Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Featured: 8-14-2013 Hopscotch / Daisy the Dinosaur


Hopscotch and Daisy the Dinosaur are two free iPad apps designed to help young children begin to learn to code.
Hopscotch is a free, visually appealing, easy-to-use programming language that allows kids to unleash their creativity and create their own games and animations.
Hopscotch 1
Drag and drop method blocks into scripts, then press 'Play' to see your code in action. As the student becomes more advanced, add more objects and use custom events, such as shaking and tilting the iPad, to run the code. 

 See a video about Hopscotch
Hopscotch requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Daisy the Dinosaur is a free, fun app with an easy drag-and-drop interface that kids of all ages can use. Students learn the basics of computer programming by animating Daisy to dance across the screen. 
Daisy the Dinosaur
Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges. After playing Daisy, kids can choose to download a kit to program their own computer game.

 Watch a video about Daisy the Dinosaur
Daisy the Dinosaur requires iOS 3.2 or later.

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