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Maharishi Middle School Designs Phone Apps

The Maharishi Middle School has designed android phone apps as part of their math and science project-based curriculum. They have published 20 apps on the Google Play Store that as of today have been downloaded and installed 1550 times from over 24 different countries. Here is their link: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=maharishi+middle+school.

Teachers Richard Incorvia and Barbara Hays made tutorials to introduce students in coding their own apps by working with the MIT App Inventor. The apps range from voice-to-text translators, strobe lights, paper doll dress up, and a variety of games. Students did all their own art design 

and coding, with each pupil ending up with an original app to publish to the Google Play Store.

“I had a lot of fun making my app, 'Tic-Tac-Toe.' Planning about what kind of app to make, making it, and finally publishing my app on the internet is a really fun class to be in. It was especially challenging to keep making it better,” says Bella Unger, 7th grade.

Incorvia said: "Students need to learn to code computers and their phones so that tomorrow's amazing technology works for them. It is great to offer them the chance to learn this valuable skill while saying 'Go ahead, make whatever excites you!'" 

Hermela Gebremaram, 7th grade, says, “Making apps is really fun. It’s the one thing in school that I can look forward to and spend extra time on discovering different ways to work with different components. It is both challenging and exciting.”

 

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