Covid-19 Check-In Mobile App

When students started arriving back on my high school campus in the spring of 2021, the administration quickly realized they would need some sort of Covid-19 symptoms check-in system. I was asked if I could produce a mobile app that students could use on their phone.

I produced a simple app that had students answer a few questions and produced a green or red screen with a timestamp as they entered the campus. The school nurse adjusted the wording of a couple of the questions, and it was ready to go by the time students started to arrive!

You can view the code here.

Mobile App Projects With Students

I taught the development of no-code/low-code apps to several classes, using the Thunkable platform. I guided students through a series of sample apps before having them create their own community-focused app. Below, you can see a few example projects I created.

Weather App

Students created a simple weather app using WeatherAPI to pull real-time weather information searchable by city or zip code. Simple JSON animations (from Lottie Animations) were added to correspond to different temperature bands. You can view the example code here.

Speech Translator

Students created a simple translation app that used a combination of speech recognition from the microphone and a translation widget to translate spoken words into a language of the student’s choosing.

Simple To-Do List

Students created a simple to-do list using concepts they were already familiar with from other development environments, such as arrays and confirmation windows.