V2 (updated August 2016)     This curriculum is designed to be the third in a new series of Computer Science curricula for the Scottish education system. Aimed at students in middle and high school, this material "provid[es] a course in programming for mobile devices, [and] it explores new paradigms in Computing such as mobile technologies and new interfaces, whilst providing ample opportunity for inter-disciplinary linkage. Exercises are provided with sample answers and there are many additional activities which can be used to both broaden and deepen the topic." It describes itself as containing suggestions which "foster computational thinking" and "make learning more engaging" for students. Above all, this resource should not be seen as prescriptive. It contains guidance and suggestions which can make learning more engaging, while fostering computational thinking and greater understanding of Computing Science concepts in learners. I Love My Smartphone should not be seen as prescriptive. It contains guidance and suggestions which can make learning more engaging, while fostering computational thinking and greater understanding of Computing Science concepts in learners. The first two units in the three-part series are based upon Scratch and BYOB (Build Your Own Blocks).

Difficulty:basic
Lesson Typecurriculum
Subject:computer-science
Grade Level:
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
Resource URLhttp://www.royalsoced.org.uk/1035_MobileAppDevelopment.html (scroll down to Computing Science Resources)