The most common way for students to use App Inventor is to establish a connection between a classroom computer and a mobile device over Wi-Fi, as described in our general setup instructions.
In many classrooms, App Inventor works without issues. A good way to test your classroom network is by following one of our introductory Hour of Code tutorials. If a classroom computer and mobile device can connect over Wi-Fi with one of these basic apps, chances are it can connect with any app.
Based on the Coolthink@JC curriculum, these ten 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.
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.
Solving Real-World Problems: The internet of things (IoT) is a way 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. It's critical for students to understand how data can move in and out of those devices! IoT lets us remotely control lights in our homes, monitor our property and make data-informed decisions about our communities, factories, and businesses.
Developing and Using Models: Students create a graph using data from a Google Sheets spreadsheet. They compare datasets found on multiple sheets and, in a final step, add a line of best fit. Today, making sense of data through visualization is a crucial skill for identifying real-world problems in your community and communicating evidence about them to others. This guide provides everything students need to start learning how to create new phone apps with their own datasets.
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.
This page includes various tutorials of all levels for use in a classroom.
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.
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.
This is our official guide from MIT App Inventor to designing, building, and sharing apps. Published by MITeen Press.
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.
Here you'll find links to other curricula and resources developed by educators from around the world.