Image from the Foos website
There's been a lot of interest in coding recently, and our iPads (Early Literacy iPads and Tween Tabs, which you can check out for a week) reflect that! Here is a list of our coding apps.
Early Literacy iPads (for K-1)
Daisy Dinosaur By Hopscotch Technologies
A very basic drag-and-drop introduction to visual programming. Teach Daisy to dance in her happy and bright world.
The Foos By codeSpark
This game was developed to support Hour of Code, the global campaign to teach coding to all kids. In the Foos, the logic of programming is taught through visual blocks of code that look like drag-and-drop coding puzzles. It looks very cartoony, and the puzzles are story-based. No reading is necesssary.
Tween Tab (for 8-12 year olds)
Hopscotch by Hopscotch Technologies
Create mini-games, art, minecraft remakes, and even websites using code. Kids will learn abstraction, variables, conditionals, loops, and more.
Kodable by Surfscore Inc
A game that teaches coding basics, and then lets users create games with what they know. It also comes with curricula and parent guides.
CodeAcademy by CodeAcademy
Complete this app, and you will know coding basics. Then, CodeAcademy offers free video tutorials to take you to the next step. Part of the Hour of Code initiative.
Lightbot Hour by LightBot Inc.
Another Hour of Code game, Lightbot is a programming puzzle that teaches kids concepts used in computer programming. And, it was created by an undergraduate student! The challenges ramp up really quickly, so it's good for older kids.
Cargo-Bot by Two Lives Left
36 puzzles in a deceivingly simple game that teaches that working solution may not be the optimal solution (just like in coding).