CUE 2015 - Coding on iPads

  • Kodable 
    • Created for 5-7 year olds. Can use w/older students to teach concepts of sequencing, conditionals, loops, functions, debugging 
    • Free - 45 puzzles; in app purchases for 75 more. 
    • Free levels teach concepts of sequencing, conditionals, and loops. Debugging is not specifically addressed in the free levels but is learned through fixing problems as students complete levels. 
    • Free teacher account with up to 30 students 
    • School Subscriptions 
    • Available on iPad and in the browser - Students can use their code to play at home.
  • The Foos 
    • Released in December for the Hour of Code. 
    • Geared for 5-8 years old. 24 free levels. 
    • Paid version on the horizon with additional functionality. 
    • Video about CodeSpark & The Foos 
    • Available on iPad, Android tablets, & in the browser
  • Lightbot
  • Cargo-Bot
    • Free - written using an iPad app!
    • Recommended for ages 9+
  • Scratch Jr.
    • Free
    • Geared for 5-7 year olds - no reading required
  • Hopscotch 
    • Free with in-app purchases & School Edition $9.99 
    • Recommended for ages 8+
  • Tynker
    • Free w/in-app purchases OR $7.98? for Full Edition; Free version includes the Game Builder!
    • iPad, Android, & browser versions
    • If you have an online account, you can access Game Builder both on the web & on the app.
    • Teachers can set up free accounts and track student work - emails are not required
    • Tynker for Schools - $5.99
    • Some schools have problems with this app because there are weapons available as sprites
  • Pyonkee
    • Free
    • Best for ages 8+ especially since it's somewhat buggy & crashes
    • Scratch 1.4 on the iPad. Can EXPORT projects and upload to Scratch Website.
  • Tickle
    • Will be free; currently in beta
    • Rewrite of Scratch 2.0 for the iPad
    • Works with Sphero & drones
    • Video showing the app
  • Dash & Dot
    • For ages 5+
    • Apps are free; robots are not
      • Dash $169.99
      • Dash & Dot $229.99
    • Apps
  • Sphero
  • TouchDevelop
    • Free
    • Creates web apps using block based and/or text-based language
    • Recommended for ages 12+
    • Web-based - works on any device! Log-in required; works with GAFE
    • Recently released collaborative programming ability
    • Can publish & share from the iPad
    • Free TouchDevelop ebook
  • Code Quest
    • $1.99
    • HTML & CSS
    • Designed for 6-8 year olds. 
    • Can “publish” to the Code Quest website if 13 years old or older or with parental consent. To create a real website, would need to use other tools on a computer.
  • Hakitzu Elite Robot Hackers
    • Targeted to 11-14 year olds
    • Free w/ads - In-app purchases.
    •  Javascript coding; To really use Javascript, would need to publish a website
    • Robot violence.
    • Can be multi-player
  • Codea
    • $9.99
    • Recommended for 13+ & interest in coding
    • Create apps in Lua - can develop real apps that can be submitted to Apple store. Would need a developer account $99/year & a Mac computer to submit apps.
    • What language should budding programmers learn? Top languages (Lua is #25) 

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The How: List of Unplugged Activities

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