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Workshop Schedule July 19-21, 2017

This is a three-day Beginner workshop on App Inventor with followup on Alice programming describing our new Alice curriculum materials.

The three-day App Inventor workshop will be held from 8:30am-5pm (Mon), 8:30am-5pm (Tues), and 8:30am-3pm (Wed) in LSRC D106 and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. There is no charge for the workshop. Breakfast and lunch include demos and discussions, so we start at 8:30am.

Please see the logistics page for directions, parking passes, and housing.


Workshop Schedule

Monday, July 17, 2017 - Day 1
  • 8:30am- Registration and breakfast snacks
  • 9:00-9:30am - Welcome, Introductions and your experience with Alice and other programming tools
  • 9:30-10:30am - Workshop Overview, I ♥ Candy Demo
  • 10:30-10:45am - Break
  • 10:45-noon - Introduction to MIT's App Inventor 2
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Lunch, Alice 3 Update and Demos
  • 1:00-2:00pm - App Lab 1 (Hello Blue Devil)
  • 2:00-2:45pm - App Lab 1 Post Mortem
  • 2:45-3:00pm - Break
  • 3:00-4:30pm - Discussion: Using App Inventor to Teach CS Principles
  • 4:30 - Adjourn for the day

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Day 2

  • 8:30am - Breakfast Snacks, Answer Questions
  • 9:00-10:30am - App Lab 2 (Paint Pot)
  • 10:30-10:45am - Break
  • 10:45-11:30am - App Lab 2 Post Mortem
  • 11:30-noon - Discussion: IBM Softlayer Introduction
  • 12:00-12:15pm - Group Photo
  • 12:15-1:15pm - Lunch, Alice 3 Demos
  • 1:15-1:45pm - Softlayer VCL Hands-On
  • 1:45-2:30pm - App Lab 3 (Magic 8 Ball)
  • 2:30-2:45pm - Break
  • 2:45-3:30pm - App Lab 3 Post Mortem
  • 3:30-4:30pm - Discussion: Testing & Distributing Your App
  • 4:30pm - Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Day 3

  • 8:30am - Breakfast snacks, answer questions
  • 9:00-10:30am - App Lab 4 (UNC Ram Mash)
  • 10:30-10:45am - Break
  • 10:45-11:30am - App Lab 4 Post Mortem
  • 11:30-noon - Discussion: Using App Inventor to Teach CS Principles
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Lunch, More on Alice 2 and Alice 3
  • 1:00-2:00pm - iOS App Example
  • 2:00-3:00pm - Wrap-up Discussion