By: Allysen Lovstuen
Do you have an idea for an app that you think would be helpful to you in your classroom? Or in your life? The Project Lead the Way AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) class might be able to help!
This year the CSP class has been hard at work learning about the design process, creating product backlogs and sprint task lists, and analyzing and building programs in different programming environments. We will continue that work and, later in the year, will work with internet security, webpage design, and managing and visualizing big data.
Students created their first products using Scratch, a fairly visual online programming environment. Working in pairs, they designed games or stories (think "Choose Your Own Adventure”) where user input changes the outcome. After listing and prioritizing the features they wanted, identifying some for future release, they then created their project.
You can check out their projects by clicking the links below (once you click the link, clicking the green flag in the upper right hand corner of any project starts the game):
Next the students are going to be creating apps for Android devices. In my training class my partner and I created an app to randomly pair up the students in a class for partner work. Do you have an idea for an app that would be useful in your classroom? Or in your life? If so, share your comments below. Maybe the students will choose to build on your idea and create something you have been waiting for!
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