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Coding Apps For Kids

Resources for elementary teachers and students coding apps and websites.

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Tynker makes it fun and easy to learn computer programming. Get started today with Tynker's easy-to-learn, visual programming course designed for young learners in 4th through 8th grades.

Looking Glass | Looking Glass

Create your own animated story, share your story on the web, remix to learn new skills, and learn to program!


Welcome to TurtleArt! TurtleArt lets you make images with your computer. The Turtle follows a sequence of commands. You specify the sequence by snapping together puzzle like blocks. The blocks can tell the turtle to draw lines and arcs, draw in different colors, go to a specific place on the screen, etc.

Gamestar Mechanic

Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games!

Move the Turtle - Programming for Kids on the iPhone and iPad

Move the Turtle teaches children (ages 5+) the basics of programming.


We builds tools for kids to code. We're working on a visual programming language for the iPad that uses modular drag-and-drop methods to let kids easily create their own computer programs and apps.

Cargo-Bot - iPad

Cargo-Bot was developed by Rui Viana using Codea. After creating an initial prototype he spent several months polishing and perfecting his design. The completed Codea project was then imported into the Codea Runtime Library and published as a native iPad application.

Learn to code

Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.

blockly - A visual programming editor - Google Project Hosting

Blockly is a web-based, graphical programming editor. Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No typing required.

Code Monster from Crunchzilla

Code Monster is an easy way to get kids excited about programming. Code Monster starts with fun experiments using concepts like parameters, variables, loops, and functions, building more and more, until kids are able to play with the wonders of fractals, animation, and physics.

Hackety Hack!

Check out what other people are doing with Hackety Hack! The Programs section is chock full of fun projects from other Hackety users. You can even upload your own! Put your account information into the Hackety Hack app, and you'll be able to share all the programs you create.

Kodu | Home

Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.

Robo Logic

Robo Logic is a neat logic game. You have to "program" a robot's movements by dragging commands to the memory of the bot. Your goal is to activate all the marked boxes. Very soon you will realize though that using only the main memory is not enough and you will have to start creating and calling re-usable functions to achieve the goal.

Ruby for kids

En Español También! Gosu Introduction Tutorial Wiki Examples Support Git and github Google Group Other Ruby Links Ruby Book: Learn to Program Railsbridge: Teaching Kids Teaching Kids (LA_Ruby Presentation) KIDS RUBY Hackety-Hack

Python Programming Language - Official Website

Home page for Python, an interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. It provides an extraordinary combination of clarity and versatility, and is free, open-source, and comprehensively ported.


Get started with a free beginner course in Python, JavaScript or Ruby

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