Thursday, November 10, 2011

Grade 6 Student Explains How He Makes Apps

This is a great TEDxVideo of Thomas Suarez, a Grade 6 student explaining how he goes about developing Apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad. This is a great model for educators to create App developers in their own schools. Content creators as opposed to content consumers is a question we continue to ask ourselves. As Thomas says "sometimes students know more than teachers...with the technology......."

This kid is obviously a special student with a passion for programming but it would not be impossible to emulate this situation.





Here is a further article from the Manhattan Beach Unified School District explaining their decision for the iPad Pilot Program.




3 comments:

  1. LOVE, love, love this video! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. GREAT video! This is what I am trying to build with my girls @BlackGirlsCode. I am sure we will get there. Give us another 6-12 months :)

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  3. This kid is awesome! I can visualize my students as him in the future even they are just using the Ghostwriter Notes app they bought at http://majorspot.com

    This note-taking app is a very powerful tool in educating the students!

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