Description

codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for kids 4-9! Our award-winning app has introduced over 20 million kids in 201 countries to the ABCs of computer science.

codeSpark Academy uses a patent pending "no words" interface to teach the basics of computer programming through a variety of interactive learning activities including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, game design and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents.

“My 5 year old does not want to stop playing this. He caught on very quickly!”

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

KEY FEATURES:

* Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own projects in the Game Maker.
* Personalized daily activities based on your child’s progress.
* Subscription app with new content every month.
* Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play.
* Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon.
* Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students and kids with reading and focus-related challenges.
* 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.
* No commitments or hassles. Cancel at any time.

PRESS & AWARDS:

codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills — "the ABCs of coding"— with no reading necessary - NPR

"[codeSpark Academy] is easy to learn, full of playful characters and it's easy to experiment." - Children's Technology Review

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

*** 2016 American Assoc of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching
*** 2016 Kidscreen Awards - Best Learning App for Kids ***
*** 2016 KAPi Awards – Best App or Product for Younger Children ***
*** 2015 Parents’ Choice — Gold Medal ***
*** Apple Editor’s Choice & Top Educational App ***

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. They’ll master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals.

Our Game Maker allows kids to put programming concepts to work by designing and coding video games. Creations can then be played and remixed by other coders around the globe.

DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIPTION:

* Download and try for free. Trial offers the full codeSpark Academy experience for a limited time. Subscription is $7.99/month.
* Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
* Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
* Account will be charged $7.99 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: http://codespark.org/privacy-policy/
Terms of Use: http://codespark.org/terms-of-service/

FOR EDUCATORS:
codeSpark Academy is FREE for teachers, librarians, and verified non-profit educational institutions. codeSpark Academy was voted top choice by teachers and librarians for introducing computer science in elementary schools. Additionally our FREE teacher dashboard allows educators to track student progress and turn on and off parts of the app.

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

What's New

Version 2.13.03

Do a little dance, make an awesome game - let’s code tonight!
Daily coins are back!
Remixed levels now pay homage to their original designers by including their profile names (not real names, of course!)
We’ve made updates to our Game Maker - including Monkey Dances!
We have a brand new icon for the Wait command
Our Sweet Sorter icons are bigger, making patterns easier to see for children with color vision deficiencies
Bug fixes and optimizations

If you encounter any problems, please email support@codespark.org. If you’re enjoying the new updates, please leave us a review.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

396 Ratings

396 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

These little monsters put the fun in learning to code.

Unintuitive contra productive interface

Application 558

After paying and signing in, first page doesn’t lead to anywhere. It has two active buttons, parent and teacher. After repetitive unavoidable filling out of my birthdate in both categories, teacher page leads nowhere, parent page leads to another page which doesn’t recognize that I am signed in, nor asks for it. Only one time showed up a page through same selection process with downloads, which was the only way to play one lesson and that was it. To get back to that page is through a labyrinth of repetitive actions, but still never showed up again.

That alone is quenching user experience, and I will unsubscribe this application. I am not happy somebody published this application which feels like it’s early beta version (not to be published developmental stage). Hard to believe MIT was involved with this unless interfacing is very underestimated, outsourced and weakness of a brilliant mind which I was hoping can teach my child what I cannot.

A great app that teaches and entertains!

D.Art.Kang

This is a highly entertaining and engaging app! I play with their Game Maker and I create my Mario style game to publish so my nieces can play it! My nieces then create their own game so I can play it! The great thing is that you are putting to use what you learn by creating and programming each section of your game. You start off with fun challenging levels which in turn teach you coding fundamentals like sequencing, looping, and conditionals. There are other parts of the game which include using automation to feed and collect your pets. The characters are fun and cute! Great fun for all, and I would recommend this to anyone who are preparing their kids for the future.

Information

Seller
codeSpark, Inc
Size
153.2 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 codeSpark, Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. codeSpark Academy Enrollment $7.99
  2. codeSpark Academy Enrollment $3.99
  3. codeSpark Academy Enrollment $71.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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