Essentially, 'Cato’s Hike' is a universal game for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to teach kids and young children basic programming skills. The younger ones will obviously enjoy solving levels using simpler coding techniques but the hope is the older ones will pick up more advanced concepts like loops and branching as well as even more advanced concepts like a basic stack or memory!
Set in the animated world of Foosville, where the character of the Glitch is wreaking havoc, the app offers scenes where players need to help the inhabitants to do something. In one puzzle, kids create a program so the policewoman can reach her favorite doughnut. In another, they must help a construction worker fill a chasm with rubber tires so that he can hop over them to reach his trusted hammer. Kids will play through numerous programming puzzles, set in different locations -- including the town, outer space, and a diner.
This coding app is free for schools and for consumers there is a free Hour of Code experience
Fix the Factory is the cool new puzzle game from Lego Mindstorms featuring a cool humanoid robot, ev3rstorm, and a robot factory with battery packs dropped in all the wrong places…
Meet EV3RSTORM, the cool Lego Mindstorms robot who can walk, rotate, grab, shoot and put the misplaced battery packs at the Nogo factory back in their right place - if you tell him the right moves to do it!
Help EV3RSTORM navigate the massive NOGO factory maze and put the dislocated batteries back in place to proceed to the next level. But watch out, it’s not as easy as it seems. And you never know which challenges the floors inside the factory are going to present to you!
Fix The Factory is an addictive puzzle game full of unexpected obstacles that are guaranteed to challenge your logic thinking, your spatial intelligence and your robot commanding skills.
Hopscotch works by dragging and dropping blocks of code. Build little routines and press play to see your code in action! As you get more advanced, you can add more objects and run your code using events like shaking and tilting the iPad or even shouting at the iPad! It is heavily inspired by MIT's Scratch.
Pyonkee is a free app that allows you to use Scratch on an iPad. You can save your work to Dropbox and open it in Scratch 1.4 or 2.0 on a computer. You can also share files using Airdrop. The buttons can be quite tricky to use for more complicated projects though.