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Thunkable Book now Available!

Drag and Drop Code: Create iPhone and Androids Apps with Thunkable, is now available! Program your iPhone, iPad, or Android, no experience required!

Along with my co-author Rafiki Cai, I am pleased to announce what may be the most fun and creative introduction to coding, ever! The eBook is just $9.99, and the paperback is coming soon.

 The book steps readers through the creation of 12 apps, teaching coding fundamentals along the way, and encouraging exploration and creative remixing. Learn while creating– what a concept! 

In my USF classes, students build and install an app on their phone in the first twenty minutes of class, even before I go over the syllabus! Thunkable’s cross-platform nature makes it possible: students learning to code by building apps on their own phones.

The book, and Thunkable, are perfect for:

  • Self-directed learning and app building, both kids and adults
  • Introductory K-12 and University courses 
  • After-school coding and entrepreneurship programs
  • Informal learning pods looking for fun and creative projects
  • Family coding clubs
  • Prototyping and rapid code development  by entrepreneurs and organizations

Please help us in getting the word out!

David Wolber
Professor, University of San Francisco

Thunkable gives noncoders the ability to create professional-grade mobile apps.

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More than 1.5 million mobile apps with around 16 million monthly active users have been created on Thunkable, a platform that grew out of MIT. The apps were designed to do things like educate, entertain, and turn a profit — and they were all built without writing a single line of code.

That’s because Thunkable offers an intuitive drag-and-drop system that allows noncoders to build robust mobile apps that work across Apple and Android devices. The company’s tools allow anyone to build professional-grade apps, and the results prove developers aren’t the only people with great ideas.

Read more: http://bit.ly/MIT-119

 

Award winning AppInventor.org gives students real-world experience

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AppInventor.org — an educational site for people with no coding experience seeking to create mobile apps — was voted one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning, by the American Association of School Libraries.

Winning sites foster qualities of creativity, innovation, collaboration and active participation. Websites must possess tools and resources offered in categories of digital storytelling, social networking and communications, managing and organizing, curriculum collaboration and content resources.

AppInventor.org was founded by computer science Professor David Wolber. It’s used globally and its website reaches approximately 60,000 unique users per month. The website provides teaching materials based on the App Inventor language created by Hal Abelson and others at MIT.

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Stay tune to Professor David Wolber’s next project –Drag and Drop Code using Thunkable! Coming soon right here…