Tynker : iPad

Tynker iOS app review iPhone iPad

Description 

Tynker is another great FREE app using a visual drag and drop comprised of code blocks to create and solve coding puzzles.  

You can build your own games using the Tynker Workshop which includes 9 game-kits and hundreds of characters. 

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  • Define your own functions and variables
  • Build musical projects using the built-in notes for piano, electric guitar and drums.
  • Add tilt, touch and other native behaviours to your games
  • Build an unlimited portfolio of games and projects to play with friends
  • Work offline without Internet connectivity
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Create games and apps quickly 
Use the same visual programming language introduced in the puzzle adventures.

Built-in physics engine for advanced games

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  • 9 complete pre-built game kits to remix your own game from 
  • 5 Media Themes with hundreds of assets – Fantasy, Adventure, Sci Fi, Modern and Spooky 
  • Included: Library of sample projects 
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Ages 9+

Drag and drop blocks to make things happen.

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Tynker makes programming easily accessible and fun for kids aged 9+ with no prior knowledge experience of programming.

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Download and have a go…

I love the graphics Tynker uses there great for the younger student.

Alice

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Descriptions 

Alice is designed to teach programming theory.

Designed to encouraging storytelling, unlike most other programming languages Users can place objects from Alice’s gallery into the virtual world that they have imagined.

Program by dragging and dropping tiles that represent logical structures.Manipulate Alice’s camera and lighting to make further enhancements.

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

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Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.

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Suitable for Key Stage 3 + Alice is a FREE a teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming. 

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It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games.

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In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

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In Alice’s interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language.

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Alice is conjoined with its IDE. There is no syntax to remember. However, it supports the full object-based programming, event driven model of programming.

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Ollie & Sphero : Toys & Games

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Description

We create connected toys, fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics to offer a new kind of open play experience. With our smart robots and open software we hope to inspire the next generation of inventors and programmers”

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The ingenious free app is packed full of thrilling multiplayer games, programmable tricks and stunts. So get building your own perilous ramps and raceways and prepare to unleash this reckless robotic adrenaline-junkie..

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Sphero Ollie, the cylindrical and bad-ass bigger brother of the original Sphero. It may look like something pinched from the set of a Tron film; but this futuristic, app-controlled robot is set to usher in a new, adrenaline-fuelled driving experience. o.

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  •  Unleash a futuristic, app-controlled adrenaline junkie
  •  Travels at a blistering 6.3 metres per second (14mph!)
  •  Bluetooth connectivity up to 30 metres, let it roll free
  •  60 glorious minutes of driving time on a single charge
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We created the SPRK program because we believe play is a powerful teacher. Whether you’re an educator or a parent, SPRK lessons give kids a fun crash course in programming while sharpening their skills in math and science. Download the free lessons or see what teachers are saying about Sphero in the classroom on twitter. – See more

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We create connected toys – but that’s not all. By fusing technology with robotics, our toys are teaching and inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Programming isn’t easy, but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to give kids a strong foundation. All you need is a Sphero. – see more..

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  •  Unrivalled manoeuvrability, able to turn on a dime
  •  Spin, drift, and flip with app-powered tricks
  •  Effortlessly leaps off ramps and gets some serious air
  •  Rugged on the outside, incredibly smart on the inside

LightBot Puzzles : iphone & iPad

Description 

Great for younger beginners ,Lightbot is a programming puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts.

Lightbot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like procedures, loops, and conditionals.

Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a must-have for puzzle enthusiasts of any age.

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This is a great introduction App for younger learners. Easy to pick up and play.

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NO in App purchases every thing is included for only £1.99

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Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a must-have for puzzle enthusiasts from the very young +

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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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All schools are encouraging children of all ages to have a go at some kind of coding. This app is a great introduction.

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Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles : iPad & iPhone

Description 

Designed for ages 4-8, Lightbot Junior is specifically an easier version of the popular Lightbot.
Featuring a gentler learning curve and less complex puzzles.
Play as Boybot or Girlbot and solve puzzles that use game mechanics that are rooted in Computer Science concepts.
Lightbot Junior lets players gain a practical understanding of basic concepts like writing instructions, debugging problems, simple procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.
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Complete game for £1.99 , NO in app purchases.

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Parents and teachers around the world are choosing to use Lightbot first when introducing their kids and students to programming, coding and Computer Science. 

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“Parents and teachers around the world are choosing to use Lightbot when introducing their kids and students to programming, coding and Computer Science

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It’s never too early to start programming! Lightbot Junior lets even the youngest learners get ‘coding’ within minutes!

