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Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+

by Kelly Walsh on September 1, 2015

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Check out These Fun iPad Apps for Helping Young Students Learn About Coding, Logic, Math, & More!

Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She will present the session “Coding for the Core: Using the iPad to Develop Computational Thinking and Mathematical Practices” at the 2015 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November in Raleigh, NC. 

Yesterday we published the article, “Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA“, in which we shared numerous programmable robots and insights and lesson plans that offer ideas for how they can be used in classrooms teaching various subjects.

Today, we share 15 different iPad apps (many of them are free!) that can help teach coding skills while reinforcing related skills like mathematics, logic, reading, and more! These apps are geared toward students of elementary through middle schools ages.

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Scratch Jr (Free, Ages 5 to 7):
itunes.apple.com/app/scratchjr/id895485086

Bee Bot (Free, Age 4 and up):
itunes.apple.com/app/bee-bot/id500131639

Kodable (Free, Age 5 and up):
itunes.apple.com/app/kodable/id577673067

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Daisy the Dinosaur (Free, K-2):
itunes.apple.com/app/daisy-the-dinosaur/id490514278

Lightbot Jr ($2.99):
itunes.apple.com/app/lightbot-jr-4+-coding-puzzles/id858640629

Tynker (Free, Grades 3 to 5; Also works with Sphero robot from yesterday’s post):
itunes.apple.com/app/tynker-learn-programming./id805869467

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Cato’s Hike ($4.99, Ages 5 and up):
itunes.apple.com/app/catos-hike-programming-logic/id574335479

Cargo-Bot (Free, Age 10):
itunes.apple.com/app/cargo-bot/id519690804

Hopscotch (Free):
itunes.apple.com/app/hopscotch-coding-made-easy!/id617098629

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Lightbot ($2.99, Ages 9 to 11):
itunes.apple.com/app/lightbot-programming-puzzles/id657638474

Move the Turtle ($3.99, Ages 9 to 11):
itunes.apple.com/app/move-turtle.-programming-for/id509013878

A.L.E.X. Pro ($0.99, Age 6 and up):
itunes.apple.com/app/a.l.e.x.-pro/id918695202

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Robot School ($4.99, Age 7 and up):
itunes.apple.com/app/robot-school/id959959681

The Foos (Free, Age 5 and up):
itunes.apple.com/app/id923441570

Code Blast ($0.99, K – 2):
itunes.apple.com/app/code-blast/id953601961

Come join Leslie Suters and hundreds of other educators at the 4th annual Teaching and Learning with the iPad conference!

Kelly Walsh Presenting Keynote at TLIPAD 2013

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Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded EmergingEdTech.com. As an education and instructional technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, regularly running Flipped Class Workshops online. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Kelly also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by kwalshmusic.com and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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Kevin Brice October 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Love this article highlighting some fun apps for teaching young learners about the world of coding. I was made aware of another great app for teaching kids how to code called Madlearn. I’ve seen it pop up in some schools recently. Looks like they’re getting some traction. Too bad my kids are too old for all these great apps!

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