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Friday, August 3 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Tools for Computational Action: New Features in MIT App Inventor

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MIT App Inventor has begun to frame its work in a theory of computational action: the idea that youth should learn about, and create with, computing in ways that provide them the opportunity to have direct impact in their lives and their communities. The App Inventor team is developing new features that allow students to more easily engage with authentic problems in their own lives with computational solutions. These features- maps, real-time collaboration, and support for Internet of Things applications, are powerful tools that students can bring to bear with minimal computing background in order to solve specific, local problems.

Speakers
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Josh Sheldon

Associate Director, MIT App Inventor
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Mark Sherman

Postdoctoral Research Associate, MIT
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Mike Tissenbaum

Research Scientist, MIT



Friday August 3, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Media Lab - E14-240, 2nd Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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