Move The Turtle. Programming For Kids
By Next is Great
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*** Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award
"I highly recommend it for all kids, whether or not they want to get into programming. The kind of thinking required to solve the tasks in the app is important for everyone to learn, for every field of study."
-- Wired.com / Geek Dad
"Are you a computer geek that loves programming or are you a classroom teacher instructing on such skills as angles, measurement and two dimensional geometry? If you answered yes to either these, then you have come to the right educational app"
"I spent my formative tech-years trundling a robo-turtle around the floor while learning the Logo programming language. Now there's an app for that, although in this case the turtle is virtual"
-- The Guardian
*** Move the Turtle teaches children (ages 5+) the basics of programming (yes, we do mean coding!)
*** Challenges and rewards keep children (with parents' assistance) & teenagers (on their own) engaged!
*** NEW! *** Share procedures via public links!
*** NEW! *** See commands used in other users' procedures!
*** NEW! *** Import the procedures to your Move The Turtle app!
Move The Turtle is an educational application for iPhone and iPad that teaches children the basics of creating computer programs, using intuitive graphic commands.
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!
By completing the tasks, one after another, your child learns:
*** how to plan complex activities composed of simple elements
*** how to reuse previously completed work
*** how to use graphics, spatial orientation and sound in programming
Your child will also become familiar with the notions of loops, procedures, variables and conditional instructions.
Programming is about more than completing tasks, it is also about implementing your own ideas using your imagination. With this in mind we give you the opportunity to create your own programs from scratch or based on our inspiring examples.
What's New in Version 1.4
Move The Turtle works perfectly on iPhone 6/6+ now! Hooray!
Thank you for playing Move The Turtle. Please take a moment and leave us a review to let us know what you think of the game. <3
Teacher Review: Good Little App
This is an interesting programming app. I like the layout, graphics and price. We tried Hopscotch with a class, which was a disaster. This is much more straightforward, but could use some tweaks to make it easier to use with kids.
Some of the directions are confusing. With more detailed directions explaining cause and effect, this would be 5 stars for me. For example, why does the turtle need to change colors to achieve a goal? The app says that there is a problem that needs to be solved, but as a user it doesn't seem that way. Some of these details seem counterintuitive, but not so much that I wouldn't try this with a group of kids.
This is definitely worth evaluating!
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 04, 2015
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 34.8 MB
- Languages: English, Polish, Spanish
- Seller: Next is Great Sp z o.o.
- © 2012-2015 Next is Great Sp. z o.o.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.