Build your App, Teach your Students how to Build their Apps!

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Build your App, teach your students how to build their Apps!

Concept by: Lorenzo Gaspari

SUGGESTED COMPUTER PROFICIENCY: ADVANCED

Description

The course has been created for teachers and school staff interested in learning how to build websites & Apps using an easy drag and drop visual programming tool that doesn’t require them to write code. 

The tool would become an opportunity for the participants to learn how to build an app or a website, as well as to engage with their students in the amazing adventure of building software.

Using ICT solutions such as a course App as well as teaching the students to build their own App, can have a positive impact on students’ motivation to learn, and can help teachers to stimulate skills in their students such as creativity, entrepreneurship and a developed interest in the set school tasks in general.

During the course, participants will learn by doing and will be guided step by step through the interface of the application to familiarise themselves with the tool first and then to build an app or website. In such a way, they will take part in all the different phases of the development process.

Students are passively using applications / softwares without clearly understanding what is their underlying logic. With this course they will acquire the basic tools to move from a passive use of the software to the design of it, learning the elements and fundamental logic of software creation, passing from passive users to active developers! This course is providing the participants with a powerful tool as it unlocks their potential in the IT world.

By the end of the course, participants will have acquired the basic knowledge to build an App/website and will have learnt step by step how to introduce their students to visual programming that can be used for different school and teaching activities. Participants will be able to deliver their students the fascinating opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of building an App. 

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Understand basic programming concepts and the underlying logic;
  • Acquire specific modular visual programming skills delivered through content units;
  • Understand the purposes of App invention, and their practical application;
  • Learn how to use MIT App Inventor platform at a proficiency level, discovering its possibilities and future application;
  • Acquire a proficiency level to design different type of Apps from a simple to a more complex level, using the tools offered by MIT App Inventor;
  • Gain a basic knowledge about other App designing platforms, allowing participants to go further regarding App designing personal and professional ambitions;
  • Integrate the use of Apps in your lessons, understanding the benefits of using ICTs at school to engage students throughout their learning process.

Target audience

  • Teachers: primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs;
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Head teacher of ICT courses: Iacopo Falciani

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Included: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion.
  • Activities: classes and excursions will take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45), between Monday and Saturday.
  • Price: 480€

Next courses in Florence

  • 28 October - 2 November 2019
  • 25-30 November 2019
  • 27 January - 1 February 2020
  • 24-29 February 2020
  • 23-28 March 2020
  • 27 April - 2 May 2020
  • 25-30 May 2020
  • 22-27 June 2020
  • 27 July - 1 August 2020
  • 24-29 August 2020
  • 28 September - 3 October 2020

Next courses in Dublin

  • 14-19 October 2019
  • 23-28 October 2019
  • 11-16 November 2019
  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 30 December - 4 January 2020
  • 13-18 January 2020
  • 10-15 February 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020
  • 30 March - 4 April 2020
  • 13-18 April 2020
  • 11-16 May 2020
  • 8-13 June 2020

Next courses in Cluj-Napoca

  • 7-12 October 2019
  • 4-9 November 2019
  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 6-11 January 2020
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 2-7 March 2020
  • 6-11 April 2020
  • 4-9 May 2020
  • 1-6 June 2020
  • 6-11 July 2020
  • 3-8 August 2020
  • 7-12 September 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Our courses are designed to fit the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, but are available also for teachers from all non EU countries.

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Reviews about this course

This mobility has enabled me to learn about the new programming language, to improve my knowledge of programming and the English language. It was a beautiful and a fulfilling experience which helped me get acquainted with the customs, the cultural heritage, the language and the people of The Republic of Ireland. I hope I will continue communication and cooperation with all the people I met during my wonderful stay on the Emerald Isle.

Neven Kudumija

The “Build your App, teach your students how to build their Apps! – Dublin” Course was amazing!

Peggy Diederich

Our school sent two teachers and both were very satisfied. The teachers learned how to build an application in a very easy way. They show us how to do it and I was astonished how easy it is. I used to build programmes in Scratch and it is similar. We already implemented it in our school curriculum in programming Lego robots. Students responses are very positive.

Oleg Pasz

It was a well organised, intensive course that helped teachers get to know basic coding tools and platforms that use visual programming blocks to create apps. It was a great experience in a nice place in a great city!

Despoina Pavlides

It was a very intense learning in a nice little group with a very friendly teacher. Dublin is a great city, I sure will come back!

Claudia Mende

The whole project gave me the chance to improve my English and Italian language skills and get in touch with other teachers from Europe. Visiting Florence and Tuscany was an amazing experience thanks to Europass Teacher Academy who did a great job. Hope see them again.

Athanasios Siatras

The course was an eye-opener for me because I had had no knowledge of the steps that needed to be taken in order to build an app. This experience has improved my logical thinking and information processing skills, as well as my digital skills.

Cosmina Almasan

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