Youth Radio Toolkit: How To Come Up With Your Own Mobile App
WHY APPS? Well, to start with, they’re everywhere. According to the Pew Research Center, 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of those own smartphones. But teens don’t have to be limited to the role of consumer.
This activity, developed by Youth Radio’s Asha Richardson, walks students through the basics of app ideation through the example of a public art mobile app. Starting with the basic types of apps and how they utilize the functions of a smart phone, students will work in groups to address community needs and opportunities through mobile technology. Note that this lesson does not involve coding, and no prior knowledge about development is needed.
All you need is the activity worksheet, some pens, markers, and creativity!
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