This could be a great video

class2By the fourth or fifth app club meeting, the students were so excited about their app becoming a reality, that I could picture how this would make a great video.

They were learning how to think like engineers or designers, and really understand the tradeoffs of each decision. One student would come up with an idea, other students would expand on it, others would critique it, and eventually turn it into a screen or series of screens.

I purchased video camera and tripod, and let students volunteer to video record each app club meeting. By the time we were done, we had about 45 hours of video (not counting interviews or screenshots), and with some editing, this could make an interesting Discover Channel or Nova special. But that’s for future blog.

Not to get ahead of ourselves, but if you want to see what Channel 7 Miami did with the videos we made, watch this news report.

This blog describes how 5th-8th grade students helped build the free iPhone/iPad/iPod app WishToList; info at

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