Grades 5th To 7th
In this virtual course kids create their very own phone apps for use on mobile and tablet devices! From their personalized version of “Mad Libs” and “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” to a silly “Emoji Maker” – your coder is sure to enjoy putting a creative spin on some of the classics! With a user-friendly “drag-and-drop” interface similar to Scratch this app building course enables kids to design a GUI (graphical user interface), to place buttons and text, and to strategically use multiple screens. Conditional statements and Boolean operators are examples of critical programming elements explored during the class.
No previous coding experience is required. Students must have a computer in order to code (not a tablet). It is recommended but not required that students use one computer to code and another device (tablet, computer) to participate in the Zoom class at the same time. Apps can be played on a computer, tablet, or phone.