Utilising the Scouts own computer suite we will run 4 sessions of education and training, encouraging young people to design and create Apps for their own phones and tablets using the App Inventor suite. We will show how to use the tool to create apps of easy to moderate complexity levels, showing the steps required to utilise the phone hardware to create basic games and show more complex features such as using bluetooth and wifi to perform communication.
This is ideal for people who would like to progress from using Scratch, but want to move into event based programming.
Working in pairs we can cater for up-to 20 people in each session. The sessions will take place between 6:30pm and 8:30pm on October 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th.
These sessions are primarily aimed at the 8-15 year old age group, but will also be encouraging young leaders (16+) to take part and become trainers themselves. The event is open to the whole community and already has interest from students at schools in the local area.
I have 30 years experience in IT and have taught Scratch to primary school children. I am also an active volunteer in the Scouts group.