AppShed Academy Updates
Here you will find week by week updates on new courses on the AppShed Academy
January 10 - 18 2019
New kit coming! We have partnered with Lasec Education to produce a new Mechanics kit for our IoT platform. Keep an eye on the IoT section for updates. We also revised the Blockly Calculator lesson in the math section!
January 1 - 10 2020
With the New Year comes new courses on the academy. Over the holidays we took some time off and a few members of the team watched the new season of Rick and Morty. In Season Four Episode Two a new character appears by the name of Glootie, this character seems to be quite interested in App Development so we instantly felt a connection (aside from their evil plans).
Check the promo video out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvsh4oGxRcA
- Ominous Beeping App (Rick and Morty) (available to all users)
December 1 - 31 2019
As the end of term approaches we have begun work on next years curriculum activities and lesson plans. New courses with an emphasis on Year Five to Eight will be up and ready for our teachers next year. While the course creation updates are done for the year we would like to remind teachers that AppShed Support will remain open until the 23rd of December. We hope you enjoy your holidays!
November 8 - 15 2019
This week we decided to take a look at the organisation of the AppShed Academy. We found that the current layout was not quite right for helping teachers find what they are looking for quickly and easily. So we have rearranged it and made five key sections stand out. These are App Builder, Game Maker, IoT/Robotics Builder, Intro To Coding and Math. The other sections like School Apps and E-safty are now on the next page.
November 1 - 8 2019
- Simple Blockly Calculator (available to all users)
October 25 - 1 2019
- AppCar Lesson 4 (available to all users)
October 18 - 25 2019
- AppCar Lesson 2 and 3 (available to all users)
- Publishing and Sharing (available to all users)
October 11 - 18 2019
This week we took a focus on the courses in the IoT/Robotics Builder section. This is due to our AppCar robotics kit which is coming out soon. With this focus we created lesson 1 of a multiple lesson AppCar tutorial. We also had quite a bit of fun creating a papercraft tutorial where students and teachers print and cutout little paper barricades to create an obstacle course for their AppCar to drive around(Hopefully using code mode).
- AppCar Quick Start Guide (available to all users)
- AppCar lesson 1 (available to all users)
- AppCar Free Add-On: Barricades (available to all users)