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App Lab Mobile App Development

Categories: App Lab, Apprentice
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About Course

In this app-development course, campers will use the kid-friendly AppLab web interface to create a series of mobile games – from a simple “Cookie Clicker,” to a Wordle clone, and more. No coding experience is necessary and all of the required code will be provided to students. Campers will be introduced to basic coding principles in a beginner block-coding version of JavaScript and will learn the skills needed to customize and create mobile apps of their very own. The AppLab camp is perfect for students looking for a gentle introduction to real-world programming.

What Will You Learn?

  • Students will learn to use AppLab - Code.org's mobile app-building platform.
  • Students will learn the basics of programming: variables, functions, arrays, if-statements, and for-loops.
  • Students will learn how to engineer their apps with the user in mind.

Course Content

INSTRUCTOR BRIEFING
This section is designed to get instructors up to speed on the lesson plans, camp objectives, and tips to make running the camp easier. Lesson 4 of this section goes over the inventory instructors can expect in the Dinosaur camp materials.

  • Lesson 01: Camp Overview and Schedule
  • Lesson 02: Instructor Overview and Learning Objectives
  • Lesson 03: Instructor Course Tips

MONDAY – COOKIE CLICK APP
In today's lessons, campers will be introduced to AppLab and will try out a simple Cookie Click App.

TUESDAY – TECH-A-SKETCH APP
In today's lessons, campers will build a drawing app in App Lab. They will also learn about Boolean variables and if statements.

WEDNESDAY – SOUND BOARD APP
In today's lessons, campers will build a sound board app to play sound effects.

THURSDAY – SOCCER GOALIE APP
In today's lessons, campers will build a soccer goalie app.

FRIDAY – CREATE YOUR ADVENTURE APP
In today's lessons, campers will build a storytelling app in App Lab.

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