App Inventor for Android is a new open source programming language for
Android smart phones. App Inventor is a visual language that enables
novice programmers to create powerful mobile applications that
interact with the web and with other phones. In this course, students
will learn how to access the world of mobile services and applications
as creators, not just consumers. They will learn to create
entertaining and socially useful apps that can be shared with friends
and family. In addition to learning to program and how to become
better problem solvers, students will also explore the exciting world
of computer science from the perspective of mobile computing and its
increasingly important effect on society.
A CS Principles Pilot Course
This course is part of a national
project, Computer Science:
Principles Project, sponsored by the College Board and funded by
the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the project is to
develop a new first course in computing that seeks to broaden
participation in computing and computer science.
The College Board seeks to develop a new AP exam in computer science
to go along with the current Java-based AP exam.
Together with our partner high school, The Greater Hartford Academy
of Mathematics and Science, and our partner teacher, Dr. Chinma Uche,
Trinity's course is one
of several phase-II pilot
courses being offered this year.
Our goal this semester will be to incorporate the recommended CS
here) into a curriculum based on the new programming language,
App Inventor for Android.
Pre/Post Course Student Surveys
As part of our participation in this national project the College
Board requires that each student fill out anonymous pre/post course
surveys. These surveys elicit interest about your background and
about your interest and attitudes toward computing and computer
science. At the end of the surveys you are asked to provide
identifying information. This information is used to pair your
individual pre and post surveys. Once that pairing is made, the data
Here is the
Survey. Please complete it by January 30th.