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Hopscotch: Coding for kids, a visual programming language

Hopscotch: Coding for kids, a visual programming language
Description ***2013 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner******2014 Children's Technology Review: Best Educational Technology******Featured by Apple in Education and Best for 9 -12***Hopscotch teaches kids to code using simple, intuitive building blocks. Kids can create games, animations and other programs in this colorful, interactive environment. Want to participate in #HourOfCode? Check out our video tutorial online at hop.sc/HoCvideo Program your characters to move, draw, and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them. Praise from our users: "This is the best app I have ever put on my kids' iPads." "The most exciting iPad app for teaching coding in primary schools. "Great job!!! "The more and more I use Hopscotch with my students, the more I realize I'm teaching my students to think." Why learn to code? Ranked #4 in Education Apps. Learn more about us at gethopscotch.com. Hopscotch Technologies Web Site ...More Customer Reviews by Shreya_g

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