10 Steps to Hosting a Coding Camp Focused on App Prototyping
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|Audience:||Library media specialists, Teachers, Coaches|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Presentation software - Keynote, PowerPoint, or Google Slides - Optional
Sketching app of choice - Optional
|Topic:||Computer science & computational thinking|
|Subject area:||Computer science, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
Participants will learn how a large urban school district followed 10 steps to organize and deliver a virtual summer coding camp focused on app design and prototyping to build student interest in coding. We will share our story of how we explored and built app prototypes to solve community problems in the midst of distance learning and community protests. In addition, strategies for building connections with community businesses and computer science experts will be shared.
I. Word Cloud Poll through Poll Everywhere or Mentimeter - What are some problems in the communities where you live that you think an app could help with? - 5 minutes
II. Marketing App Design and Prototyping Camp - 5 minutes
III. Teaching and Learning Online - Google Meet and Schoology and Balance - 5 minutes
IV. Creating A Prototype Step-by-Step - App Design Journal - 10 minutes (Participants create sketches of app screens with app of choice and share on social media)
V.UI vs UX - Overlap and Accessibility - 5 minutes
VI. App Icons - Design, Color, and Purpose - 10 minutes (Participants create sketch of app icon and share on social media)
VII. User Feedback - Back to the Design Cycle - 5 minutes
VIII. App Pitch - How To Stand Out - 5 minutes (Participants submit app slogan to Poll Everywhere)
IX. Recruiting Showcase Judges - Computer Science Experts, App Develops, and Community Connections - 5 minutes
X. Showcase Event - Key Takeaways - 5 minutes
* Student examples shared throughout
*Participants can create the start of a prototype during session and share out screenshots or short video on social media.
Apple Everyone Can Code Curriculum
Apple K-12 Teaching Code - https://www.apple.com/education/k12/teaching-code/
App Design Journal - https://education-static.apple.com/coding-club-kit/appjournal.key
Code.org Why Computer Science - https://code.org/promote
Howard, N. and Howard, K., ISTE, 2020. Coding +Math: Strengthen K-5 Math Skills With Computer Science.
Randles, ISTE, 2018. 4 ways to make CS for all a reality - https://www.iste.org/explore/Computer-Science/4-ways-to-make-CS-for-all-a-reality
Silva, ISTE, 2019. Make Hour of Code a lifelong passion with these free resources - https://www.iste.org/explore/computer-science/make-hour-code-lifelong-passion-these-free-resources
Swift Coding Club - https://www.apple.com/education/docs/swift-club-playgrounds.pdf
Valenzuela, ISTE, 2019. Lessons to keep Hour of Code going year-round - https://www.iste.org/explore/computer-science/lessons-keep-hour-code-going-year-round
Valenzuela, ISTE, 2019. Profile of a technologically literate graduate - https://www.iste.org/explore/Computer-Science/Profile-of-a-technologically-literate-graduate
Valenzuela, ISTE, 2020. Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K-8 Classroom
Williams, ISTE, 201. No Fear Coding: Computational Thinking Across the K-5 Curriculum
Chris is an Apple Distinguished Educator & has been a district level technology integration specialist for the past 18 years, exploring computer science & coding, various forms of flipped professional development, student technology leadership Genius Squads, & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms with over 40,000 iPads. She has presented on a variety of tech integration topics at ISTE, Impact Education, International STEAM Summit, MN Codes Summit, & K12 Online Conference; delivered a TEDx Talk on creating 21st century classrooms that enable students to be Real World Ready & an ISTE Ignite talk about empowering students with iPads.