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rgordon
    In 2013, my Grade 9 tech class will collaboratively develop a basic app.net iOS client. The learning will be in the journey.
    kylepauley
      @petripulkkinen @rgordon Do you have a write up of that? I dont think i have seen any app.net client tutorials out there
      dalton
        @rgordon awesome, anything we can do to help support you with that? cc @orian
        rgordon
          @dalton @orian I teach at an all-girls school. Could you ask whether any female colleagues would be willing to speak to my class by FaceTime or Skype? A few words from women in the SW industry could mean a lot.
          rgordon
            @dalton @orian When my grade 9 class starts active development in Jan 2013, a couple of time-limited accounts to test with would be appreciated, if possible.
            dalton
              @rgordon Is it OK if we reach out to you via email? /cc @orian
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              rgordon
                @dalton @orian Yes, email is good. Can you pull the address from my app.net account info? Or is there a public address I can reach you at? Would like to avoid publicly posting my own email address.
                rgordon
                  @kylepauley @petripulkkinen No write up as of yet, but we’ll likely publicly blog about our work and/or share our source code, once the project begins in January.
                  petripulkkinen
                    @rgordon @kylepauley Or you could use app.net instead of the traditional blog? That would be neat.
                    orian
                      @rgordon sure, we'll drop you a line tomorrow /cc @dalton
                      joanna
                        @rgordon Yo, @spacekatgal, look at the thread (and specifically the post) I'm replying to.
                        spacekatgal
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                            rgordon
                              @spacekatgal thanks so much – that would be superb – will contact you again soon to talk further / look at details. Again much appreciated re: willingness to help out here.
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                                aphroditesw
                                  @rgordon @dalton @orian I'm headed on vaca for a week but I'm definitely up for it. Tx to @spacekatgal and @joanna !
                                  dewey
                                    @rgordon Sounds like a fun project! Keep us posted! :)
                                    kirschen
                                      @rgordon Would love to - let me know! Thanks @aphroditesw for the thread!
                                      kaspernymand
                                        @rgordon Awesome! (Personally, I would prefer Android), but nice way of promoting App.net
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                                          swhitley
                                            @rgordon Kudos to you, that should be a great experience. Do you think the choice of iOS might be limiting for some kids or does everyone in your group already have an iOS device?
                                            kolin
                                              @rgordon I would've killed for that opportunity.
                                              rgordon
                                                @swhitley The socio-economic background of students at my school is such that iOS does not limit things. I’m also using Nimblekit as an intermediate layer. So Android support is not out of the question, as we’re not working in native ObjC.
                                                rgordon
                                                  @marcozehe If this project is a successful learning experience it will hopefully help launch senior CS courses at my school. In those courses, native ObjC dev would be more practical. For grade 9 course working w/ HTML/CSS/JS-ObjC bridge (Nimblekit).
                                                  rgordon
                                                    @marcozehe So, not teaching UIAccessibility but will speak to and teach accessible design through use of correct HTML/CSS.
                                                    rgordon
                                                      @aphroditesw Thanks for interest Janene. This project won’t be getting started until January – will get back in touch in December to plan a possible date for video conference.
                                                      swhitley
                                                        @rgordon Excellent, thanks! I wish my kids were interested. I've certainly tried.
                                                        rgordon
                                                          @kirschen Thanks Kirschen! I will get back in touch in Dec. We start project in Jan 2013. Video conference maybe early to mid January is tentative idea.
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                                                            pixelatedcoffee
                                                              @rgordon Delighted to see a fellow teacher doing iOS app development with students. Mine adore it.