Mobile App Lab is a seven-week afterschool program at Winchester Thurston School, available to high school students via an application process. During the course, students learn processing language for Android-based apps. This enables them to use the language to make drawings, color them in, and other app building blocks. Students are also given the opportunity to take a trip to the Google office in Bakery Square. The culmination of the class is a presentation at the student’s home school to teachers and administrators. Curriculum materials are available to other schools that wish to incorporate programming in their school day.
Giving high schoolers programming experience and opportunities