Teaching with App Inventor

Setting up your classroom

It takes some preparation to set up your classroom for App Inventor. This page explains what you need to do in advance and what you should let the IT people know to set up at your school.

Computational Thinking Curriculum

Based on the Coolthink@JC curriculum, these 10 units comprise approximately 50 hours of content. Students learn to think computationally, while making mobile apps with MIT App Inventor. Developed by MIT App Inventor in collaboration with Education University of Hong Kong with support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, this curriculum is targeted toward middle school grades and up.

Mobile CSP

This high school curriculum is a College Board-endorsed AP Computer Science Principles curriculum and professional development based on the theme of mobile computing. The course engages students, is project-based, and encourages collaboration and creativity.

The Internet of Things: Data Acquisition and Analysis

An image of the IoT app with labels showing sensor data. Solving Real-World Problems: The internet of things (IoT) is a way for students to collect and analyze real-world data to solve important problems. Today, almost every electronic device, even tiny ones, can be connected in some way to the internet. For that reason, it's critical to understand how data can move in and out of those devices! IoT lets us remotely control lights in our home, monitor our property and make data-informed decisions about our communities, factories, and businesses.

Community Forum

We encourage everyone to join and participate in discussions on our community site. Go to Groups, and request to be added to the " Teach App Inventor" group. Educators can also share ideas, lesson plans, activities, etc through the community platform.

MIT App Inventor Tutorials Page

This page includes various tutorials of all levels useful in a classroom.

App Building Guides for the Youth Mobile Power Series

In partnership with YR Media, we've built 9 App Building Guides that are based on articles written by young people on topics that are meaningful to them. They can be used as single tutorials or bundled into a computational action curriculum.

Artificial Intelligence with App Inventor

MIT is building AI tools into App Inventor that will enable even beginning students to create original AI applications that would have been advanced research a decade ago.

Official Book: Become an App Inventor

This is our official guide from MIT App Inventor to designing, building and sharing apps. Published by MITeen Press.

MIT App Inventor YouTube Page

This is our official YouTube page where you can find videos and video tutorials for Hour of Code, Computational Thinking Curriculum, Computational Action projects, AI with App Inventor and many more topics.

Internet of Things with App Inventor

This site includes information and tutorials for various connected devices that can interact with apps created with App Inventor.

Links to other App Inventor Resources

Here you'll find links to other curricula and resources developed by educators from around the world.