Lesson Plan

Storing Android Accelerometer Data: App Design

There's an app for that! Pupils learn to build an app that will store data on an Android. The lesson introduces class members to the tiny database, TinyDB, for Android devices. A video tutorial provides an example that uses the TinyDB in a simple app. The lesson provides a great introduction to the engineering design process and the software development life cycle to be used in app building. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class visit the MIT App Inventor website in order to learn how to use the App Inventor
  • Allow the class to brainstorm uses for the tiny database
Classroom Considerations
  • Teachers and pupils need to have a working knowledge of basic programming and MIT's App Inventor
  • Part one of a 4-part series.
  • The lesson plan has several links to tutorials on how to use the App Inventor
  • The resource contains an answer key for the assessment
  • The plan does not provide a clear instructional strategy to teach the software design process