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Prospero2006
April 21st, 2010, 10:48 PM
Hello all,

I've been coaching a group of eighth grade students through the process of developing apps for Android. This week one of my students pulled in about $50 on the market. I have several others right behind. (We do it all on Ubuntu.)

Here's the article:


http://www.neisd.net/ComRel/News/Krueger_PaidApp_10.htm

Thanks!

Excedio
April 21st, 2010, 11:02 PM
Hello all,

I've been coaching a group of eighth grade students through the process of developing apps for Android. This week one of my students pulled in about $50 on the market. I have several others right behind. (We do it all on Ubuntu.)

Here's the article:


http://www.neisd.net/ComRel/News/Krueger_PaidApp_10.htm

Thanks!

That's pretty awesome. $50 is a lot of money at that age...and at my age! :-D

Soldierboy
April 21st, 2010, 11:04 PM
Very nice! I wish I was doing something like this when I was in 8th grade.

uljanow
April 21st, 2010, 11:29 PM
I knew it. Android apps are developed by 8th graders!

madjr
April 21st, 2010, 11:56 PM
Hello all,

I've been coaching a group of eighth grade students through the process of developing apps for Android. This week one of my students pulled in about $50 on the market. I have several others right behind. (We do it all on Ubuntu.)

Here's the article:


http://www.neisd.net/ComRel/News/Krueger_PaidApp_10.htm

Thanks!

awesome thanks for the link, i want to teach my kid how to do this, do you have any tutorials we can begin with ?

Prospero2006
April 22nd, 2010, 01:21 AM
At my website, http://Linuxclassroom.com

watch the videos Android Getting Started I, II, and III

I walk through the steps of setting everything up and getting started.


Ty,

aldld
April 22nd, 2010, 01:49 AM
You have a programming class in grade 8? Those students are lucky! I'm in grade 9 and at my school there isn't any programming until grade 11. But I'm still going to do it next year when I'm only in grade 10 ;)

Prospero2006
April 22nd, 2010, 02:16 AM
You have a programming class in grade 8? Those students are lucky! I'm in grade 9 and at my school there isn't any programming until grade 11. But I'm still going to do it next year when I'm only in grade 10 ;)

Good luck. I have a seventh grade student who sits in because he's an office aide and wants to learn. Good idea to start earlier if you can. I get that kind of response a lot from underclassmen at the High school level.

bsharp
April 22nd, 2010, 04:42 AM
That's awesome. I didn't have any programming classes in school. I had to learn on my own AND walk uphill both ways....

earthpigg
April 22nd, 2010, 05:52 AM
wow, you are quite the hero. that is great. is this a public school?

irrdev
April 22nd, 2010, 06:25 AM
Wow! That's really inspiring to see the early exposure of computer/linux/adroid programming to the younger grades - these topics frequently aren't tackled yet in Middle School, unfortunately. Great work!

nikhilbhardwaj
April 22nd, 2010, 08:44 AM
great stuff buddy
keep up the good work

asddf
April 22nd, 2010, 08:50 AM
Wow, I wish I had you as a school teacher.

immoweichert
April 22nd, 2010, 09:10 AM
At my website, http://Linuxclassroom.com

watch the videos Android Getting Started I, II, and III

I walk through the steps of setting everything up and getting started.


Ty,

I wish I could have had a teacher like you in my days at school. Great website.

chrisxuk
April 22nd, 2010, 09:41 AM
Nice. I'm presumming Grade 8 is the same year as Year 8 over here in England. And if it is I wish I had a teacher that ran a programming class when I was that age. Would of loved to of started programming from an earlier age.

Good on you, OP!

benmoran
April 22nd, 2010, 10:45 AM
Thanks for what you're doing. The world definitely needs more teachers like you.

asddf
April 22nd, 2010, 01:09 PM
Nice. I'm presumming Grade 8 is the same year as Year 8 over here in England. And if it is I wish I had a teacher that ran a programming class when I was that age. Would of loved to of started programming from an earlier age.

Good on you, OP!

I did IT in the UK until I was 16, and we never did anything more than Microsoft Word....

samalex
April 22nd, 2010, 02:46 PM
Another "this is awesome" post :) I truly think mobile apps is where the market is going, so these students will have a great head start in the industry if they choose to pursue a career in software development. Amazing!

Public schools need more people like this to encourage thoughtful classes outside the normal study of standardized testing.

I wonder if setting-up such classes at a community level would be possible because I'd love to learn and also teach something like this, though I'm not affiliated with any schools. Hmmm.. (gears turning)

Sam