My team designs an iOS mobile app called Code Buddy. Based on the project-based learning model, the mobile phone app teaches girls the fun fact in the field of computer science. This app is open for everyone, but the primary target age is from thirteen to seventeen. Also, this mobile app encourages girls to discover coding fundamentals in the real life. The app uses an avatar to teach girls computer science fundamentals. For example, the girl is taught that the avatar is an object and the eye color, hair, and weight are properties of the object. As the girl customizes the avatar, the app helps girls conceptualize basic computer science fundamentals.It will help other women in tech by teaching coding fundamentals. We did not want to limit our app to any specific language, but instead make an app that can universally be applied to any language. We utilized core concepts, such as class, functions, and variables based on project-based learning models to creatively teach girls to code through fashion design. Also, our phone app alleviates the overwhelming feeling of a CS fundamentals textbook. The goal is that after girls finish different levels of Code Buddy programming lessons, it will empower them to break into the STEM fields.
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