Hopscotch: Coding for kids, a visual programming language
Hopscotch provides a scaffolding learning for coding. This app empowers the students to experiment and create their own coding.
Students need to be independent readers and can access the many levels in the Levels section to solve coding problems. Once these have been mastered students can create their own coding programming stories.
The app provides excellent, quirky graphics that look like old school arcade games. The in-app platform and instructions is an excellent resource for students to explore other coding programs that have been uploaded to the Hopscotch community learning hub.
This is by far one of the best coding app available.
From the Developer
Hopscotch teaches kids to code using simple, intuitive building blocks. Kids can create games, animations and other programs in this colorful, interactive environment.
Want to participate in #HourOfCode? Check out our video tutorial online at hop.sc/HoCvideo
Program your characters to move, draw, and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them. Hopscotch was inspired by MIT’s Scratch and gives kids a creative way to learn the fundamentals of computer programming.
Praise from our users:
"This is the best app I have ever put on my kids' iPads."
--Digital media technology teacher and dad
"The most exciting iPad app for teaching coding in primary schools. Nothing else comes close yet."
--IT coordinator, UK
"Great job!!! I'm seventy two years old, old - time amateur Apple II programmer and I used to teach my kids how to program with Logo. Now, I do the same with my grandchildren, using Hopscotch."
"The more and more I use Hopscotch with my students, the more I realize I'm teaching my students to think."
Why learn to code? Computer Science is among the highest paid college degrees and programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average. By the year 2020, there will be a projected 1.4 million computer jobs but only 400,000 CS students. Even if kids don’t grow up to be programmers, the problem solving and critical thinking skills they will obtain playing Hopscotch are necessary for every career path.
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