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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

CodecademyCode Hour :

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Description 

This iOS app by Codecademy is great for older students key stage 3+.

This FREE app gets you started by introducing  the basic concepts behind the apps on your phone and the websites you visit. You’ll learn to understand the basic structure of code when you see it.

I really like Code Hour it is a perfect introduction to programming and learn the concepts you need to know to expand your knowledge.

You can also Learn HTML&CSS,  Javascript,  jQuery,  Python,  Ruby and PHP with Codecademy.

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JUST GET STARTED: Code Hour is the best way to go from zero to programming. We show you easy examples of code and you learn how it works and powers the web.

TAP TO TRAIN: Use your iPhone or iPad for what it’s good for – quick, fun exercises on the go. Program when you get home and stay fresh by reviewing on the go.

APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN: Make a webpage with your own photo, bio, and more and share it with your friends.

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CREATE THE FUTURE: Programming underpins apps, websites, games, and more. Learn to create them all with Codecademy!

Learn to code interactively, for free, Students and teachers can track their learning and progress.

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Lightbot One Hour Coding : Android

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Description

Get kids programming in the most fun way, by playing an actual game!

Light-bot for Hour of Code is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly! That means anyone anywhere from K to 12 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic!

Light-bot is a programming puzzle game: a puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts. Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like instruction sequencing, procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.

Teachers worldwide are choosing Light-bot first when first introducing their students to programming.

Light-bot – Hour of Code features 18 levels and is suitable to play for players of any age. The full version of Light-bot features 40 levels for when you want more of a challenge!

This version of Light-bot lets you play in English, French, Russian or Brazilian Portuguese! Just hit a flag icon corresponding to the language in the game!

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Lightbot One Hour Coding features 18 levels and is suitable to play for players of any age. The full version of Lightbot features 40 levels for when you want more of a challenge! 

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Teachers worldwide are choosing Light-bot first when first introducing their students to programming.

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A great introductory app to learn programming logic in a fun and colourful way for free,

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Lightbot One Hour Coding is created specifically for The ‘Hour of Code’, a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

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Get kids programming in the most fun way, by playing an actual game!

Light-bot for Hour of Code is meant to introduce kids who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly!

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The ‘Hour of Code’ is nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. 

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Kano : Toys & Games

Description

Kano

All the parts and information you need to make your very own computer.

The Kano kit  is powered by Rasberry piopen source software with years of development and experience for contributors from all over the world.  Add your monitor and your computer is complete.

Learn while your build,  programme, teach and have fun.

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Kano is a story. With illustrated ideas and simple steps, build a computer, make stuff, and explore a new world. Meet cool characters and level up.

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Kano is a computer you build and code yourself.
Lego simple, Raspberry Pi powerful, and hugely fun.

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Our books, Make a Computer and Code Powers, are illustrated, intuitive, and free – filled with stories and projects for computer makers young and old.

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a registered educational charity (registration number 1129409) based in the UK. Our Foundation’s goal is to advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects. See our storiespage for more information about the Foundation’s charitable work.

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Kano OS is the simplest, but most powerful operating system for the Raspberry Pi. Loaded with apps and projects designed to bring making and playing to everyone.

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Your magic wand. Type overhand or hold it game controller style.
Navigate nimbly with an integrated touchpad, and independent click buttons. Wireless, two ways – USB RF for your Kano, and Bluetooth for the World

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Move The Turtle: iPhone & iPad

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Description 

Looks great on the iPad and compatible with iPhone, worth the £1.99. Give it a go, your love it too!

Move The Turtle is an educational application suitable for young learners teaching children the basics of creating computer programs, using intuitive graphic commands.

Move the Turtle is friendly Turtle that will introduce you and your child step by step to the basic concepts of programming in a colourful graphic environment.

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You and your child will learn how:

To plan complex activities composed of simple elements
How to reuse previously completed work.

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Programming is about more than completing tasks, it is also about implementing your own ideas using your imagination.

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Move the Turtle teaches children (ages 5+) the basics of programming.
Challenges and rewards keep children (with parents’ assistance) & teenagers (on their own) engaged!

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Learn how  to use graphics, spatial orientation and sound in programming.

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You have the opportunity to create your own programs from scratch or based on our inspiring examples.

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Looks great on the iPad and compatible with iPhone, worth the £1.99. Give it a go, your love it too!