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Essential 21st Century Skill Support: Try Hopscotch Coding App for Kids

May 8, 2015

Preparing students for careers of the future is absolutely essential!  Although there are many terrific coding events that highlight the importance of computer science, you can bring these skills into your classroom regularly. Looking for a coding app for kids? Add Hopscotch to your list!

Coding App for Kids

Looking for a coding app for kids? Add Hopscotch to your list! Hopscotch is a free app with lots of options for student users. Hopscotch is a free app with lots of options for student users.  It’s a great choice for introducing kids to foundational concepts, bringing game play into your instruction, and turning students into creators. If you’ve used Hopscotch before, check out my list of 6 Free Coding Apps for Students!

I love how this coding app for kids has a friendly interface and is ready for students to explore independently. It provides a clear pathway for kids to explore as they work to create in a unique space.

Crunched for time? Hopscotch is also a great choice for after school programs, centers, or coding clubs. You can add this to your school newsletter as an activity for use at home too. If families want to take part in Hour of Code activities, they can use this app.

Here’s a list of more coding favorites. Do you have a coding app for kids to add to the list? Share it in the comments below!

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