Building Apps the Teen Way

Braun, Linda W.
June 2012
Young Adult Library Services;Summer2012, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p14
The article discusses teenagers who program computer code to create application software, or apps, such as 15-year-old Robert Nay who developed the game Bubble Ball in 2011. It is suggested that coding can help teenagers feel empowered, use time constructively, and be committed to learning. Librarians are encouraged to support teenagers by helping them use library resources to learn about coding, developing collections on programming languages, and working with teachers on computer programming classes. A list of articles and websites on programming is provided, including the article "14-Year Old’s Bubble Ball App Knocks Angry Birds Out of Top Spot" from the Huffington Post and the websites http://www.naygames.com and http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u.


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