this project, along with Spanish partners Universidad Nacional de Educacin a Distancia (UNED),...

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Technovation Challenge Winning App, I.O.U, now available on Google Play

Sep 24, 2012

Ever wonder where something went, and realized that you had loaned it to someone the week before? Tired of keeping track of the money you owe your friends? I.O.U, an Android app created by high school girls using App Inventor, allows you to keep track of items and money that...

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NSF Awards Grant for App Inventor Teaching Project

Aug 30, 2012

The National Science Foundation TUES program (Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has awarded a $565,836 grant to support mobile programming education with App Inventor. The project involves Wellesley College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and University of San Francisco. The focus of the...

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App Inventor featured on NPR

Aug 10, 2012

In a segment aired on NPR on August 3, 2012 Marketplace Tech featured App Inventor in a story about summer technology camps for students. The teacher interviewed in the segment is Ria Galanos, who has been teaching App Inventor classes in Georgia for the past two years.

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App Inventor in Taiwan

Jul 23, 2012

The CAVE Education Group promotes robotics education in Taiwan. Their website http://www.appinventor.tw/ hosts many App Inventor lessons, particularly ones involving the LEGO MINDSTORMS components. In May 2012, the CAVE Education Groupreleased a book in Mandarin Chinese so that App Inventor users around the world would be able to follow tutorials...

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Motorola Mobility Foundation Announces Empowerment Grant Recipients

Jul 10, 2012

Motorola Mobility Foundation awarded an Empowerment Grant to the Center for Mobile Learning at the MIT Media Lab. The year-long collaboration between MIT and the Motorola Mobility Foundation will create a signature curriculum based on App Inventor, a simple tool for building Android applications. It will focus on empowering young...

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Abelson Honored with ACM Educator Award

Jun 21, 2012

CML co-director Hal Abelson, a driving force behind the development of App Inventor, both at Google and MIT, has been honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with the Karl V. Karlstom Outstanding Educator Award for his contributions to computer science education. Abelson is the Class of 1922 Professor...

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App Creation Inspires Student Entrepreneurs

Jun 21, 2012

A recent article in Education Week details how after-school programs geared toward mobile-app development offer appealing ways to academically engage students in technical and entrepreneurial exercises.

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UNED, CSEV, Telefnica, Banco Santander and MIT Create the First Ibero-American Community for Digital Entrepreneurship

Jun 21, 2012

June 8, 2012 -- Madrid
UNED, the Center for Virtual Higher Education, Telefonica and Banco Santander Learning Services signed a collaboration agreement with the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to establish a massive open online community in Spain and Latin America. Thus was born the first Ibero-American...

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United States Marines use App Inventor in the Field

Jun 18, 2012

Chris Metzger, United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, has used App Inventor to create an app that helps other Marines destroy weaponry captured in the field. In his words, he is creating an app that calculates net explosive weights so that [his] fellow Marines can utilize it in country to...

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I’ll Write That App for You

May 16, 2012

My name is Pauline Lake and I am one of two Trinity College students whom was chosen to work with Trinity College's Humanitarian Free Open Source Software (HFOSS) during the summer of 2010. That summer I worked with another Trinity College student and two high school teachers to learn...

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Teaching Mobile App Design with App Inventor at Boise State University

May 16, 2012

At Boise State University, we offered an online workshop in summer 2011 and an online graduate course in fall 2011 on mobile app design for teaching and learning using App Inventor. The workshop was offered through Extended Studies, and the course was offered through Department of Educational Technology. Similar to...

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Teaching Teachers About Mobile Technology

May 16, 2012

Professor Richard Carter in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University

Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) offers a master's degree for K-12 teachers in Technology in Education. As part of the program we believe that teachers should not only to learn about the latest technologies, but also have the opportunity...

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Relevant and Real World Computing in the UK

May 16, 2012

In August 2011, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Computer Society asked Jeremy Scott to exemplify the teaching of Computing Science to Scotland’s junior high school students. Here’s his App Inventor story…

For over twenty years, desktop operating systems were the basis of most...

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Introducing Kids to Cutting Edge Technologies

May 16, 2012

Late in the 2010-2011 school year my principal approached me about taking on a new class the following school year. His idea was to create a course that would provide our students with the chance to experience cutting edge technologies. I agreed to teach the course, and embarked on my...

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A Young Adult’s Reflections on App Inventor

May 16, 2012

Youth work on Apps with MIT App InventorEver try teaching computer science to a group of teenagers right after they get out of a long day at school? I would expect it to be remarkably difficult and frustrating. But that’s just what I...

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An App for Women’s Health

Apr 16, 2012

I have been a women’s health Nurse Practitioner for 23 years. As part of my doctoral capstone project at Regis College I decided to develop a mobile app to educate women about the Pap test. Working closely with Professor Ralph Morelli at Trinity College, we met weekly...

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After School with App Inventor in Ireland

Apr 16, 2012

Last May I started playing around with the idea of doing some sessions on Google App Inventor in my kids' Primary (K-12) School. I'd had great success trying it out with three of my own kids aged 12 to 7.

I am a member of the school's Parent's Association and...

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