More than just coding

App Development is about solving problems.  Code is just one of the tools used.  One of the other key dimensions I am employing in my new Challenge Based course is the Everyone Can Create Curriculum.  This will bring in dimensions of video, photography, drawing, and music.  

 

Screenshot of the Everyone Can Create homepage showing two children using an iPad to capture a scene.
Everyone Can Create homepage at https://www.apple.com/education/k12/everyone-can-create/

The very first activity will be a short introduction video.  This intro video will be used at the entry point of the learners' portfolios.  They will be updating it each year.  This video will introduce viewers to the learner and their goals for after high school. The second video will be a silent movie that explains the problem their app will be solving.  I love this project.  It makes the learners focus on their communication skills and truly understand the problem they are solving.

 

The first page of chapter 1 from the Everyone Can Create: Video book.  The chapter is titled "Your First Movie".
The first page of chapter 1 from the Everyone Can Create: Video book.

Throughout all of these multi-media projects, learners will be learning new communication skills, pushing their creative boundaries, and becoming more well rounded designers.

Tagged in: Coding, Video, Portfolio

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