Monday, December 5, 2016

Coding Apps for all Ages

Mobile App Monday

We would like to spotlight "Hour Of Code" this week in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Hour of Code began as a one-hour introduction to computer science to show that anybody can learn the basics of coding and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Participation in Computer Science helps students with problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. 

Join us for our Hour of Code Webinar on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, at 7pm. You can sign up for the webinar on eduphoria. 

Here are a few apps that will help you and your students get started with coding all year round. 

Scratch Jr. is coding for young children in which they can program their own interactive games and stories. While at the same time learning how to solve problem, design projects, and think creatively. 

Hopscotch is for students who have no coding experience to learn the basics of programming, logical thinking, and problem solving. 

Daisy the Dinosaur is for the youngest of coders. It is easy to use with the drag and drop interface. Students will learn the basics for objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving challenges. 

CargoBot is a puzzle game where students code a robot to move crates. 

Learn Java is free for androids. Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. No programming experience is  needed for this 3 hour comprehensive guide to Java. 

There are plenty more apps out their that are free or available for a small fee. These are just a few that we have tried and liked. 

Don't forget to check out our Blog on Wednesday for Hour of Code Websites that will get you and your students coding all year. 

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