Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.
Use drag-and-drop programming to make your own Flappy Bird game, and customize it to look different (Flappy Shark, Flappy Santa, whatever). Add the game to your phone in one click.
Hopscotch is a simple programming tool on the iPad/iPhone, beloved by millions of students for its freedom of creative expression. Watch your students squeal with delight as they create their own "Don't Drop the Phone" games! This self-guided video tutorial teaches kids ages 8+ programming basics while they code customized editions of this popular game.
The new Disney Hour of Code tutorial uses a visual programming language using blocks where students simply drag and drop visual blocks to write code. Visual programming is a fun and easily understood way to teach the logic of coding. Exposure to visual programming lays the foundation for text-based programming, a more complex activity. The tutorial is targeted for kids ages 8+ and those trying coding for the first time. Available in 23 languages and localized outside of the United States. This tutorial is available free online and includes a digital toolkit in English and Spanish for educators and event organizers.
Learn to code by making an iPhone game using a brand new and beginner-friendly programming language called Swift! Create a Pokemon-inspired action game and write code to teach your monster new moves. You will learn how to use variables, methods, and objects to help your monster win!
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