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Mobile Apps that Teach Coding

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.

Hopscotch: Make games! Learn to code. Coding made easy!

Learning to code? You've come to the right place!
This award-winning app lets you make your own games and publish them instantly for anyone to play! Use our super easy-to-follow videos to make games like Angry Birds, create pixel art, or build something brand new.

** Winner of the Children’s Technology Review: Best Educational Technology** ** Winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award **

Please note that you can only make games on the iPad version of Hopscotch, you can't make games on the iPhone version. Our team is working hard though to make editing on the iPhone possible soon! :D

Loads of tutorials in the app and more (line-by-line instruction and explanations for learners of all ages) on our website: https://www.gethopscotch.com/resources

All kinds of people love Hopscotch: kids, programmers, parents, and teachers.

  • “Wow, I never knew I could make my own game. I’m completely addicted. It’s so much more fun to make games than play them.” -- Ethan, 12 years old

  • “My daughter is obsessed with Hopscotch. Instead of playing games, she is building and publishing her own. It’s brilliant.” -- Paul, a very cool dad

  • “I'm not your target audience, as I'm 39 years old and a university senior manager in the UK. It has been years since I did any programming, but I got into Hopscotch earlier this month after exploring it with my 12- year- old son... I'm now addicted and last night published my first game!” -- Andrew, a rockstar dad and former programmer

  • “My students love working on this app and being able to code has given them a much better understanding of how computers work. Hopscotch has demystified the tech in their lives. Now, they look at something on the computer and say “I could code that!” --Jesse, an awesome teacher

+” Hopscotch is so much more than a kid's toy. It is a Turing-complete language and seamless programming environment for writing and prototyping real video games”. --Emily, pro game designer

  • “I'm not your target audience, as I'm 39 years old and a university senior manager in the UK. It has been years since I did any programming, but I got into Hopscotch earlier this month after exploring it with my 12- year- old son... I'm now addicted and last night published my first game!” -- Andrew, a rockstar dad and former programmer

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.

We can’t wait to see what you create.

** Featured by Apple in Kids and Education categories **
** Featured in Code.org’s Hour of Code **
** Featured in The New York Times **
** Featured in Parents Magazine **
** Featured in FastCompany **
** Featured in PC Magazine **
** Featured in MacWorld **

Learn more about us at https://www.gethopscotch.com

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.

LOST IN SPACE
The furry aliens, known as Fuzzes were exploring space when their ship unexpectedly crashed on the maze-covered planet Smeeborg. The naturally curious fuzzes need kids to program them to explore all the colorful Technomazes on the planet’s surface.

ACCOMPANYING CURRICULUM (Common Core Aligned)
Upload your roster for easy sign on, get lesson plans, and track what concepts and standards students are learning when you create a free account at Kodable.com.
(Homeschool and Parent curriculum available as well)

WHY CODE WITH KODABLE?
Even before your children can pronounce the word "algorithm" they have an astounding ability to learn how to use them. Today's best programmers fell in love with coding at a young age by experimenting with the concepts taught in Kodable. Understanding the basics of programming empowers your child for the jobs of tomorrow, and expands your child's mind to solve problems today in more intelligent ways.

Kids learn the fundamentals of every modern programming language in a fun and inviting way.

  • Sequence/ Order of operations
  • Algorithmic operations
  • Conditional logic statements
  • Problem solving skills
  • Higher level thinking skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Common Core Standards
  • CSTA Standards
  • English Computing Targets and Programmes of Study

***In – App Purchase includes advanced concepts:

  • LOOPS: 30 more lessons in Loopy Lagoon! Learn to write efficient code by repeating commands and earn 4 new fuzzes!
  • FUNCTIONS: 30 more lessons in Function Junction! Learn to assign a rule in your code to reuse later and earn 4 new fuzzes!
  • VARIABLES: 30 More lessons in Asteroidia! Learn to match variables with a value and unlock new ships for exploring space.