Online course in Tech & Coding

Creating Apps in the Classroom

Find out how to create your own educational apps to support learning activities in your classroom.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 1 hour
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Learn how to create apps to use in your own teaching practice

There are many educational apps available, but the majority are created by non-educators.

Platforms for developing apps are becoming increasingly user-friendly, so it’s easier for teachers to create apps to support their own classroom activities.

In this course, you’ll learn how to play a more proactive role as an app creator. You’ll learn how to create at least five pages of a simple app that can be used to demonstrate how content, technology and pedagogy are related.

By the end of the course, you’ll know how to use an app creation site to design and develop a sample app.

What topics will you cover?

  • Why use digital technologies in the classroom
  • How content, technology and pedagogy are related
  • How other educators have engaged with app creation activities
  • How an app works
  • The process of creating an app

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 22 Jul 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explain the interconnectness between content, technology and pedagogy
  • Describe in general terms how an app works
  • Design a simple app using a set of instructions
  • Explain how teacher-developed resources open doors for entrepreneurship

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for pre-service teachers, teachers and education leaders who want to discover what apps are and how they might be used to support school activities.

For Australian educators, this course aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):

  • Know students and how they learn
    1.2

  • Know the content and how to teach it
    2.6

  • Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    3.3, 3.4

  • Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
    4.1, 4.5

  • Engage in professional learning
    6.1, 6.2, 6.3

  • Engage professionally with colleagues
    7.4

What software or tools do you need?

You will be asked to sign up for a free, online app creation site. For those with limited internet access, the software may be downloaded and used offline on a PC.

Who will you learn with?

Vinesh Chandra

Vinesh Chandra

I am a teacher and a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology. I am particularly interested in using technologies to enhance the quality of education in classrooms throughout the world.

Who developed the course?

QUT is a leading Australian university ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide by the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in Brisbane, it attracts 47,000 students.

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