Give your students games and apps to run on their cellphones, tablets and home computers to reinforce what you are teaching in the classroom. Add in your class content and make it fun and challenging and give them practice with your material.
Make learning fun for them in the digital world that they grew up in and feel comfortable with.
They can practice problems, reinforce concepts and review classwork anywhere and anytime on their own devices, at home, on the bus, in the car, between classes and in their free time. Use their proclivity for games and apps to help them learn your subject matter.
To teach adults an understanding of basic programming constructs enough to customize apps/games to provide their students with entertaining, educational and personalized programs to run on their own devices out of school and at home. They will learn not to write programs from scratch but how to simply modify pre-existing ones and add their own graphics, content and enhancements
Pick and choose from different games and apps. Add your own content. Use your own graphics, add timers, add student faces/names, track progress and more. Be creative, make it fun.
There will be many templates and working models for you to choose from. Soon you will be modifying the actions and even creating your own ones from scratch. Many games, apps and programs will be made available and used in the instruction. There are ones for every level from preschool thru high school.
Some Sample Apps, Games and Programs That You Can Modify (with LiveCode source):
Other Sample Games and Programs that you can use to add your content or modify for your students/purposes
Looking for Ideas?
Here are some videos of games and apps that the students have produced. They show you what is possible and may give you some ideas...
Educational - Older Students
Learn Japanese - Good learning app with advanced features. Learn Japanese language symbols
Civics App - an app to help study Civics (chatbot, puzzle and various games)EmpiroPedia - App of the most powerful empires in historyType It! - Excellent typing practice app with many levels from easy to difficult. Professionally donePiano - Interactive piano game - learn the scales and chordsMath Practice App - nicely done video and an excellent app to practice your math.
Chemistry - Scroll to the very bottom of the page to see the screenshot of a chemistry app one student wrote
Educational - Younger Students
Game Page - a collection of challenges for young children on numbers, letters and colors
Learning Basic Spanish for Kids - Educational game - "Colors, Animals, Foods, Body Parts, Classroom Materials and Greetings"
Math Practice App - nicely done video and an excellent app to practice your math.
Useful AppsScreenshots of many examples
Cancer App - Helps determine correlations between individual genes and the effectiveness of cancer research resultsSchedule Generator - Records your study habits and helps make a schedule. Time Management AppManager - A manager app that allows you to organize work, school, and/or lifestyle activitiesGallery+ - Create photo albums, tag photos and retrieve them
GamesMatch My Order - Well done video. Fast-paced game, good graphics, good start with some difficult programming problems already solvedBomb Defuse - Well done game to try to defuse the bombs before they go offMemflash - A memory game to use to improve your memory