Although the first to be published, this is intended as the third in a series of resources developed by the RSE and the BCS Academy of Computing that exemplify a subset of the Computing Science-related outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence at Levels 3 & 4 and beyond (specifically, in this case, National 4 Computing Science).
In addition to providing a course in programming for mobile devices, it explores new paradigms in Computing such as mobile technologies and new interfaces, whilst providing ample opportunity for inter-disciplinary linkage. Exercises are provided with sample answers and there are many additional activities which can be used to both broaden and deepen the topic.
Above all, this resource should not be seen as prescriptive. It contains guidance and suggestions which can make learning more engaging, while fostering computational thinking and greater understanding of Computing Science concepts in learners.
This resource was partially funded by a grant from Education Scotland.
Download PDF copies of the course material below. (Word versions are available in the full download)
We have also prepared additional guidance on setting up and using the App Inventor software in schools.
(Screencasts may also be viewed on our YouTube Channel)