Design Your Own App! (Project-Based Learning)


“What a fun and creative way to showcase learning by having students create an app for real-world problems. They had even more fun presenting them!” – Larry P.

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Students get to design their own app with this project-based learning assignment and presentation! This project walks them through: identifying a need, brainstorming solutions, creating an app proposal, writing a business plan, and then creating a presentation to help pitch their app!

Included in This File:

  • Teacher Pages
    • What is an Inquiry Based Project?
    • Lesson plans
    • Rubric (Can customize in Google Slides file)
    • Bulletin board display (Giant iPhone display for students to post on your door or bulletin board with printing instructions included. Students design their app logo and stick it onto the giant iPhone, so you can see all the apps designed in your classroom! Also includes two sizes of bulletin letters.)
  • Student Pages
    • Let’s Brainstorm! (circle map brainstorm sheet)
    • Let’s Plan! (proposal page to get approved/denied)
    • Business Plan template
    • US Patent Application template
    • All of the above in Spanish
    • Social media post template
  • Presentation Pages
    • Logo
    • App name
    • Slogan
    • Star rating
    • Review
    • Cost
    • Preview photos
    • Description page
    • Why you need this app
    • Information table
    • Target audience
    • All of the above on Google Slides (linked in PDF)

What formats does this come in?

  • PDF
  • Interactive Google Slides. If you are a Microsoft Teams user, simply covert the file to a PowerPoint and it will be ready to use! Open the Google Slides, click File > Download as > PowerPoint and you’re all set!

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© Markers and Minions. This product is my intellectual property. I own the resource, while you are purchasing a license to use it in your classroom with your students only. It may not be posted on a public website or shared Drive where others can download it. You may reference the resource with credit and a link given. You may not translate or resell this resource.



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Design Your Own App! (Project-Based Learning)


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