codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding by codeSpark (Universal)
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Released: Nov 3, 2014
Version: 3.04.02
Size: 197 MB
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codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding

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codeSpark Academy is the #1 learn-to-code app for kids ages 5-10. We have hundreds of activities and games designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computer science and introduce them to the world of STEM.

“codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills — ‘the ABCs of coding’— with no reading necessary.” - NPR

"Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed working together on the puzzles." - Parents' Choice Awards

The LEGO Foundation - Pioneer RE-Imagining Learning & Re-Defining
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Children’s Technology Review - Editor’s Choice Award
Parent’s Choice Award - Gold Medal
American Association of School Librarians - Best App for Teaching & Learning
Apple – Editor’s Choice, Top Educational App & more

“My daughters are 6 and 8 and this is their new favorite game. Now they want to be programmers!”



WHAT’S INSIDE THE APP:



Puzzles
Learn the basics of computer science by solving fun puzzles while building problem-solving and logical-thinking skills.
Master sequencing, loops, advanced sequencing, events, and conditionals.



Explore
Apply and expand your coding knowledge with fun coding and logical thinking challenges and games.
Teaches concepts such as boolean logic, automation, variables and inequalities, and stacks and queues.



Story Maker
Use code to create interactive stories with speech bubbles, drawings, and music.



Game Maker
Apply concepts learned in the app to code your very own arcade-style games.
Use our Remixing feature to see how other games were coded and even put your own spin on them.



Adventure Game
Combine storytelling and game design to create unique games and stories in a fantasy setting for other kid coders to play.
Use advanced coding concepts to make trees move, build fortresses, and more.



Kid-Safe Community

Every story is moderated by our team before being published in the app to ensure the safety and privacy of all kid coders.




KEY FEATURES:



* Kid-Safe

* Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own games and interactive stories.

* Personalized daily activities based on your child’s progress.

* Subscription app with new content every month.

* Word-free. Perfect for beginner coders and pre-readers! Anyone, anywhere can start coding!

* Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon.

* Supports 3 individual child profiles.

* No collection of your child’s private data.

* No advertising or micro-transactions.

* No written communication between players or external parties.

* Cancel at any time.




EDUCATIONAL CONTENT:



codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other ‘beginner’ programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.




Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play and is perfect for beginner coders and pre-readers. Kids will master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals.




DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIPTION:



* Payment will be charged to iTunes Account

* Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period

* Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period

* Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase

* Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable



Privacy Policy: https://codespark.com/privacy

Terms of Use: https://codespark.com/terms




ABOUT CODESPARK:

codeSpark is delivering computer science education to kids in over 200 countries by turning programming into play.

What's new in version 3.04.02
Introducing all new ways to code and play in codeSpark Academy's biggest release yet!

COME SEEKING ADVENTURE
Your kid coders can now create their own epic quests with the massive new Adventure Game mode: a powerful new set of design tools for kids to create their own open-ended role-playing games.

Inspired by classic hit games, kids will now be able to code their own games to include custom-built missions and story-based interactions for other kid coders.

This new creative mode makes testing and playing games even easier for a wider range of kids by requiring less hand-eye coordination than other creative modes.

With this new mode, kid coders will discover more ways to apply their coding skills, continue building computational thinking skills, and expressing their creativity through code.

Featuring:
* New Items to Code
* New Worlds to Explore
* New Enemies to Battle
...and more!

THEY'RE THE STAR
Kid coders can now create a unique Foo that represents them using any of the thousands of combinations of colors, outfits, and items, including new and diverse hairstyles. Foos created for each child profile are now the stars of their games and stories.

Kids can tap on another creator's profile image to open up that creator's portfolio, allowing them to enjoy all the games and stories of their favorite creators, or, with parental permission, they can share their own portfolio!

SEE THE WORLD
Kid coders can now set their stories anywhere with photo backgrounds! Will they send Naomi to the Museum of Natural History? Or Gracie to feudal Japan? Or maybe their own Foo to the canals in Venice? The possibilities are endless!

As always, photos used in stories must be reviewed by our moderation team. Parental permission required for publishing.

HORSING AROUND
Remy the MonkeyFoo has long taught kid coders the basics of game creation, and now, Remy and all the other Petfoos can go on their own quests as playable characters in both platformer games and adventure games.

THE PARTY NEVER STOPS
Splash Clash now has party codes! With parental permission, your child can send a code to a friend, enabling them to play against people they know.

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE
Introducing new emoji to use as reactions to games and stories, including voting options for polls.

A LITTLE BIT LOUDER NOW (A LITTLE BIT SOFTER NOW)
New volume controls allow finer control of music and sound effects for the preferred aural experience.

BE A COMPLETIONIST
Badges now unlock special Create-A-Foo items, allowing even more customization.

MORE WAYS TO LEARN
Teachers have new features in the teacher dashboard, including curriculum and student passwords.

UNDER THE HOOD
Also included: support for the M1 Macs, bug fixes, and even more optimizations for better gameplay on older devices.

Need help? Contact us at support@codeSpark.com. Love the update? Leave a review!
Our verdict: Good
  • + codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding is currently ranked #175 in free Education apps for iPhone.
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