AppInventor is going iOS

I already wrote about AppInventor being fun even for absolute beginners in programming (perhaps not even knowing the meaning of this word): it’s like using Scratch (from MIT) supercharged — your mobile doing the things you want to (and mobiles […]

If THEY want to get it done – AppInventor is magic

Now and then I have students which not seem to be very interested in programming: this year a group of 14 girls and 5 boys aged 14 did not respond too enthusiastic to my offer to just snoop into some […]

AppInventor as a tool for applied Mathematics: GPS and coordinate transformations

Mobile devices offer a magnificent set of capabilities to use with studying physics — and this can be done with freely available software tools. Since five years I am using MIT AppInventor teaching programming courses for beginners and using it […]

Seducing to program (very fast)

My first draft started with “Seducing girls…” but I assume this would have produced a lot of false hits ;-). Nevertheless, this is one starting point of my journey: teaching computer science I often ask my students (age 14-15) what […]

Creation: Demonstrating Understanding (Monica Burns)

The title of this post is from a book from Monica BurnsĀ  I am reading at the moment. This is one aspect which is a guiding idea for me since many years: clearly, creating something related to a subject demonstrates […]