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Coding

Engage your students in building thinking skills, and self-directed learning.

Hopscotch -- Make your own games. Coding made waaaaay easier.

Learning to code has never been easier or more fun. Hopscotch offers free, super simple videos that let you to make your own versions of your favorite games (like Geometry Dash!), create drawing apps, and build tons of cool projects. Plus, over 40 challenges help you develop your skillz. Most importantly, the Hopscotch community is always around to answer questions, squash bugs, and give you ideas.

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.

Cargo-Bot

It's a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Sounds simple, right? Try it out!

Tickle - Program Robots and Drones, Control Arduino and Smart Homes, Make Scratch Games.

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!

Tickle is easy to learn, yet incredibly powerful. Learn to code the same way as the introductory Computer Science courses at Harvard and UC Berkeley.

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!

Based on an original story, this is so fun to play that you will forget it's an educational game from level one! Designed for 6 to 12 y.o. kids by a team of experts in computer programming, game design and teaching technology in schools.

Features:

  • Original story by children's literature writer
  • Stunning graphics with original music score
  • Rewarding learning path to mastering computer programming designed by experts
  • Easy and fun to play

More levels are coming soon! Stay tuned!

Traffic - Programming for Beginners

Traffic provides an introduction to basic computer programming concepts in a fun, goal oriented format. Players create short computer programs to instruct cars, delivery trucks, ambulances, stoplights, and other objects in a miniature world how to complete specific tasks. Players need no previous programming experience. The only prerequisites are an ability to read English and an interest in exploring creative ways to solve challenges!

Learning Objectives:
Traffic introduces players to general programming concepts that are common to almost all programming languages and environments. Concepts include:

  • IF / THEN / ELSE statements
  • AND / OR logicals
  • WHILE statements
  • Variables
  • Subroutines
  • Code reuse Concepts are introduced gradually - as the player achieves success on lower levels additional programming tools are introduced and are required to complete higher levels. Players earn belts as they advance as a reward for demonstrating what they've learned.

Please see this link for a detailed list of learning objectives for each level: http://www.scientia-software.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Levels.127194516.pdf

What do computer programs look like in Traffic?
Instead of focusing on the tedious syntax of any single programming language, Traffic programs are constructed by assembling English words and short phrases. There is no code syntax to learn, and no need to type programs character-by-character.
For example, an “if / then” statement looks very different in C++ than it does in VisualBasic. Rather than using the specific syntax of either language, Traffic allows users to get experience with the “if / then” concept by simply constructing the following English phrase…
If the road turns right then
Steer right.

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Algernon

This app is especially appropriate for elementary school age students. It develops estimation skills, illustrates how turning left and right depend on a person's point of view, and introduces the process of program writing and debugging

Bee-Bot on the App Store

The app makes use of Bee-Bot's keypad functionality and enables children to improve their skills in directional language and programming through sequences of forwards, backwards, left and right 90 degree turns.