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#11601419 Oct 05, 2015 at 10:20 AM
Adventurer
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Welcome, Krista!
I can see your "another life" connects nicely with "this life". :-)
I believe you will find AI2 meet your needs. It is Android-only, but very powerful in creating native apps that run on Android.

#11599474 DysonLabs wrote:

I'm Krista Dyson. I teach Digital Media Production at the Information Communication Technology Academy at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Boynton Beach, Florida. I'm using 3D GameLab to teach my semester-long intro class twith mostly sixth graders and a few older kids (ages 10-12).

Design Experience
In another life I worked as an IT Project Manager for business applications in Worker's Compensation and also in Attorney Case Tracking. I also spent some time as a business side lead while redesigning legacy data collection systems in preparation for Y2K. Most of my work involved communicating with programmers about business side needs. That said, I feel like I've kept pace with new tech, and thankfully the basics of computer programming in terms of logic remain! In digital media, I use iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere & Audition, Hindenburg, Audacity or Garageband plus a whole host of online apps.

Apps
Learning - I use PixelPress Floors in my classroom for teaching the design process
Communication - Twitter
Game - Seven Little Words, Red Herring (word puzzle games)
Productivity - Evernote

Mobile Devices
iPads of many generations (iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad minis)
Kindle tablets
My students bring their own devices, so we have iOS and Android devices available
I've told students who want to build apps they need to have or partner with someone who has an Android phone, or "hire" that person as a "consultant" to test their apps (emulator works, too)

Why I'm Here
I'm playing this strand because, one of the units in the class I teach is computer coding, we've experimented with code.org, and the kids use Scratch in the projects that emphasize on Game Design. However, last year I had my students built apps using a platform called Yapp. I'd like to learn more about MIT App Inventor so that I can offer them an approach that is more versatile and computer science based, rather than the consumer plug-n-play experience of Yapp.

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#11613994 Oct 08, 2015 at 02:03 PM
25 Posts
Hi, I'm Dylan Thomarie.
I am currently a Library Media Specialist and Gaming & Coding teacher in a NY high school, using 3D Game Lab to structure the classes.

Experience.
Most of my programming has been with html and some dabbling in other areas. Nothing formal, all self-taught. In my school I am the go-to guy for tech issues, but not the formal IT person.

Apps
Learning - Kodable, Scratch Jr
Communication - Twitter, FB
Game - not much on devices (I game on Consoles and PCs)
Productivity - Google Keep

Mobile Devices
Ipad 2
kindle
Various android tablets
Always android phones!
At school we are using Chromebooks, so mobile devices are whatever the students have.


Why I'm Here..
I am hoping that I can learn from this group so that I can then pass on the information to my students. That way we can add an additional element to the Gaming and Coding class - which is new this year and in a constant state of flux!

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#11614150 Oct 08, 2015 at 02:52 PM
4 Posts
Hi! My name is Alison Weinberg and I am the Online Program Director at Edison High School in Portland, OR. We are a small, private high school, and it's my job to work with staff to bring their curriculum fully online, as part of our commitment to being a 1:1 school with a blended learning approach.

Many of our teachers already have websites where they post class announcements and assignments. However, since our students use iPads to do their schoolwork, I thought I might take things one step further and develop an app for each teacher so that students can access the online content directly through an app, rather than through a browser.

I graduated Boise State last May with my M.E.T. As part of my program, I took a number of design courses, including online course design, graphic design for instruction, and The Internet for Educators (in which we learned to design websites using HTML and CSS). Dr. Hsu was my instructor for both of the latter classes, as well as the professor who signed off on my final portfolio for the program. I know he is a top notch professor, and I am excited to be learning from him again.

I have never designed an app before, so I am excited to add yet another design skill to my ed tech repertoire!

My favorite learning app is BrainPop -- although I wish the GameUp side of the site was accessible on iOS :(
My favorite communication app is Voice Thread.
My favorite game app is pretty much anything by King (makers of Candy Crush). Their games are so addictive! I also saw someone else mentioned Carcassone. We have that one on one of our iPads. So fun! I also started playing Fantasy Football with my nephew and son this year, and I must say the ESPN app for that is pretty awesome!
My favorite productivity app is Pinterest. I use it to bookmark all things education-related as I find them on the internet. No, seriously! My work Pinterest account has WAY more pins than my personal account.

Devices? Almost too many to count!

I have two laptops (a Dell Inspiron issued by work and a Toshiba Satellite for personal use)
I also have a desktop computer at the desk in my office.
I have an iPad Air (issued by work) that I hardly ever use (unless I'm demonstrating something for students).
I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 cell phone.
My kids also have "hand-me-down" iPads. Don't know what models.
Finally, I technically own a Surface RT. Not long after I got it, I was given the work iPad, so my husband uses it more than I do.

