Coding Apps for the iPad

Purpose:

Generate, illustrate and communicate original works, knowledge and products using digital tools and media-rich resources

Lightbot

Get kids hooked on coding within minutes! Lightbot is a programming puzzle game, meaning that its game mechanics require the use of programming logic to solve levels.

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Guides and Instructions

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The Foos

The Foos - Code for an Hour edition is an introduction for those who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly! Kids will learn key computer science concepts like problem definition, pattern recognition, sequencing and conditionals. They will also learn valuable life skills like perseverance, test and learn strategies, “right tool for the job” and creative problem solving. The Foo’s world will keep expanding until it covers a broad range of foundational STEM topics.

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Kodable

Kodable is a free educational iPad game offering a kid-friendly introduction to programming concepts and problem solving. For kids ages 5 and up, and tools for grownups too !Even before your children can pronounce the word "algorithm" they have an astounding ability to learn how to use them. 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.
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Use in the Classroom

Research & Information Fluency

Encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills (work with partners to encourage communication and understanding)

Collaborative projects