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GRADES / High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education, Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PRICING PLANS / License, Free
PLATFORMS / Web Browser, Other

App development tool for students that does not require previous coding experience

Overview

Vizwik is an app development tool for students from Middle school to Higher Education that does not require previous coding experience. Teachers and students create the app mostly through drag and drop, and by selecting different options in drop-down lists. Vizwik is a free for anyone to register, but premium features can also be purchased.

APPROACH

After logging in, teachers create a classroom and share the class code with their students. They can copy an app template created by Vizwik and modify it for their own subject’s needs. While editing the app, no coding is required, since all actions can be done by drag and drop or selecting options within the product’s drop-down list. Teachers then share the app and instructions with their class.

Students start by logging in with their class code. They can either create their own app or start by copying the teacher’s template app. Besides building everything from scratch, students may also purchase and use Vizwik’s Learning KITs, which are yet to be assembled collections of digital components used to create a complete mobile app. While students edit their app, a simulator of the app being edited can also be displayed for immediate comparison. If students encounter a question while building their app, they may also ask questions on Vizwik’s Q&A panel and receive answers from peers or teachers. Once the app is finished, students may choose whether or not to share their app with others, and may also sell their app on Vizwik’s marketplace if desired.

More detailed instructions for teachers and students can be found here.

IMPLEMENTATION

Vizwik is available on any modern browser, and can be run on other hardware such as Raspberry Pi, Intel Galileo and Arduino.

PRICING

The product is a free for anyone to register, but premium features can also be purchased.

Vizwik’s Learning KITs is a one-time purchase for all users. Kits range in price - for non-educators at $5-25 USD per KIT and Educational discount pricing at $1-10 USD per KIT.

Vizwik’s Educational Subscription allows teachers to gain classroom management and assessment features, costing $99 per teacher per year.

WHO IS USING IT

As of July 2015, over 1,000 students and teachers in over 50 schools use Vizwik.

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Teacher Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
School Type: Middle School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population

i am curious to see how this product would work for a computer literate but not very tech savvy person. this product uses it own coding language which seems easy to understand. i hope they have a help bu...

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Teacher Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
School Type: Middle School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population

i am curious to see how this product would work for a computer literate but not very tech savvy person. this product uses it own coding language which seems easy to understand. i hope they have a help bu...

Andrei Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Comp Sci Teacher. School Type: High School, High ELL Population, College Prep School

Students should be notified before compilation of possible errors. i would have to use it.....b...

PRICING PLANS

License

Premium Version - This plan is designed for Teachers and Students that want to create professional mobile apps for sale in Vizwik or in App Stores. The plan provides added functionality of being able to publish apps with or without ads to share ad revenue, and to sell their app inside the Vizwik App Store with revenue from 70% of all sales as per industry standard. This plan also allows the export of apps to native platforms for iOS and Android allowing the sale of these apps in their respective app stores. No revenue is shared with Vizwik for native apps.
Can be purchased by Teacher, Student, or Parent.

Free

Free Education Version - The basic free plan is designed for teachers and students to learn about Vizwik and determine if it works for them. With this plan a teacher receives free access to all development tools, and a single classroom for 25 students and a single AppKIT for all 25 students in the classroom. Students also have free access to Vizwik and are able to join the teachers classroom with a confidential class code. Teachers are able to upgrade to the Basic Educational Subscription to gain classroom management, project/KIT tracking, and discounts on purchasing of learning content within Vizwik (see next plan below). Students are able to upgrade to a Premium Subscription to gain access to more tools, discounts on AppKITs, ad-free app publishing, selling, and native app export features.
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, District Administrator, Student, or Parent. - We sell in-app upgrades and/or content (one-time)We sell in-app consumables, like coins

License

Educational Subscription - Teachers are able to upgrade to the Educational Subscription to gain detailed classroom management, project/KIT tracking, and discounts on purchasing of AppKITs. With this plan Teachers receive 3 classrooms with room for 30 students each. They also receive 3 AppKIT coupons to be used in the classrooms for all 90 students, with a potential price of $10 each totalling $900 in value. Also, Teachers under this plan receive a 50% discount on the purchase of all other AppKITs that range in price from $1-25 USD per KIT.
Can be purchased by Teacher. - We sell in-app upgrades and/or content (one-time)

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is accessible via a web browser -- Optimized for mobile browsers
This product is available as a native application on the following devices:
Other
Download available at http://www.vizwik.com

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Audience

For Parents For Parents
For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers

Characteristics

Authoring Tools Authoring Tools
Content Marketplace Content Marketplace

Subject Matter

Computer Science Computer Science