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Kodable App

Coding for Kids

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 5+

About Kodable

Kodable is a game that introduces kids to key concepts and logic for computer programming. Kodable app provides easy to follow lesson plans focused on student outcomes so teachers can teach their students to code, no computer science knowledge required. Kodable is available to download on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) and for desktop (laptop and Macs) and is free to download. Kodable app develops cognitive skills and critical thinking. Please note, at this time, Kodable is not available on Android devices. 

Teacher Review

Kodable app and the Kodable desktop versions break down computer science into the basic concepts kids need for a strong foundation life.

What we love about Kodable

Kodable game offers materials focused on topics ranging from communication and social emotional learning to real world impact of computer science. Students learning computer science through the Kodable and CodeHS K-12 pathway will learn foundational skills in computer science preparing them for the next step in their learning, whether that is taking an additional course or pursuing computer science in college or dive into the language and logic of programming.

How does the Kodable teach students to code?

In Kodable game you can choose from over 70 lessons with both on-screen and off-screen components. Every lesson includes instruction guidance, vocabulary words, and student materials. You can teach K-5 computer science as it’s own content area or integrate into math, ELA, digital citizenship, robotics, or other subject areas.

With the Kodable app students can choose a character to roll through the levels and will come across directional, rotational, colour coding and looping procedures. Level 1 eases the student into the app and its progresses nicely through further stages, all but a little repetitive at times.

Is Kodable free?

Yes, Kodable is free to download. You can get free Kodable app for iOS from the app store (iPad and iPhone). There is also a desktop version of Kodable available for PC and Mac users. Unfortunately, Kodable is not available for Android devices at this time.

What skills does Kodable game develop?

We love the Kodable game because students have the opportunity to be exposed to coding at an early age. The Kodable app teaches students:

  • Learn to identify code as a language and how to apply algorithms to complete computational tasks.
  • Learn to read, modify and write scripts to change what happens in JavaScript programs.
  • Solidify logical thinking and problem solving skills, while transitioning to typing-based coding.
  • Learn Javascript, Python, HTML, CSS, Java and more.

 

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Cognitive Development
Critical Thinking
Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

SurfScore

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Publisher's Description

Kodable game is an educational coding game offering a kid-friendly introduction to programming concepts and problem solving. Kodable is an award-winning coding curriculum for kids ages 4-10. Kodable is trusted by over 50% of US Elementary Schools, it teaches your kids everything they need to know about computer science, from zero to JavaScript - no experience required!

What does Kodable do?

Kodable game is features age-appropriate games and activities that transition your kids from learning how to think like a programmer all the way to writing real code using our custom, built-for-kids coding interface.The concepts learned through the Kodable includes Sequence/ Order of operations, Algorithmic operations, Conditional logic statements, Syntax, variables including Strings, Integers, and Arrays, Object Oriented Programming, Classes and Subclasses, Properties and Methods.

Kodable game for Teachers is the only complete K-5 curriculum taking students from learning to think like a programmer in Kindergarten to writing REAL JavaScript by 5th grade. No computer science knowledge required of teachers!

Why is Kodable better than other coding apps?

Even before your children can pronounce the word "algorithm" they have an astounding ability to learn how to use them. Today's best programmers fell in love with coding at a young age by experimenting with the concepts taught in Kodable. Understanding computer science empowers your child for the jobs of tomorrow, and expands your child's mind to solve problems today in more intelligent ways. Students also learn incredibly important ‘soft skills’ such as problem solving skills, higher level thinking skills, collaboration skills, communication skills and critical thinking skills.

What is the premise of Kodable?

The fuzzFamily crashed their spaceship on Smeeborg and need your help to explore the planet's Technomazes. Use your finger to drag and drop instructions for your fuzzes to follow. Then hit Play to watch them roll through the maze with curiosity. BEWARE: Fuzzes are very LOGICAL and will follow every command exactly as you tell them! Get rewarded with stars, coins, and even EXTRA members of the fuzzFamily as you successfully complete mazes.

Beautifully designed with little ones in mind, Kodable comes free with 45 levels of programmable fun! You can unlock additional worlds with in-app purchases, or get them all with our educational app Kodable Class.

Teaching with Kodable or using Kodable in your classroom? Create a free Teacher Account and get access to education features and 25 student profiles! Be sure to check out Kodable Class, our app designed specifically for educational use. For /month you can get all of our education features and 50 student profiles.

1) SMEEBORG — (FREE IN KODABLE or with Kodable Class Subscription)
- Learn to solve problems (especially fuzzy ones) in sequential steps
- Include conditional statements like "If this, then that" to do even more
- Add loops: commands that repeat a number of times
- Lead fuzzes through 45 linear & logical labyrinths they'll love

2) FUNCTION JUNCTION — (IN-APP PURCHASE or with Kodable Class Subscription)
- A second world packed with 30 additional mazes
- Extra fuzzes to add to your collection
- Learn to (re)use functions more than once for smarter coding
- Find out what happens when you combine functions and conditions!

3) BUGS BELOW: DEBUGGING MADE FUN — (IN-APP PURCHASE or with Kodable Class Subscription)
- 30 more levels in which you must avoid (or squish) bugs that prevent your Fuzzes from exploring
- Learn to debug by helping the fuzzFamily fix their code
- Use critical thinking to spot problems and prevent future bugs
- Unlock 4 new Fuzzes - diamondFuzz, rubyFuzz, coleFuzz, and the lovable shadowFuzz

4) FUZZY FUN (IN-APP PURCHASE or with Kodable Class Subscription)
- Fun activities to boost all aspects of your child's learning
- Fuzzy Spelling: kids spell key vocabulary words.
- Fuzzy Matching: kids match vocabulary words to symbols used in the game.

Can adults use Kodable?

  • Settings to lock and unlock levels for your kids
  • Send questions directly to the Kodable team
  • Programming resources for grownups teaching kids to code
  • Kodable Learning Guide, a full-featured lesson plan for teaching with Kodable. The Smeeborg Learning Guide is free, so check it out in Teacher Mode!
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