These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan STEM Partnership.
- Introductory Activities
It is important to polish some of your visual learning and digital editing skills before we get started with our app development. These lessons will help to ensure that you have the skills you need along the way to develop your own amazing app!
- Topic 1: Ideation
Topic 1: Ideation
In this section, we will learn about the process that goes in to generating ideas for a mobile app.
- Topic 2: Mind Mapping
Topic 2: Mind MappingIn this topic we will learn about mind mapping, the element of the design planning process that is key to the success of an app’s development.
- Topic 3: Intro to the CMS (Crescerance Management System)
Topic 3: Intro to the CMS (Crescerance Management System)In this topic, we will come to understand the basics of the website we will use to develop our mobile apps.
- Topic 4: CMS Operations
Topic 4: CMS Operations
In this topic, we will learn about the different templates and how they can best be used in your app.
- Topic 5: Adding Content
Topic 5: Adding ContentIn this topic, we will examine the screen template options and match the appropriate types to elements of our mind maps.
- Topic 6: App Design
Topic 6: App Design
In this topic, we will learn about marketing and branding our apps.
- Topic 7: Testing Our Apps
Topic 7: Testing Our Apps
In this topic, we will review the process for submitting apps to iTunes and Google Play. Then, we will conduct Beta testing to determine if our apps are fully functional.
- Topic 8: WrAPP Up
Topic 8: WrAPP Up
At this point, we will present our finished apps to the class!
- STEAM Websites
These websites may be used if you finish early AND do a really good job on your assignment.
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!