codeSpark Academy

Category: Computer Science

Ages: 5-7 7-11
Price: Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Free

The Foos is a programming game geared towards the youngest coders. Right away, it was easy to tell how to proceed. Tap the play button, then choose the first level. This app is ideal for children who do not have any coding or programming experience. The app prompts you to slide the block into place to make the character walk forward in a bright and cheery town. Instantly, the character walks through the star and the child ‘wins.” The levels progress very easily and slowly in order to set up a basic understanding of programming. There are 8 different levels with each of the 3 main characters to complete. 

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From the Developer

codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for kids 4-9! This award-winning app has been downloaded and played by over 4 million kids in 201 countries.

codeSpark Academy teaches the basics of computer programming through a variety of interactive learning activities including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, game design and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents.

“My 5 year old does not want to stop playing this. He caught on very quickly!”

“My daughters are 6 and 8 and this is their new favorite game. Now they want to be programmers!”

KEY FEATURES

  • Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own projects in Foo Studio.
  • Personalized daily activities based on your child’s progress.
  • New content every month.
  • Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon.
  • Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play.
  • Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students and kids with reading and focus-related challenges.
  • Supports 3 individual child profiles.
  • No collection of your child’s private data.
  • No advertising or micro-transactions
  • No written communication between players or external parties.
  • No commitments or hassles and you can cancel at any time.

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT:

codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other ‘beginner’ programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.

Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play. They’ll master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals.

Our creative space Foo Studio allows kids to put programming concepts to work by making video games and programming interactive stories. Creations can then be played and remixed by other coders around the globe.

DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIPTION:

  • Download and try for free. Trial offers the full codeSpark Academy experience for a limited time. Subscription is £6.99/month.
  • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
  • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
  • Account will be charged £6.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
  • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
  • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

FOR EDUCATORS:

codeSpark Academy is FREE for teachers, librarians, and verified non-profit educational institutions. codeSpark Academy was voted top choice by teachers and librarians for introducing computer science in elementary schools. Additionally our FREE teacher dashboard allows educators to track student progress and turn on and off parts of the app.

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In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


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