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Education Apps – Apps for Coding on Tablets

Education Apps – Apps for Coding on Tablets
Updated 15/01/2015 - Apps for Coding on Tablets 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 help educators skill themselves, and also to support pupils in this area. Coding and programming allows for individuals to show their creative side, but also embodies key, logical skills which need to be understood and mastered to create a successful programme. With technology advances racing ahead within societies, the need for programmers is going to be a key concept which individuals need to understand to be able to relate the apps, programmes and any further developments. The skills are not difficult to learn, but the issue in education is likely to be the confidence, understanding and skills of the teachers who will suddenly find coding or programming within their remit. Code Blast (iPad) £0.79 AndroidScript (Android) Free Kodu (Windows) Free A.L.E.X. Light-Bot App

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How To Raise The Next Zuckerberg: 6 Coding Apps For Kids If you want to give your kid every opportunity to succeed, it’s hard to argue with teaching them to code. Some of the wealthiest and most influential people of our time began programming young, and who wouldn’t want that kind of future for our kids? Yesterday, we reviewed Hopscotch, an iPad app that teaches children the basics of any modern programming language. However, that’s just one of the many options out there. Here are six free tools to get kids excited about code. Whether she’s 5 or 15, and whether she wants to learn Ruby or Java, there’s something here just for her: New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game. And, more than that, he’s also learning how to code.

My BIG List of iPad Coding Apps for Kids! December 9-15, 2013 is Computer Science Education Week, and this year their big push is to get coding incorporated into school curriculums everywhere. There are lots of reasons why kids should be coding, but none more than the fact that there are more resources than ever to help students and teachers get started, regardless of their previous experiences with computer programming. So, in honor of the #HourOfCode project, here is my BIG list of iPad coding apps for kids. There is something here for students of all ages. Bee-Bot (Free) - The new Bee-Bot App from TTS Group has been developed based on our well-loved, award-winning Bee-Bot floor robot. 7 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard Whether you’re interesting in blending, flipping, personalizing, or differentiating your classroom, technology can be a huge help. Technology gives students direct access to content, which frees the teacher up for other roles. iPads function exceptionally well in this capacity, and one of their talents is to function as a digital whiteboard.

Coding-for-kids app Hakitzu Elite launches on Android When it came out for iPad in March, the Hakitzu: Code of the Warrior app knocked our socks off with its ambition: teaching kids computer programming skills with giant virtual robots. Developer Kuato Studios has since renamed it Hakitzu Elite: Robot Warriors and launched an iPhone version. This week, it crossed over to Android too, meaning kids with access to Google-powered tablets can join the fun too.

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 by TeachThought Staff This post was sponsored by CK-12, a non-profit foundation that creates and aggregates high quality curated STEM content. What are the best apps for your classroom? The best little bits of software to use tomorrow, in your school, to make your classroom go? Kuato aims to teach kids programming through games Kuato Studios plans to use artificial intelligence and gaming technology to teach children how to program a computer. As such, it is the latest startup to try to “gamify,” or use game mechanics to foster interest in non-game applications, education. The company is creating a virtual game world for children and teens to explore. They can perform actions in the world by writing lines of computer code.

Top Coding and Programming Recommendations for Schools! Last month we had a fantastic discussion on our Facebook page about the changes to the computing curriculum in England from September 2014. Lots of our friends and followers got involved, recommending a wide range of tools and resources to help teach coding and programming, so I thought that it would be useful to share some of the suggestions: Beebot (recommended by Kim and Vee) – These popular floor robots are used in lots of schools and are a great starting point for teaching children about control, directions and programming. There is also a related iPad app.Lightbot (recommended by Sabeena) – Lightbot is a free online game that also has iOS and Android apps. Players have to program Lightbot and light up all of the blue tiles in the factory. The game starts with simple programs and then challenges players to create functions.

Construct 2 - the HTML5 game I’ve been experimenting with Construct 2 from Scirra the last few days. Construct 2 is a program from creating HTML 5 games. What really got my interest was that there is the ability to create Windows 8 games using Construct 2 with Visual Studio 12. The Construct 2 development environment is pretty easy to use and I find that some similarities to Visual Studio (among other tools) is helpful in finding ones way around it. The image below shows the layout of graphical objects on the screen as well as the properties box, list of images and outline of the project. Very similar to what I am used to.

Raspberry Pi in the primary classroom – essential apparel or Emperor’s new clothes? by L.O’Kane With recent reports that sales of Raspberry Pi have surpassed all expectations and reached the 2.5m mark ( should primary schools be using them? Cards on the table here, I’m a computer scientist and massive geek. A Rubric to Grade Students iPad Projects July, 2014 Today's post features a practical rubric to use in class to grade your students iPad projects. This rubric ,which I learned about through Techchef4u, is created by Lisa and Mrs. Greathouse to help them "ensure that students would not just do the bare minimum while rewarding those who went above and beyond". As you can see below, the rubric features 4 key criterion to base your grading on.

5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids Digital Tools Arduino It’s hard to argue with the importance of teaching students how to use computers — how to turn on, log on, search the Web, and use applications. These skills are absolutely necessary for students’ academic success as well as for their future job prospects. Being able to use the Internet and operate computers is one thing, but it may be just as valuable to teach students how to code.

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