Program on computers, iPads, laptops–whatever works, whatever age. I’ll start this list with web-based options, by grade level and then continue with a mash-up. Click for coding apps:
Build a Game
- GameSalad–no programming knowledge required; drag-drop
- C-STEM Studio–download to teach computers, science, technology, engineering and math with robotics
- Everyone Can Code–from Apple
- Google Computer Science for High School–free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers
- Animatron–design and publish animated and interactive content that plays everywhere, from desktop computers to mobile devices.
- BrainPop coding games
- Build a website–a guide
- Chrome Experiments–geeky experimentation with programming
- Edabit–learn to code with interactive challenges
- I like programming video
- Kodu—game programming
- Learn to code
- Minecraft coding mod
- Pivot Stickfigure Animator–free, download, powerful, with a cult following
- Robby Leonardi–programmer–a game played about programming in the style of Mario
- Roboblockly–to teach coding and math, from UCDavis
- Stencyl–build games without coding with downloaded software
- Stickman–draw a stick figure and the site animates it
- Symbaloo collection for coding
- TED Talk on young programmers
Click for an Hour of Code lesson plan bundle (K-8).
Click for Robotics 101 lesson plan.