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Let Students Build Their Own Apps: It's Easier than You Think!

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Learning how to code or program can be instrumental in helping students learn how to problem solve and think creatively, but many K-12 teachers shy away from it because they don't know how to code. Now those fears are unfounded. Using a revolutionary new web-based technology called TouchDevelop, any K-12 teacher can integrate programming into any subject or course, without any prior coding knowledge. Join Michael Braun as he shares how your students can use TouchDevelop to create their own apps on classroom devices or on their own phone, tablet, laptop, or PC, whether they are using iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, or Linux. Michael will guide you through the process and provide step-by-step tutorials, showing how easy it is to use the touch-friendly TouchDevelop environment to create an app whether you are online or offline. No matter what topic or grade you teach, come discover how you can spark an interest in coding and foster problem-solving skills with an Hour of Code using TouchDevelop.

This webinar has been brought to you by Microsoft. Learn more about TouchDevelop at


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: ICT
Last aired on: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: College & Career Readiness, Microsoft, STEAM, Workplace
Tags: app building, coding, hour of code, K-12, Microsoft TouchDevelop, problem-solving, programming

Reviews (38)

Full Member
Good information. Thanks!
FAQ: Touch Develop Shut Down (June 2019)
Microsoft retired the Touch Develop platform in June 2019.
the most basic features are found at
thank you
Basic Member
TouchDevelop is no longer available. Microsoft has moved to
Nice work
Basic Member
good info
Basic Member
Very informative.
I like the sparking an interest in coding and foster problem-solving skills. Thank you
Basic Member
Good information.
Basic Member
Thank you!
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