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Kickoff. Week 1. Session Agenda. 5:30 – Introductions/Icebreaker/Get Snack 6:00 – Introduction to Technovation 6:15 – Mobile Technology & Entrepreneurship 6:45 – Intro to Project Management 7:00 – Activity: HelloPurr 7 :25 – Technovation Resources. Objectives.

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Kickoff

Week 1


Session Agenda

  • 5:30 – Introductions/Icebreaker/Get Snack

  • 6:00 – Introduction to Technovation

  • 6:15 – Mobile Technology & Entrepreneurship

  • 6:45 – Intro to Project Management

  • 7:00 – Activity: HelloPurr

  • 7:25 – Technovation Resources


Objectives

  • Introductions - Bingo

  • Technovation Program Overview

  • Mobile Technology Landscape

  • Introduce Project Management

  • Programming Activity

  • Technovation Resources


Meet your Instructor


Meet your Mentor

Share

  • What’s your name?

  • What school do you go to (or company do you work for)

  • Why are you excited about the Technovation Challenge?


Icebreaker - Bingo


Technovation


Technovation

  • How are we going to do that?

    By teaching you a combination of entrepreneurship, design thinking and programming.

  • What is an App?

    Short for application. It is another word for program. A mobile app is a program that you use on a phone.


Technovation


Class Rules

  • Respect yourself, each other, & materials

  • No texting, no phone calls

  • No surfing the web

  • During instruction, ALL laptops closed

  • Pay attention and don’t be disruptive

  • Attendance policy – 1 absence allowed


The Challenge

To develop a science education app


Technovation Challenge

Bay Area Regional Pitch Event – April 28

National Pitch Night – May 3


Judging Criteria

To win a competition you must know what you are being judged on!

Find a copy of the judging criteria in your Technovation Workspace on Google Docs


Mobile Tech & Entrepreneurship

  • Speaker – Name, Title

  • BIO


Mobile Tech & Entrepreneurship

  • Speaker’s slides go here


Entrepreneurship


Introduction to Project Management

  • Plan what needs to be done and how long you will work on it

  • Communicate with the team and keep everyone updated on progress

  • Track all the information and feedback of the project and record the history


Project Management Tools

Scrum – a tool to keep track of what you are:

  • planning to do

  • are doing

  • have done

    Stand Up – a method of communication so team stays on the same page throughout the program


Stand Up


More Project Management Tools

Find more helpful project management tools in your team’s Technovation Workspace on Google Docs


Introduction to App Inventor


Event-driven Programming

  • An event is an action that occurs outside the program, that the program needs to handle

  • Examples:

    • key presses

    • mouse clicks

  • Event handlers


Activity:Be a Phone App

  • 1 Volunteer to be the interface(a button)

  • 1 Volunteer to be an event handlerstand behind your interface element

  • 1 Volunteer to be the user

  • Teacher will be the phone


App Inventor: Designer


App Inventor: Blocks Editor


App Inventor: Emulator


Set-up Wireless

  • Click on Settings App

  • Select Wireless & networks

  • Select Wi-Fi settings

  • Select Wi-Fi. A green check will appear by it.

  • Select Wi-Fi settings. Choose the network and password (if there is one) written on the board.


Phone Settings for Development

Click on the Settings App

Select Applications.  This will open a new page.

Select "Unknown sources". A green check will appear by it.

Select Development. This will open a new page.

Select "USB debugging". A green check will appear.

Select "Stay awake". A green check will appear.

Hit back button until back at Settings screen.


Activity:Program and Hack HelloPurr


Pair Programming

  • Driver – hands on keyboard & mouse

  • Navigator – tells driver what to do

  • Switch every 5-10 minutes

  • Two brains are better than one


TechnovationSyllabus

www.technovationchallenge.org


Weekly Reflections

  • What did your team like about this week?

  • What challenges did your team have this week?

  • Anything else your team would like to share?


Technovation Challenge Google Group


Share with us onTwitter & Facebook

Tweet us: @_technovation_

#technovation

Like us on Facebook: Technovation Challenge


Ongoing Offsite Activities

  • Learn App Inventor

  • Think about Science Education Apps


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