Programming Resources-Check these out!

We have lots of kids who are super interested in programming, and I just know we have a few app developers in our midst!  How cool would that be?!

On the iPad…

1. Cargo-Bot: Free on iTunes
This app has students writing programs that control a robotic arm to move, sort, and stack colored crates.  The computer language is simple enough for younger kids, but challenging for even middle school kids.

2. Hopscotch: Free on iTunes
This app is a great introduction to programming for kids.

3. Move the Turtle: $2.99 on iTunes
Teaches students the basics of programming (actual coding)

4. Daisy the Dinosaur: Free on iTunes
Similar to Hopscotch

On the computer…

5. Scratch: Download for free at
Great programming environment for kids!  This is a must!

6. Codecademy: Learn programming on the web with interactive tutorials.  Create an account at and then choose from JavaScript, HTML/CSS, PHP, Phython, Ruby and APIs.  (note from Mrs Spady: I have done this with my 2nd and 4th grader, but I usually have to sit down next to them and help them through it.  It’s a little higher level, but doable.)

7. Another great online resource to learn programming.

8. Khan Academy:  Yet another great online resource to learn about computer programming.

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