Game on!
Cheers!!

ms_rb
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#11616513 Oct 09, 2015 at 09:41 AM
Adventurer
97 Posts
Hi, Dylan,
Your students can definitely use Chromebooks to develop mobile apps using App Inventor 2, as long as you have stable WIFI. Your students can also create animations and games using AI2!

#11613994 aeoneo wrote:

Hi, I'm Dylan Thomarie.
I am currently a Library Media Specialist and Gaming & Coding teacher in a NY high school, using 3D Game Lab to structure the classes.

Experience.
Most of my programming has been with html and some dabbling in other areas. Nothing formal, all self-taught. In my school I am the go-to guy for tech issues, but not the formal IT person.

Apps
Learning - Kodable, Scratch Jr
Communication - Twitter, FB
Game - not much on devices (I game on Consoles and PCs)
Productivity - Google Keep

Mobile Devices
Ipad 2
kindle
Various android tablets
Always android phones!
At school we are using Chromebooks, so mobile devices are whatever the students have.


Why I'm Here..
I am hoping that I can learn from this group so that I can then pass on the information to my students. That way we can add an additional element to the Gaming and Coding class - which is new this year and in a constant state of flux!

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#11616539 Oct 09, 2015 at 09:48 AM
Adventurer
97 Posts
It's great to see you again Alison, and thank you for the kind words!

It seems you have a great project to work during on after this class.
Please note that the tool, App Inventor 2, is very powerful for creating native apps. However, it allows you to create Android-only apps.

For iOS apps, you would need to use x-code to create native iOS apps or use tools like PhoneGap to create web apps (that can run on Android as well).

Hope this helps!

#11614150 ms_ruthie_b wrote:

Hi! My name is Alison Weinberg and I am the Online Program Director at Edison High School in Portland, OR. We are a small, private high school, and it's my job to work with staff to bring their curriculum fully online, as part of our commitment to being a 1:1 school with a blended learning approach.

Many of our teachers already have websites where they post class announcements and assignments. However, since our students use iPads to do their schoolwork, I thought I might take things one step further and develop an app for each teacher so that students can access the online content directly through an app, rather than through a browser.

I graduated Boise State last May with my M.E.T. As part of my program, I took a number of design courses, including online course design, graphic design for instruction, and The Internet for Educators (in which we learned to design websites using HTML and CSS). Dr. Hsu was my instructor for both of the latter classes, as well as the professor who signed off on my final portfolio for the program. I know he is a top notch professor, and I am excited to be learning from him again.

I have never designed an app before, so I am excited to add yet another design skill to my ed tech repertoire!

My favorite learning app is BrainPop -- although I wish the GameUp side of the site was accessible on iOS :(
My favorite communication app is Voice Thread.
My favorite game app is pretty much anything by King (makers of Candy Crush). Their games are so addictive! I also saw someone else mentioned Carcassone. We have that one on one of our iPads. So fun! I also started playing Fantasy Football with my nephew and son this year, and I must say the ESPN app for that is pretty awesome!
My favorite productivity app is Pinterest. I use it to bookmark all things education-related as I find them on the internet. No, seriously! My work Pinterest account has WAY more pins than my personal account.

Devices? Almost too many to count!

I have two laptops (a Dell Inspiron issued by work and a Toshiba Satellite for personal use)
I also have a desktop computer at the desk in my office.
I have an iPad Air (issued by work) that I hardly ever use (unless I'm demonstrating something for students).
I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 cell phone.
My kids also have "hand-me-down" iPads. Don't know what models.
Finally, I technically own a Surface RT. Not long after I got it, I was given the work iPad, so my husband uses it more than I do.

Game on!

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#11627241 Oct 12, 2015 at 01:09 PM
6 Posts
Hello Everyone!

My name is Melissa Matamoros, this is my first year using 3D Game Lab with my students. I teach middle school world history. I am very excited to be going through these quests, hoping I can start to use this with my own students.

I am also a doctoral student, working on my PhD in Higher Education Administration. My dissertation focus is on gamification in higher ed, faculty experiences with it and overall attitudes about using it, perceptions how others view it ,etc.

Learning: Glogster
Communication: Remind
Game: Flow
Productivity: Dropbox
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#11631043 Oct 13, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Adventurer
97 Posts
Welcome, Melissa!

#11627241 Matamoros_Z wrote:

Hello Everyone!

My name is Melissa Matamoros, this is my first year using 3D Game Lab with my students. I teach middle school world history. I am very excited to be going through these quests, hoping I can start to use this with my own students.

I am also a doctoral student, working on my PhD in Higher Education Administration. My dissertation focus is on gamification in higher ed, faculty experiences with it and overall attitudes about using it, perceptions how others view it ,etc.

Learning: Glogster
Communication: Remind
Game: Flow
Productivity: Dropbox

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#11637267 Oct 15, 2015 at 07:35 AM
3 Posts
-Introduce yourself
I am Mohamed ElSamahy, I teach IB Design in an International school in Egypt. I teach both MYP1 (Grade 6) and MYP2 (Grade 7).

