All About Me App Project

Hi Guys!

So, we’ve started our “All About Me” app… Follow the instructions/videos in the Keynote below, in order to complete the assignment. I’ve included some helpful screenshots that you can save to your desktop/notes.


1.5 All About Me App

Create cinematic presentations, share them with a link, and collaborate with others in real time.


Here’s the link, just in case the embedded version doesn’t show: All About Me

Remember: You’ll need FIVE photos and descriptions for each page. You can add more than FIVE if you’d like!

The Interface:

The Tools:


Playgrounds and Blogs

Hi Guys…

The computers SHOULD* be working today. We’re going to go over a few concepts, and then I’ll turn you loose on Xcode. The files you need are below:

  1. Download all of the files.
    1. Lab 1
    2. Lab 2
    3. Lab 3
    4. Lab 4
  2. Complete the assignments on the files.
  3. Take screenshots of your work (Command + Shift + 4, then drag over the screen)
  4. Log into your blog (Username: first initial + last name + birthday) Password: Matric number, minus the first zero.
  5. Follow the steps to set up your blog (you won’t need to do any of the photo stuff, I just want you to put the theme together, and understand how to add media.)
    1. First Post: Introduction
      1. Your name and nickname
      2. Any coding experience you may have
      3. Why you took this class
      4. An interesting fact about you
      5. Post your photo in the blog.
  6. Create a new post for your screen shots of the Xcode screen. Answer the following questions:
    1. What did you learn?
    2. What was the hardest/most cumbersome thing to do in these assignments?
    3. What was the easiest thing to do in these assignments?

Welcome to App Development!

Welcome to Intro to Computer Science… or as we like to call it, App Development!

I am your host, Mr. Bourland! This is the first year THMS has offered App Development, and my first year teaching it! I previously taught journalism at THMS for the past 7 years. I have a BA in Journalism (2011) and a Master’s in Educational Leadership (2018) from the University of Arizona.

The goal is to create new developers using Swift, and get them certified in the language. I’m excited to start a new program, and can’t wait to jump into it!

Please read the App Dev syllabus below, along with the rubric and TUSD Cell Phone Policy. Check back often for updates!

App Dev Syllabus

App Dev Rubric

TUSD Cell Phone Policy