Students should have access to a PC or Mac with Internet access, preferably one computer per student, with Google Chrome installed. The school’s computers, network, and connectivity will be assessed during a site visit by DCU Access Service staff.
None! The only prerequisite for students is that they have an active Google account, and know their password. MIT App Inventor uses Google accounts to identify students and store their project work online.
Lessons are based around building a number of Android apps using MIT App Inventor. Detailed instructional videos and transcripts are provided; students will work through this material at their own pace. All videos are available on YouTube for convenience.
No, this course uses MIT App Inventor which currently builds apps for Android phones and tablets only. An iOS version of App Inventor is under development, but as of April 2019 has not yet been launched for public access.
Yes, it is possible to use MIT App Inventor in a browser running on a tablet, building and testing apps on the same device. There are some challenges with this approach, however.
You have three options: use an existing Gmail account create a new Google account and Gmail address: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp create a Google account using your existing email address: https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail If your students do not have GAFE email addresses, they will need
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Yes, you can. One way to do this is to establish a Bluetooth connection between the Android device and LEGO Mindstorms EV3 control block. There are some examples in the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 section of the DCU TY App Library.