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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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:

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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:
PD: (1-day intro) 1b. Project GUTS Resources: PD: 1c. Imagination Toolbox PD: (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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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 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 (, 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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MIT App Inventor-based Mobile CSP Course Available Online

Jul 6, 2014

Starting July 7, the Mobile Computer Science Principles project ( 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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