• Ashvin Maheshwar

App Inventor comes to the family dinner table

I had an interesting and unique experience when teaching students as young as 8 yrs. Some of the parents chose to sit next to their child to ensure they were paying attention and not disrupting the class. While it made me feel a bit uncomfortable in the beginning, I didn't realize it would lead to some cool experiences. After the first session, the parents started getting more interested in learning and created their own accounts to build apps. It was great to see one parent interacting, exchanging ideas and debugging issues with their child. There were times where they turned to me for guidance. In that moment, I felt like I could start treating them like any other student and not a parent. I could imagine them sitting at their family dinner table sharing ideas on developing apps! This definitely has triggered some ideas in my head that I should target some future workshops for adults, even seniors.

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