LearnPad Tablets for Schools: Lessons Adding the MIT AI2 Companion as a Resource

Adding the MIT AI2 Companion as a Resource

March 2, 2015

The MIT AI2 Companion is used to develop Android applications using MIT App Inventor. It can be added as a Resource in the LearnPad ClassConnect Portal by following the steps below.

1. Visit the MIT App Inventor website and download the APK file for the MIT AI2 Companion App to a location on your computer where you will be able to easily find it, such as the Desktop.



2. Log into the LearnPad ClassConnect Portal (http://connect.learnpad.com/).
3. On the Manage page, from the left-hand page navigation, in the Content section, Choose Resources.



4. From the Actions box in the right-hand page navigation, choose Add New Resource.
5. Complete the required fields and then click the Add Resource button.

  • Name: MIT AI2 Companion
  • Type: Application



6. From the Actions box in the right-hand page navigation, choose Upload Package. Select the APK file that you downloaded at step 1.
Click the Upload button.



7. Amend the following fields as follows:

  • Package Name: edu.mit.appinventor.aicompanion3
  • Package Class: edu.mit.appinventor.aicompanion3.Screen1
  • Default Package: From the drop-down, select the package that you uploaded at step 6.



8. Add the MIT AI2 Companion resource to a category within the lesson that you would like to add it to.

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