Hopscotch allows kids to create their own games and animations. Kids unleash their creativity with this beautiful, easy-to-use visual programming language.
Inspired by MIT’s Scratch, the Hopscotch programming language works by dragging and dropping method blocks into scripts. When you’re done with a script, press play to see your code in action! As you get more advanced, you can add more objects and use custom events, such as shaking and tilting the iPad, to run your code.
Why coding? By the year 2020, there will be a projected 1.4 million computer jobs but only 400,000 CS students. Computer Science is among the highest paid college degrees and programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average.
Many of the best coders fell in love with programming as kids at the age of 8, 10 and 12 years old. With Hopscotch, kids can build and perfect their own creations while obtaining an understanding of the fundamentals of computer science.
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Recommended for kids ages 8 to ∞.
|Hopscotch, Programming Designed for Everyone: coding for kids||Free||This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.|
|Miss Chief||$0.99.99||In-app purchase.|
Hopscotch is a great way to introduce pupils to coding / programming. Especially if you are looking forward to the introduction of the new 2014 Computing Curriculum in the UK.
Start with the pupils figuring out how to make a square then move on to creating simple game that they can test on their classmates.
As other reviewers have mentioned this is a great way to get pupils engaged in coding with a colourful and clear interface.
This is a fantastic entry-level application for teaching students the basics of computer programming. It is fun and engaging and the students love to use it. It feels like a game to some of them and they typically don’t realize that the fundamental concepts of programming are being taught. From here I would love to Scratch or Phrogram.