This course is provides a Grade 7 group with the instructions and resources to learn about the creation of an iPad app using the Demi Books Composer. (http://demibooks.com
The 'challenge based' learning approach encourages children to work independently and in groups to accomplish personal goals that contribute to the completion of a group app.
Learners discover a variety of apps and learn to use them with proficiency. The also learn to solve problems and work together in interdependent and mutually supportive ways.
Sacred Heart College (www.sacredheart.co.za
) and Picsterbooks (http://picsterbooks.wozaonline.co.za) have been using this approach for the last three years and after a number of refinements and improvements with over 40 groups, we have decided to publish our course so that other schools can also run a similar programme with their learners without having to 'reinvent the wheel'