9 apps for kids to develop coding skills
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Coding is a skill that is now part of almost every discipline; it’s fun for kids to learn and easy for parents and teachers to add to lessons at home or at school, according to Google.
Students of all ages can be involved while learning to code and there are coding apps for just about any skill level and skill level.
Below is an overview of nine apps that can help kids develop coding skills. The applications are divided into two sections which start coding and more advanced coders.
Cloud Stop Motion (Play Store)
Stop Motion Cloud is an animated and stop-motion movie maker that lets kids work with animations on a zoomable, scrolling timeline. Sound effects, music, titles, credits and speech bubbles can be added before rendering to MP4 movie. An extensive library of audio, backgrounds, and styles is also included.
Grasshopper (web application)
Scratch Jr (Play Store)
Scratch Jr is tailor-made for young learners and is based on a programming language that teaches children how to program by creating their own interactive stories and games.
Tynker Jr (Play Store)
Tynker Jr is the app for children who are learning to read. Kids ages 5-7 can learn coding basics by connecting picture blocks to move their characters.
More advanced encoders
Bloxels (Play Store, App Hub)
Bloxels allows users to create a video game with their own characters and art. Game worlds are quick to build with built-in logic, triggers, and actions.
Codecademy (Play Store)
Codecademy creates an engaging and accessible way for kids to learn to code online, enabling them to learn skills for employability and build something with technology.
Piper Make (Play Store, App Hub)
Piper Maker is a drag and drop coding platform for the Pico. Using Piper hardware packages available online, the Piper Make Portal features new storytelling tutorials, projects, and ways to get started creating and coding technology.
Replicate (Play Store, App Hub)
It combines an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) with a debugger, built-in testing / autograding and hosting tools to build websites and applications.
Tynker (Play Store, App Hub)
Tynker offers block-based coding challenges that help learners move on to more complex skills such as Python coding and advanced computing.
It even offers AP computer courses.