Great Tools and Apps to Teach Students Computer Programming
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Bee-Bot App: a simple introduction to primary computing based on the Bee-Bot floor robot. Makes use of the keypad functionality and enables children to improve their skills in directional language and programming through sequences of forwards, backwards, left and right 90 degree turns. 12 timed levels set in a garden scenario. Aimed at age 4 upwards.
Move the Turtle app: A virtual Turtle introduces basic concepts of programming such as loops, procedures, variables and conditional instructions in a colourful graphic environment.
Programming for Primary Schools Using iPad Apps
With the introduction of Computer Science into the UK curriculum in 2014, learning to program is now an entitlement and a vital skill for children to learn. As technology becomes more and more ingrained into our everyday lives, it is important that our children have practical experience of programming and an understanding of technology and how it works as we prepare them for the creativity needed to drive the 21st century.
Education Apps: Apps for Coding on Tablets
Updated 25/09/2016 With an increasing focus on programming and coding finding the way onto the curriculum in many different countries across the globe, developers are creating materials which can h…
Cato’s Hike/Cato’s Hike Lite: an iOS quest game to teach basic programming skills where Cato has to overcome obstacles using programming logic such as loops, branches, if/else and goto labels. Over 60 levels aimed at 5+.
A.L.E.X iOS App: the simplicity of Beebots but with a look and feel which would appeal to older learners. Program an astronaut to reach a teleporter. 25 free levels and create your own levels.
How Wes Fryer Ruined My Day
But in a good way! One of the readings that I caught this morning was a post from Dr. Fryer on his blog. “Hopscotch Challenges: A Free Curriculum eBook for iPad Coders”. I really enjo…