So far, we have learned about the problem solving process and the elements of a computer. Today, we applied them to applications. We took a look at a sample application and asked:
What would be the input?
What would the application need to process?
What information would need to be stored?
What is the output?
After brainstorming, students were given the task of identifying the different functions of a computer for two different apps. Here is an example of one below.
App Store Exploration
Visit an app store like Google Play or Apple’s App Store. Find a non-gaming app and conduct the same analysis as in the activity guide (problem it solves, information it needs, output it provides to the user).