We have been having a lot of fun recently learning how to code! One of our favourite coding apps is called Daisy the Dinosaur. It is a perfect app for our age group!
The children have to use a code called Blockly to make Daisy the Dinosaur move. They join pieces of code together to get Daisy to move forward, spin, grow and shrink. It is a great app to introduce coding.
We have also tried Scratch Jr. The children really like working with this app. Once they were familiar with how Blockly works they were right at home with Scratch Jr.
In this shot, one of our students is sharing her expertise on how to add words to their page.
Each block of code makes the kitty do an action.
The students like to create their own pages with the characters and backgrounds available within the app. They can program the characters to do a variety of actions on each page. Way too much fun!
We also experimented with the Tynker app. The children have a variety of different options with this app. It also uses Blockly which the children are starting to feel quite comfortable with!
These three apps have rapidly become favourites! I love the thinking they inspire!