•  Coding: Teaching Resources
    Teachers - use the resources below to accompany your classroom coding lessons.

     
     
     BrainPop and BrainPop Jr.
    The resources below are taken from BrainPop Jr. and BrainPop
     
     
     
     BrainPop - Parts of a Computer
     BrainPop - Computer Programming BrainPop - Ada Lovelace   BrainPop - Binary
     BrainPop - Cloud Computing BrainPop - Computer History    BrainPop - Computers
     More BrainPop! 
    Click HERE for more Brainpop Resources!  
    BrainPop - Computer Science Games   BrainPop - For Educators  
      

  • Coding Apps
     
     Coding Apps for Students
     
    Want to go mobile with coding?  Try out some of the suggested apps below. 
     
    Contact your Tech Facilitator to install the apps on your school devices! 

     
    Daisy the Dinosaur   

    Daisy the Dinosaur

    By Hopscotch Technologies
    This free, fun app has an easy drag & drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy and make her dance on their screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges. 
     
    Hopscotch  

    Hopscotch: Learn to Code Creatively and Make Games

    By Hopscotch Technologies

    Learn to code by making things you enjoy playing. Our award-winning block-based language was built from the ground up to be used on your touchscreen iOS device. With Hopscotch, you get a blank canvas for your imagination, a community filled with inspiration, and an audience to begin using your products the moment you publish them. 
     
    Kodable  

    Kodable - K-5 Coding Curriculum for Elementary

    By SurfScore, Inc

    This companion app to the award-winning Kodable Curriculum is designed to teach computer science to elementary students grades K-5 (Ages 4-11). 
     
     Foos

    codeSpark Academy with The Foos - coding for kids

    By codeSpark

    codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for kids 4-9! This award-winning app has been downloaded and played by over 4 million kids in 201 countries.

     Bee-Bot

    Bee-Bot

    By TTS Group
    The new Bee-Bot App from TTS Group has been developed based on our well-loved, award-winning Bee-Bot floor robot. The app makes use of Bee-Bot's 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.

    The app has been developed with 12 levels encouraging progression. Each level is timed and the faster it is completed the more stars you get! The levels are set in an engaging garden scenario and will appeal from age 4 upwards. 
     
     Blue-Bot

    Blue-Bot

    By TTS Group

    Download the app to control Blue-Bot, the new addition to the TTS floor robot family. The app enables you to write an algorithm, send it and then Blue-Bot will follow your instructions. There are numerous features, which make writing algorithms both fun and educational.
     
    Blue-Bot Robot 
     
     scratch

    ScratchJr

    By Scratch Foundation
    With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games.

    By snapping together graphical programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. In the process, children learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy. With ScratchJr, children don’t just learn to code, they code to learn. 
     
     Tynker

    Tynker - Code games. Control toys. Build anything!

    By Tynker
    Tynker is the easiest way for kids to learn programming. Play fun puzzles to learn the basics and then create your own amazing games using over 100 step-by-step coding tutorials. Great for Hour of Code! Additional puzzle sets available as in-app purchases.  
     
    Cargobot  

    Cargo-Bot

    By Two Lives Left
    Over one million people have enjoyed Cargo-Bot! The puzzle game that challenges your brain and helps you learn programming concepts.

    Cargo-Bot is the first game programmed entirely on iPad® using Codea™

    It's a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Sounds simple, right? Try it out! 
     
     Codable Crafts

    Codeable Crafts

    By Benesse Corporation
    Codeable Crafts is an app for kids to create their imaginative stories by drawing and coding. Find a template of your favorite or capture your drawing with the camera, and use crayons and stickers to design your character. Your character will become a hero of your story. To tell a story of your character, use the block-based coding tool. Snap the blocks together to make a sequence, or use advanced blocks to make it interactive. You can also share your stories with your family and friends by email or AirDrop. With Codeable Crafts, kids can enrich their imagination and creativity, and learn the basic concept of computational thinking. 
     
     Tickle

    Tickle: Program drones, robots, LEGO, and Arduino!

    By Tickle Labs, Inc.
    "Fantastic. Program multiple robots, drones, and smart-toys, using a familiar interface." – Code.org
    Tickle is "the most awesome blocks programming environment for iPad". Learn to create virtual games and stories, and have all your drones and robots interact with one another. You can easily program Parrot drones to flip in mid-air, and LEGO, Star Wars BB-8, Sphero, and Dash&Dot robots to move through mazes. You can even program Arduino wirelessly to control these robots and even build custom robots! 
     
     KidBot

    KidBot Start

    By Avioware
    Programming is the new literacy, and you better start early! Kidbot introduces kids to programming through a fun puzzle game.
    A room. Toys all over. A robot under your command. Few commands, endless possibilities. Move around. Gather the toys. Get to the basket.

    Kidbot uses a unique programming model, both powerful and intuitive. Instructions, conditions and jumps build on a familiar analogy with jigsaw puzzles, where the form of the piece indicates where it can fit.