This is a core text for trainee primary teachers. It is a guide to the teaching of computing and coding in primary schools, and an exploration of how children develop their computational thinking. It covers all areas of the National Curriculum for primary computing and offers insight into effective teaching.

Using Computational Thinking and Coding to Create: App Building

Using computational thinking and coding to create: App building

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:

  • identify what a mobile application (app) is and how they are used in various aspects of daily life;
  • explain the difference between consuming and creating digital content;
  • outline opportunities and ideas for children to create their own mobile applications;
  • identify how computational thinking and coding can be developed through projects where children create mobile apps;
  • evaluate and select appropriate app-building platforms for future classroom projects.

Teachers' Standards

A teacher must:

  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils:
    • be aware of pupils' capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these.
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge:
    • have a secure ...
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