posted Feb 19, 2015, 6:23 AM by Tim Hammill   [ updated Feb 19, 2015, 9:11 AM ]

Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.

Puzzle is a quick introduction to Blockly's shapes and how the pieces snap together.

Maze is an introduction to loops and conditionals. It starts simply, but every level is more challenging than the last.

Bird is a deep-dive into conditionals. Control-flow is explored with increasingly complex conditions.

Turtle is a deep-dive into loops. Use nested loops to paint a picture. Then publish your art to Reddit for the world to see.

Movie is an introduction to mathematical equations. Use math to animate a movie. Then publish your movie to Reddit for the world to see.

Pond is an open-ended contest to program the smartest duck. The blocks now contain real JavaScript code written on them.

Pond JS switches from blocks to conventional text-based programming. The ducks are faster and more skilled.