Coding Apps for StudentsWant 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
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: Learn to Code Creatively and Make Games
By Hopscotch TechnologiesLearn 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 - 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).
codeSpark Academy with The Foos - coding for kids
By codeSparkcodeSpark 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.
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.
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.
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 - Code games. Control toys. Build anything!
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.
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!
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: 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!
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.