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iPad Coding Apps for Students

A list of iOS apps that can help your students learn to code. Get a couple and give coding a try. It engages students and give them immediate feedback and enhances their critical thinking skills. Coding rules!

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Hopscotch -- Programming made easy! Make games, stories, animations and more!

"It's like Instagram but you make stuff" Educational app loved by people of all ages, kids, teens, parents and teachers. **** 2013 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner **** **** 2014 Children's Technology Review: Best Educational Technology **** **** Featured by Apple in Kids and Education categories

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Hopscotch School Edition-- Programming for kids! Make games, stories, animations and more!

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2013 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner*
2014 Children's Technology Review: Best Educational Technology
Featured by Apple in Education and Kids

Hopscotch is programming designed for everyone. Kids can use simple, intuitive building blocks to create games, animations and apps.

Program your characters to move, draw, and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Tynker - Learn programming. Build Games. Control Drones. Program Robots.

Tynker is the easiest way to learn programming. Solve puzzles to learn concepts and easily build your own games. Use built-in themed graphics, music, and animated characters to create imaginative games, apps and stories. Plus, with the new connected devices supported, control Sphero robots, Parrot drones and Philips lights! Additional puzzle levels are available as in-app purchases.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Tynker for Schools - Learn programming. Build Games. Program Drones. Control Robots.

Tynker is the easiest way to learn programming. Solve puzzles to learn concepts and easily build your own games. Use built-in themed graphics, music, and animated characters to create imaginative games, apps and stories. Plus, with the new connected devices supported, control Sphero robots, Parrot drones and Philips lights.

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Codea

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Codea

"It’s kind of like the Garage Band of coding." – Wired
"Codea for iPad is a super slick way to write and run programs on your iPad." – Gizmodo
Codea lets you create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch and the accelerometer.
We think Codea is the most beautiful code editor you'll use, and it's easy. Codea is designed to let you touch your code. Want to change a color, or an image? Tapping will bring up visual editors that let you choose exactly what you want.
Codea is built on the Lua programming language. A simple, elegant language that doesn't rely too much on symbols — a perfect match for iPad.
Here's how you use it: type your code. Press play to watch it run. Interact with it. Get creative.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Codea Scratchpad

You can build incredible things using this coding scratchpad. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch, accelerometer and camera.
We think Codea Scratchpad is the most beautiful code editor you'll use, and it's simple. Codea Scratchpad is designed to let you touch your code. Want to change a color, or an image? Tapping will bring up visual editors that let you choose exactly what you want.
Codea Scratchpad takes all the power of Codea and bundles it into a simpler, slimmer package. It is built on the Lua programming language. A simple, elegant language that doesn't rely too much on symbols — a perfect match for iPad

iPad Coding Apps for Students | ScratchJr

With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games.
By snapping together graphical programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. In the process, children learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy. With ScratchJr, children don’t just learn to code, they code to learn.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Kodable

Kodable – Programming Curriculum for Elementary This award winning game and accompanying curriculum, is designed to teach the basics of computer coding to kids 5 and up.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Lightbot - Programming Puzzles

Apple Features, in over 100 countries: Best New Apps and Games Featured in Learning to Code Best in Hot Educational Games Get kids hooked on coding within minutes! Lightbot is a programming puzzle game- a game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Cargo Bot

Over one million people have enjoyed Cargo-Bot! The puzzle game that challenges your brain and helps you learn programming concepts. Cargo-Bot is the first game programmed entirely on iPad® using Codea™ It's a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Move The Turtle. Programming For Kids

*** Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award -----"I highly recommend it for all kids, whether or not they want to get into programming. The kind of thinking required to solve the tasks in the app is important for everyone to learn, for every field of study....

iPad Coding Apps for Students | The Foos Coding 5+ | Award-winning free educational programming game

Welcome to The Foos, the #1 learn to code app for ages 5+. Get your kids excited about the ABC's of computer science with our award-winning game. *** 2015 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner *** *** 2014 Editor’s Choice for Excellence in Design -- Children’s Technology Review

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Daisy the Dinosaur

Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! This free, fun app has an easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges. After playing Daisy, kids can choose to download a kit to program their own computer game.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Cato's Hike: A Programming and Logic Odyssey

A little programmer odyssey! "Who says that computer programming should only be left to the adults?... although Cato’s Hike is geared towards children, it can definitely unlock the little programmer in all of us." -- AppAdvice

iPad Coding Apps for Students | My Robot Friend

Take control of your robot friend, Alpha-1, using logic, puzzle solving and math skills. Use your arsenal of shrink rays, invisibility cloaks, shields, propeller packs and a whole lot more as you program your way through 80 mind-teasing levels. Program a sequence of instructions for your robot to follow, and earn all 3 ribbons per level by creating efficient programs and collecting all the coins.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers

Become the ultimate code warrior and hack your friends with Hakitzu Elite. An epic multiplayer robot combat game, where you learn the basics of coding while battling robots in both single and multiplayer missions. Victory is in the code!

iPad Coding Apps for Students | CodeQuest - Learn how to Code on a Magical Quest with Games

Get your children building their first website with CodeQuest today! Kids join a wild adventure into the world of code, and learn how to interact with the basics of programming. While playing games they can learn over 100+ different code snippets and learn more about HTML and CSS! Kids join a wild adventure into the world of code, and learn how to interact with the basics of programming. While playing games they can learn over 100+ different code snippets and learn more about HTML and CSS!

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Code Blast

Code Blast is an educational app designed to give younger children an introduction to programming concepts and problem solving. Their mission is simple! Program the rocket by dragging and dropping instructions to blast them to the finish and complete the course whilst avoiding the UFOs.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Treehouse: Learn Programming and Design

Treehouse is the best way to learn technology. Learn to build websites, create iPhone apps, build web apps with Ruby on Rails and PHP, or start a business. With the Treehouse iPad app you can learn on the go and get job ready with little or no experience.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Tickle - Program Sphero, Dash, Arduino, Drones, Ollie, Hue, Robots, Smart Homes, Games, and more!

Drag-and-drop programming for real-world objects, and "the most awesome blocks programming environment for iPad". In a few minutes, you'll be making drones fly and flip in mid-air, and robots move through obstacle courses. You can even program Arduino wirelessly and build custom robots!

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Run Marco!

Play an epic adventure game and have fun while learning to code i.e. program computers. Use visual instructions to guide Marco through a series of levels as he tries to discover himself. In this journey you will learn how to think as a professional developer one step at a time! This is just a demo. A major release is due this Fall.

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Pyonkee

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Pyonkee

Tired of consuming? Let's enjoy creating! Based on Scratch, Pyonkee provides a real, programming environment, anytime, anywhere! Pyonkee is a new dynamic media for developing various ideas. By combining visual blocks, kids/adults are able to create original games, animations, and stories.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | SwiftBites - Learn How to Code in Swift with Interactive Mini Lessons

Learn how to code in Swift while you're on the go! Whether you're a complete beginner or experienced developer looking to learn one of the hottest new programming languages, SwiftBites will teach you the basics of Swift and get you started on this awesome learning adventure.

iPad Coding Apps for Students | Swifty - Learn how to code in Swift! on the App Store

Learn how to code in Swift, funnified and wherever you are: With 200+ bite-size, interactive tutorials, getting started has never been so easy! Recently featured as one of the Best New Apps in more than 70 countries! ◆ Users love it: "This is the best introduction to programming I've ever used.