Lisa Rube▸ Years 7 – 8 Digital Technologies MOOC

I did a bit of searching and found many out there but I liked Hopscotch which is an ipad app for 8-11 year old children. It teaches basics of modern programming language. Has a user-friendly programming interface that most children can use to learn fundamental programming concepts like sequencing, abstraction,values and conditionals. You are also able to see already made games and their programmed scripts and alter them if you like. Its visual programming which I think makes it easier for children to grasp.
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  • Helen Niranjan: I think it is good to start with Hopscotch in primary school, then move to scratch and  general-purpose programming language like livecode, in secondary.
  • Lisa Rube: Yes, I agree with you Helen. Hopscotch is more for the younger students or those being first introduced to the concepts.

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