Here are just a few apps that our offered on tablets that I find entertaining and educational for those young and old who want to learn how to code.
Tickle App- Drag-and-drop programming for real-world objects, and "the most awesome blocks programming environment for iPad". In a few minutes, you'll be making drones fly and flip in mid-air, and robots move through obstacle courses. You can even program Arduino wirelessly and build custom robots!
Kodable- This award winning game and accompanying curriculum, is designed to teach the basics of computer coding to kids 5 and up.
Move the Turtle- Do you remember the Logo programming language? A friendly Turtle will introduce your child step by step to the basic concepts of programming in a colourful graphic environment. Who knows, maybe your child will be the next outstanding programmer!
Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers- Become the ultimate code warrior and hack your friends with Hakitzu Elite. An epic multiplayer robot combat game, where you learn the basics of coding while battling robots in both single and multiplayer missions. Victory is in the code!
Daisy The Dinosaur- Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! This free, fun app has an easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges.
The Foos- Welcome to The Foos, the #1 learn to code app for ages 5+. Get your kids excited about the ABC's of computer science with our award-winning game.
ScratchJr- With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games.
Pyonkee- Tired of consuming? Let's enjoy creating! Based on Scratch, Pyonkee provides a real, programming environment, anytime, anywhere!
Tynker- Tynker is the easiest way to learn programming. Solve puzzles to learn concepts and easily build your own games. Use built-in themed graphics, music, and animated characters to create imaginative games, apps and stories.
The Everything Machine - Dive inside your device and make your own machines! Use a simple visual programming language to combine your device’s camera, microphone, speakers, gyroscope, and screen to make a light, a stop-motion camera, a kaleidoscope, a voice disguiser, a cookie thief catcher, or anything else you can think of!
Cargo-Bot- Over one million people have enjoyed Cargo-Bot! The puzzle game that challenges your brain and helps you learn programming concepts.
Hopscotch- Make your own games and publish them instantly for anyone to play! Use our super easy-to-follow videos to make games like Flappy Bird, create pixel art, or build something brand new.
The Foos: Free Code Hour - Welcome to The Foos, the #1 learn to code app for ages 5+. Get your child excited about the ABC's of computer science with our award-winning game. Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play.
Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles - Lightbot Junior is specifically designed for ages 4-8, and is an easier version of the popular Lightbot: featuring a gentler learning curve and less complex puzzles. You can play as Boybot or Girlbot as you solve puzzles that use game mechanics that are rooted in Computer Science concepts.
iPlayCode - Based on the theory and concepts of serious game, iPlayCode v.1 is designed, developed and released as an educational tool to help programming learners to understand the syntax of C++. The system has facilitated with quiz, scoring, awards, audio and music.
Tynker - Learn to program with puzzles. Build apps, command drones and control robots. No internet connectivity required. Start by solving coding puzzles. Additional puzzle levels available as in-app purchases. Easily build programs using Tynker Workshop. Remix from pre-coded templates or build your own apps. Plus, new connected devices supported - program Sphero, Ollie, Parrot minidrones and Philips lights!
Lightbot One Hour Coding- Light-bot for Hour of Code is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly! That means anyone anywhere from K to 12 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic!