Code Monkey is a game that requires you to move a monkey around the screen to pick up a banana. There is a professor who pops up at the beginning of each level with tips on how to do the new skills. It is a simple game and easy to pick up. I would use this game with 8+ as the instructions are text based. This game uses typed instructions and is not a visual tool with blocks. There are buttons to insert key words which will assist slow typers and poor spellers.
Other Brainpop coding games
Code Combat 13+
You must be 13+ to play this app.
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Kodu a free download from the Microsoft website is uses visual programming to develop a games. Kodu operates on Windows. To run it on a Mac you will need a virtual windows computer such as Bootcamp or Parallels (These are just two examples of software to run windows on a mac. It is not a recommendation as I do not use a virtual machine)
Download Kodu for Windows Here
Kodu Teaching resources
Scratch is a visual programming tool. It can be used to introduce coding concepts
Game Project for competent users
Animate your name in Scratch
Floors is a video game creator. The game creation can only be used on the iPad. Games can be played on iPod or iPhone.
Website with more information
Educator Portal - I have not used the educator portal I would be interested to receive feedback by anyone who has. Please comment on the Feedback page.
Introductory lessons to Python
Grok Learning - Teachers can access all levels free. email support if you have difficulties. $30 for all courses and 3 competitions included in the fee.
https://aca.edu.au/ Year 5 and 7 Australian students can access one free course for the calendar year. email support for a registration code and assistance with uploading student names.
Once you sign into Tynker and go to myclasses you will find some videos on how to basic tasks.
Students can signup for your class using a code that is published for you to view in your classroom.
Teacher Resources and Sign-in - New
Various Coding Guides
Coding guides for Raspberry Pi, Scratch, Ruby, plus more