App developer workshops for KS2 + KS3

Learn how to be an app developer and create your own smartphone apps. Whether it’s for an iphone or android you will learn the essentials of designing and programming a mobile app.

Developing smart phone apps in primary schools

We will be using AppShed: an intuitive, easy to use platform that’s perfect for first-timers and loaded with features for the more adventurous.

A taster of programming with basic JavaScript

Get to grips with some key programming concepts and ease your way into your first steps in JavaScript while having fun creating fully functioning apps that you can download onto any smartphone at the end of the course.

Students will:

  • Use an online app-creation tool to design, create and publish mobile apps
  • Understand the key elements of an app
  • Improve problem-solving skills
  • Combine creativity and technology to plan and present information in an alternative format
  • Show evidence of understanding user interaction
  • Be introduced to basic JavaScript programming
  • Incorporate sounds, map points, feedback forms and QR codes
  • Create their own unique app to share with friends and family on iPhone or android


NB smartphones are not required or used during the course.