The Sixth-Grade App Maker Heard Around the World
Sixth-grader Thomas Suarez has taken the Web by storm the last couple of weeks. The YouTube video of his TEDx talk in Manhattan Beach, Calif., has more than 445,000 views. Check out how he amazed the crowd by talking about how he created two apps: Bustin Jieber, a Whac-a-Mole for Justin Bieber and Earth Fortune, which shows different colors of the Earth based on the region’s fortune.
Did he learn to make the app in school? Nope, he came up with it by playing with the iPhone software development kit.
“These days, students know a little bit more than teachers, with technology,” he said, adding “sorry” when the crowd laughed.”Educators should recognize this resource and make good use of it.”