On Wednesday, the Grade 7 App Design Elective showed their final projects to The Hamlin School’s Technology Advisory Committee. The semester-long course started with identifying real-world problems and researching existing options for solving those problems. Students then came up with their own solutions keeping target users in mind. Girls created a digital prototype of their app using Balsamiq Mockups and then used code.org‘s App Lab to design and code their app. The presentations included a slideshow of the process as well as a live demonstration of the app.
The student-created apps were:
iStretch: This app encourages users to stretch throughout a busy day to improve health and wellness.
reminDING!: This app acts as personal assistant and helps people juggle day to day tasks.
PACKit: This app helps users pack the perfect clothes for trips anywhere in the world.
Carpool: This app helps families better coordinate getting kids to and from activities.
When asked about the app development process, students shared:
“I really liked doing the coding.”
“It was so much fun turning a drawing on paper into a functioning app.”