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Welcome! This is the website for the SIGCSE 2013, workshop Teaching the CS Principles Curriculum with App Inventor.

Teaching the CS Principles Curriculum with App Inventor – Workshop 20.
Please join us at SIGCSE 2013 in Denver on Friday, March 8, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM.  

This hands-on workshop is for undergraduate faculty and high school teachers. We will introduce participants to lessons, homework exercises, project assignments, and assessment materials (quizzes, grading rubrics) that can be used in an App Inventor-based, introductory-CS course.

Participants will develop simple Android apps and use them in the context of lessons and assignments based on the CS Principles framework.

We will also show work from our NSF-funded TUES project, including rubrics for assessing “mobile computational thinking,” and on-line interactive quizzes that challenge students to program blocks and checks their answers.

This workshop is suitable for those who are new to App Inventor, as well as those who would like to teach to the CS Principles standards with App Inventor.

Android phones will be provided on loan for the duration of the workshop. You need to bring your own laptop and we ask you to please install App Inventor ahead of time.  If you have an Android phone, you can bring that too.  Please follow these directions: before arriving at the workshop

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ralph Morelli, Trinity College
David Wolber, University of San Francisco
Shaileen Pokress, MIT Media Lab
Fred Martin and Mark Sherman, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Franklyn Turbak, Wellesley College

Please see what we’re planning at the Workshop Agenda page.

Useful links to App Inventor resources are contained in After Workshop.

Acknowledgment and Disclaimer: This workshop activity and the materials presented on this site are supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grants 1225680, 1225719, 1225745, 1225976, and 1226216.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.