App in a Day: A parent’s guide to computing at home

Author: Estelle Ashman, Curriculum Content Developer

Following on from last week’s workshop, Cryptography: Secrets, Secrets, Secrets, this week’s workshop in our computing at home teaching series is App in a Day, a workshop that will introduce your children to the process behind prototyping apps.

This workshop is perfect for ages 7 -14 years.

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Part 1 of the workshop will introduce some of the steps that developers work through before they begin work on their prototype.

·        To begin, students investigate what an app is and then choose a problem they want to create a solution for

·        Following this we will then learn about user profiles and investigate current apps on the market

Part 2 of the workshop will teach your child how to take the ideas for their app and create a paper prototype

As part of this we will learn how to:

·        Create drawings of different app screens

·        List features

·        Identify images to be used in the app

·        Create a diagram to show how the different app screens connect to each other

I hope your little learners enjoy App in a Day please do get in touch with me at if you have any comments or feedback on the workshop and don't forget to check out all our past workshops, here.

Find all the resources and worksheets here!

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