The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) High Tech Academy Web Developer class recently had an “app launch party” to present personalized apps created for their 5th grade clients. The MVHS web developer teams worked with 5th grade clients to create fraction themed websites that were customized to their client’s interests and met their expectations. The 5th graders enjoyed seeing their personalized app on launch day. The group presentations included videos of client interviews, fraction games, and demonstrations of the app’s functionality.
The launch party started with the apps displayed on the MVHS auditorium screen, with the web developers and 5th grade clients in the audience. A few 5th graders were lucky enough to try out their app in front of the audience. Clients were able to practice their fraction skills by playing a fun game that was made based on their likes and interests. One app was designed based on the 5th grade client’s favorite food, (spaghetti), and animal, (zebra). The client would complete fraction problems to advance the zebra through the talking game. The end goal was for the zebra to make the spaghetti, which meant the client had completed the game correctly.
To end the launch party, clients and attendees enjoyed some refreshments in the cafeteria while trying out all of the apps designed by the teams. Attendees traveled from table to table and practiced their fraction math skills in a large variety of formats.
Mt. Vernon High School’s Web Design class app launch party was a great event for the high school students to showcase the hard work in developing the apps and to give the 5th grade clients a fun way to practice math skills.