- understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions
- write and test simple programs
- use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
- design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
- use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs
- use logical reasoning to how a simple algorithm works and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Toca Boca Builder: £1.49
Join your new builder friends on an island far away and create a whole new world with blocks. Jump, walk, roll and rotate the builders to use their unique skills, and they will help to build whatever you can imagine!
Toca Builders makes it fun to drop, spray, smash and lift blocks to construct new objects - may it be a house, lamp or maybe a banana?https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/toca-builders/id652077009?mt=8&uo=4
The app makes use of Bee-Bot's keypad functionality and enables children to improve their skills in directional language and programming through sequences of forwards, backwards, left and right 90 degree turns. The app has been developed with 12 levels encouraging progression. Each level is timed and the faster it is completed the more stars you get!
Beebot Pyramid: £0.69
Control Bee-Bot through a series of 12 levels of an ancient Egyptian pyramid, unlocking doors, collecting treasure and out-smarting Mummies as you go.
Daisy the Dinosaur: FREE
The official release of light-bot on iOS, featuring 40 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect; light-bot is the best way to get hooked on programming! Players use simple visual commands instead of words and syntax to control a robot that has to light up all the tiles in a factory. Whether you have no experience or years of experience programming, you will love the puzzles that light-bot has to offer.
Create a Car: £.0.69
This app is developed specifically for young children. The user interface is intuitive and simple enough for my 3 year old daughter. Create a Car is a click and drag activity for elementary age students. Choose from over 30 fun vehicle body styles and then select from over 70 different parts to place on the vehicle body.
Pettson's Inventions: £1.49
Help Pettson and Findus build their inventions! In this tricky game you should help building these clever inventions. You need to figure out which ones of the objects should be included and where to put them in the machinery. When you have finished all the inventions a special invention will be unlocked where you will help Findus fly out to space! Pettson’s Inventions is a pedagogic app that practices logic and stimulates creativity for preschoolers.
Cato's Hike: A Programming & Logic Odyssey
Cato stepped through and discovered that this world unlike his own didn't follow the same rules. Every time he tried to take a step or an action he'd find himself stuck in place. Stuck that is until he finally discovered the rules in this universe: by writing a program for himself he would be able to overcome all obstacles and learn something new along the way!https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/catos-hike-programming-logic/id574335479?mt=8&uo=4
Programming fundamentals and logic lessons for kids!** The fuzz family crash landed on Smeeborg and they need your help navigating the Technomazes! Use drag and drop commands to direct your fuzz through the colorful lighted maze. Don’t get lost, or your fuzz might not be too happy!
Kodable Pro: £4.99
Kodable is an educational iPad game offering a kid-friendly introduction to programming concepts and problem solving. For kids ages 5 and up, and tools for grownups too!Kodable Pro gives you access to all current and future Kodable content, including the Kodable Curriculum, as well as all features available as in-app purchases in the free version of Kodable.
Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Sounds simple, right? Try it out!
Beautiful retina graphics. Fiendish puzzles. A game about programming, programmed entirely on iPad. Record your solutions and share them on YouTube. Learn more about how it was made by searching for Codea on the App Store.
Become an inventor as you design unique creations and then set them in motion. Let your creations come to life as you play with different joints, forces, motors, teleporters, and inputs then watch what happens next. From the simplest bouncing ball to an elaborate pinball machine, the possibilities for tinkering are endless on Creatorverse.
Do you remember the Logo programming language? A friendly Turtle will introduce your child step by step to the basic concepts of programming in a colourful graphic environment. Who knows, maybe your child will be the next outstanding programmer!
Codea lets you create games and simulations — or just about any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch and the accelerometer. Codea is designed to let you touch your code. Want to change a number? Just tap and drag it. How about a color, or an image? Tapping will bring up visual editors that let you choose exactly what you want.
Hopscotch allows kids to create their own games and animations. Kids can 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, simply press the play button to see your code in action!
A.L.E.X. is a fun puzzle game and a great way to train your brain. A.L.E.X. helps you think and plan logically as you program your robot A.L.E.X. with a sequence of commands to get through each level from start to finish.
I named A.L.E.X. after my nephew, and created a game I would want him to play. The lower levels of the games are suitable for children as young as six and the game is enjoyable for adults too!
Hakitzu Elite - Robot Hackers: £1.99
Game Coder: £6.99
You can create your games with the touch of your fingers! Game Coder has a great user-friendly interface to build your games with tap and drag&drop features! Also, as you are developing on your iPad, you can play your games without the need of anything but press the Play button!
Learn Python: £0.69
If you would like to learn the Python programming language, then this is the perfect app for you. You can type python scripts into your iPhone or iPad, and execute them-on-the-fly, in order to see the results. All this without the need to have access to your computer, or requiring a webserver. This is a great way to try out the code examples that you read in books, or on the web.
If you want to learn computer programming, this is the place to start! Kevin and Bryan teach in a funny and exciting conversational style with visual explanations as they go. On occasion, they may actually tell a bad joke, sing poorly or include a ridiculous pop culture reference! But if that's ok, you will be rewarded with learning some very dry material, in a fun and exciting series of training videos.