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#IT-02-04 Creating Apps in the Classroom

  • Categories ITTeaching
  • Duration 13h
  • Total Enrolled 5
  • Last Update September 15, 2020

About Course

Queensland University of Technology


Learn how to create apps to use in your own teaching practice

There are many educational apps available, but the majority are created by non-educators.

Platforms for developing apps are becoming increasingly user-friendly, so it’s easier for teachers to create apps to support their own classroom activities.

In this course, you’ll learn how to play a more proactive role as an app creator. You’ll learn how to create at least five pages of a simple app that can be used to demonstrate how content, technology and pedagogy are related.

By the end of the course, you’ll know how to use an app creation site to design and develop a sample app.


What topics will you cover?

  • Why use digital technologies in the classroom
  • How content, technology and pedagogy are related
  • How other educators have engaged with app creation activities
  • How an app works
  • The process of creating an app


Who will you learn with?

Vinesh Chandra

I am a teacher and a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology. I am particularly interested in using technologies to enhance the quality of education in classrooms throughout the world.



Who developed the course?

QUT logo

QUT is a leading Australian university ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide by the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in Brisbane, it attracts over 50,000 students.



What Will I Learn?

  • Explain the interconnectness between content, technology and pedagogy
  • Describe in general terms how an app works
  • Design a simple app using a set of instructions
  • Explain how teacher-developed resources open doors for entrepreneurship

Topics for this course

10 Lessons13h

Teaching and technology?

Meet your educator, learn some evidence-based practices, and share your classroom stories.
My journey with technology00:03:02
Meet your educator
Impact in your classroom
What does the research say?

Teaching with technology?

Learn how teaching technology is linked to the curriculum and discover a framework to support your teaching strategies.

Creating apps?

Hear what preservice teachers think about technology and learn where app creation could lead you in future.

Wrap up?

Complete the week by consolidating your learning and planning how you might apply it in the classroom.

Student Feedback


Total 4 Ratings

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It's a great course, but it would be nice if it could be developed as a case study for a particular app

This course taught me how to make an app that I wanted. It was great.

The course points out a great theme in how to create applications to be used in your own teaching practice and is very practical.

The course is very good, it is also being updated as I saw today. It is perfect for both beginners and users of MS Office. I would recommend it


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate


  • You will be asked to sign up for a free, online app creation site. For those with limited internet access, the software may be downloaded and used offline on a PC.

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for pre-service teachers, teachers and education leaders who want to discover what apps are and how they might be used to support school activities.
  • For Australian educators, this course aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Know students and how they learn
  • Know the content and how to teach it
  • Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • Engage in professional learning
  • Engage professionally with colleagues