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Coding – Programming

vector of a robotUpdated 4-19-18

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:


1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade


Build a Game

  1. GameSalad–no programming knowledge required; drag-drop

Coding Curriculum

  1. C-STEM Studio–download to teach computers, science, technology, engineering and math with robotics
  2. Everyone Can Code–from Apple
  3. Google Computer Science for High School–free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers

Hour of Code


  1. Animatron–design and publish animated and interactive content that plays everywhere, from desktop computers to mobile devices.
  2. Basics of Coding–from AT&T
  3. BrainPop coding games
  4. Build a website–a guide
  5. Chrome Experiments–geeky experimentation with programming
  6. Edabit–learn to code with interactive challenges
  7. I like programming video
  8. Kodu—game programming
  9. Learn to code
  10. Minecraft coding mod
  11. Pivot Stickfigure Animator–free, download, powerful, with a cult following
  12. Robby Leonardi–programmer–a game played about programming in the style of Mario
  13. Roboblockly–to teach coding and math, from UCDavis
  14. Stencyl–build games without coding with downloaded software
  15. Stickman–draw a stick figure and the site animates it
  16. Symbaloo collection for coding
  17. TED Talk on young programmers


Click for an Hour of Code lesson plan bundle (K-8).

Click for Robotics 101 lesson plan.

4 Responses to Coding – Programming

  1. Jacqui

    Thanks, Robert. Should be quite useful.

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