-Share with us any kind of design experience (instruction, graphic, programming, app etc.) you have had so far;

I have before tried to create a few games with multiple engines (Construct 2, Unity, Unreal Engine, XNA + C#). I have dabbled a bit with C# and ASP.NET as well. I tried a few app creating engines as well such as MIT's Android App Maker.

-Share with us one/your favorite app in each of the following cateogry

--Learning
Duolingo

--Communication
WhatsApp

--Game
It changes all the time and they are many of them. Now I believe, Project Gorgon and Pillars of Eternity.

--Productivity
Google Keep

-Tell us how many mobile devices you have and/or have access to, and what kind of OS (Operating System) they are -running.
1x Lumia 525 running Windows Phone
1x Lenovo A3300 (Tablet) running Android 4.4.2
1x Infinix Hot 2 Pro running Android One Lollipop (latest version)

-Tell us why you are playing this strand!
I am here to create the apps I'd like my students to use specifically for my subject.
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#11639355 Oct 15, 2015 at 04:13 PM
Adventurer
97 Posts
Welcome, Mohamed!
What are some projects/apps you have in mind for your students?

#11637267 Vallar wrote:

-Introduce yourself
I am Mohamed ElSamahy, I teach IB Design in an International school in Egypt. I teach both MYP1 (Grade 6) and MYP2 (Grade 7).

-Share with us any kind of design experience (instruction, graphic, programming, app etc.) you have had so far;

I have before tried to create a few games with multiple engines (Construct 2, Unity, Unreal Engine, XNA + C#). I have dabbled a bit with C# and ASP.NET as well. I tried a few app creating engines as well such as MIT's Android App Maker.

-Share with us one/your favorite app in each of the following cateogry

--Learning
Duolingo

--Communication
WhatsApp

--Game
It changes all the time and they are many of them. Now I believe, Project Gorgon and Pillars of Eternity.

--Productivity
Google Keep

-Tell us how many mobile devices you have and/or have access to, and what kind of OS (Operating System) they are -running.
1x Lumia 525 running Windows Phone
1x Lenovo A3300 (Tablet) running Android 4.4.2
1x Infinix Hot 2 Pro running Android One Lollipop (latest version)

-Tell us why you are playing this strand!
I am here to create the apps I'd like my students to use specifically for my subject.

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#11765533 Nov 17, 2015 at 06:35 PM
2 Posts

Hello! I am Molly Duggan, and I teach graduate courses online in 3 different programs: Community College Administration, University Leadership, and Online teaching and Instructional Design. My background is teaching - LOTS of teaching but I have some web design experience and instructional design experience.


Favorite Apps:

--Learning - blendspace
--Communication - blogger
--Game - Elvenar
--Productivity - hmmm...not sure

I have access to my motorola smartphone droid maxx


-Tell us why you are playing this strand!

I want to design a mobile app for my campus and am considering using this as a task option in one of my OTID courses.
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#11823256 Dec 03, 2015 at 12:35 PM
1 Post
Introduce yourself-My name is Ben, I run the Administrative and Digital Design Department at Southwest ATC in Southern Utah.
Share with us any kind of design experience (instruction, graphic, programming, app etc.) you have had so far-I haven't designed any games in any way, but am an avid participant in what others have designed!
Share with us one/your favorite app in each of the following category
Learning - Canvas
Communication - Text
Game - Arkham Series
Productivity - Google Drive
Tell us how many mobile devices you have and/or have access to, and what kind of OS (Operating System) they are running. - iOS (two), Android (four), Windows (one)
Tell us why you are playing this strand!-I'm excited to get my students started in a more engaging and retention-based educational environment.
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#12205954 Mar 25, 2016 at 02:38 PM
Guild Officers
74 Posts
-Introduce yourself - My name is Joanna Marcotte. I am a middle school & high school computer science teacher.

-Share with us any kind of design experience (instruction, graphic, programming, app etc.) you have had so far;
I have 15 years experience with creating instructional material for students. As for graphic design, I am mostly self-taught, I've had no formal training.

-Share with us one/your favorite app in each of the following category

--Learning - Khan Academy
--Communication - Messenger
--Game - The Room
--Productivity - Calendar

-Tell us how many mobile devices you have and/or have access to, and what kind of OS (Operating System) they are -running.
I have access to 3 mobile devices - my cell phone (android) and two kindle fires


-Tell us why you are playing this strand!
- I am playing this strand to gain new skills to teach my students
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#14472146 Dec 21, 2020 at 01:49 AM
4 Posts
Check this one out https://coingambler.net
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#14508835 Feb 19, 2021 at 06:21 AM
2 Posts
Hi!
I'm Kirsty, I'm fond of self - developing and new technologies. I would like to share an exciting article about the Python and Node js comparison: https://deventor.io/blog/node-js-vs-python/
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