MVHS launches apps for fifth graders


During the launch party, high school and fifth-grade students worked together to explore the apps created by them and for them. (Submitted photo)

In an effort to connect high school and elementary students, Mt. Vernon High School students recently held a launch party to unveil apps developed for fellow Mt. Vernon Community School Corp. students.

The MVHS High Tech Academy Web Developer class presented personalized apps created for their fifth-grade clients. Web developer teams work with fifth-grade clients to create fraction-themed websites customized to the client’s interests. The group presentations included videos of client interviews, fraction games and demonstrations of each app’s functionality.

The interactive launch party gave fifth graders the opportunity to try out apps in front of an audience of their peers. The clients also were able to practice their fraction skills by playing a game that was made based on their likes and interests.

One app in particular was designed based on the client’s favorite food (spaghetti) and animal (zebra). The client would complete fraction problems to advance the zebra through the talking game.