App Development Course


This is a self-directed media course of studies for students in grades 11 and 12.

Mobile application development is the process by which application software is developed for low-power handheld devices, such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants or mobile phones. These applications can be pre-installed on phones during manufacturing, downloaded by customers from various mobile software distribution platforms, or delivered as web applications using server-side or client-side processing (e.g. JavaScript) to provide an “application-like” experience within a Web browser. Application software developers also have to consider a lengthy array of screen sizes, hardware specifications and configurations because of intense competition in mobile software and changes within each of the platforms.[1] Mobile app development has been steadily growing, both in terms of revenues and jobs created. A 2013 analyst report estimates there are 529,000 direct App Economy jobs within the EU 28 members, 60% of which are mobile app developers. – wikipedia

Students will develop a plan to implement AR throughout the building of SIsler.  Students will need to develop the following three requirements of media production:  pre-production, product and post-production.  Students must develop a plan of action, including due dates, assessment, project, etc) and document the learning process,

Software options:

  • Xcode
  • Construct2
  • Stencyl
  • Flash


Students are to meet with Mr. Leduc to come up with the criteria and assessment for the following three areas:

Pre-Production (could consist of the following):

  • research:
  • exemplars:
  • brainstorming:
  • documenting:
  • mind-mapping:
  • web portfolio:
  • pitch:
  • drawing/sketches:
  • maps:
  • storyboards
  • reflection videos
  • screen shots


  • reflection videos
  • screen shots
  • video documentary
  • implementation
  • developing new or using existing markers in the school


  • reflection videos
  • screen shots
  • self-assessment
  • peer feedback
  • teacher assessment