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 staff, 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.

App Inventor for Educators Site

This site is specifically for educators using App Inventor in the classroom. There are curated, searchable resources available for use.

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

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.

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.