Code Monkey - New!!
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+ - New!!
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
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 - Lessons and 3 competitions include in fee.
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