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ERIC Number: EJ1135379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Organizing an App Inventor Summer Camp for Middle School Girls: What the Experts Don't Tell You
Martin, Nancy L.; Soares, Andrey
Information Systems Education Journal, v14 n5 p80-90 Sep 2016
In this paper, we report on our experience as rookies organizing, funding, and running a summer computing camp for middle school girls. The focus of the camp was building mobile applications using App Inventor. The three day/two night camp targeted girls in rural, high poverty school districts and was funded through an award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology and Microsoft Research. The award allowed girls to attend the camp at no cost. Although a number of institutions and organizations run successful summer camp programs, our experience as first-time organizers should provide other novices with guidance and potential pitfalls for organizing their own camps.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A