TouchDevelop is free tool that allows users to create their own apps on an iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, or Windows Phone.

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Task #1: Click on the link above to go to the TouchDevelop website and click on the Launch TouchDevelop button.

Task #2: Choose one of the tutorials to start coding. No sign in required for this.
Try the Bear Quest if you aren't sure where to start.
You will need to sign in using one of the accounts listed if you
want to save your place in the tutorial or script you are creating.

Terms: No account creation required for use.
Classroom Implications
Students can begin by using the tutorial to create a sample app with the touch friendly coding in TouchDevelop. Challenge students to then create their own app to help with a specific problem or question. They can use their creativity to develop apps to help with homework or study review or to create games for younger students to practice math facts. Encourage students to try the free coding courses through Microsoft Digital Literacy. Teachers can also use the Hour of Code educator notes to help students and themselves learn more about computer programming.

Home and School Connection

Scripts can be published as apps and shared with family and friends. They can also be seen in the TouchDevelop community where people can provide feedback about an app.

Additional Resources
TouchDevelop Tutorials
TouchDevelop CoursesMicrosoft Digital Literacy: Build your first app CourseHour of Code Educator Notes with Lesson Plans

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