Learning to program can be a relatively simple task when one has the right tools. The MIT App Inventor is one of them: by just dragging and dropping, this visual software allows anyone, even without experience, to intuitively program fully functional applications.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, the mSchools programme, supported by Mobile World Capital in collaboration with GSMA, the Regional Government of Catalonia, and the Barcelona City Hall, introduced this tool as part of the syllabus of the App Education elective. App Education focuses on the design and creation of applications for mobile devices and enhances digital skills, fostering students’ entrepreneurial spirit.
On Saturday, April 2 more than 80 teachers from schools offering the App Education course are invited to participate in the App Inventor Day to become familiar with the tool developed at MIT. Through two simultaneous workshops, organised by level (beginner or advanced), the teachers will work in small groups to meet different challenges related to the creation of apps.
Through initiatives like this mSchools helps to train sector professionals in order to transform the learning of the next generation by means of mobile technology.