Computational Thinking and Creativity

Block I - Apps

Understand the timeline of the main developments since the invention of the World Wide Web. Learn about the great creative minds and internet entrepreneurs who have contributed to the biggest innovations. Be inspired and solve your own challenges! Create webpages, develop a fantasy football database, use 3D modelling software, design a stop motion animation, create your own computer game and much more!

Tim Berners-Lee challenges you to train in the art of app development, using Appshed. He is keen to award you with your App Development Qualification, but you need to successfully create your own healthy lifestyle app first.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: What makes a great app?

Start your challenge by becoming an app reviewer. Learn about the basics of app design and come up with your own app development ideas at a creativity business meeting.

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02: Appshed training and app creation (I)

Take part in your very own in-school Appshed training session and learn how to create your own app. Finely tune those ideas so that you are ready for the off.

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03: Appshed training and app creation (II)

Continue your Appshed training and put all of your creative thinking into action by finalising your app. Will it stand up to both technical and content based reviews to help you achieve your App Development Award certificate at your very own ‘app fair’.