codeSpark Academy with The Foos

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Published by: codeSpark

  • App Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-11-03
  • Current Version: 2.11.01
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 150.54 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
  • Price: Free

codeSpark Academy with The Foos
App Rating: 4.5/5
4.5
Based on 1,242 Reviews
Buy now: Free

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App Description

codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for kids 4-9! Our award-winning app has introduced over 20 million kids in 201 countries to the ABCs of computer science. codeSpark Academy uses a patent pending "no words" interface to teach the basics of computer programming through a variety of interactive learning activities including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, game design and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents. “My 5 year old does not want to stop playing this. He caught on very quickly!” “My daughters are 6 and 8 and this is their new favorite game. Now they want to be programmers!” KEY FEATURES: * Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own projects in the Game Maker. * Personalized daily activities based on your child’s progress. * New content every month. * Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play. * Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon. * Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students and kids with reading and focus-related challenges. * Supports 3 individual child profiles. * No collection of your child’s private data. * No advertising or micro-transactions * No written communication between players or external parties. * No commitments or hassles. Cancel at any time. PRESS & AWARDS: codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills — "the ABCs of coding"— with no reading necessary - NPR "[codeSpark Academy] is easy to learn, full of playful characters and it's easy to experiment." - Children's Technology Review "Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed working together on the puzzles" - Parents' Choice Awards *** 2016 American Association of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching and Learning *** 2016 Kidscreen Awards - Best Learning App for Kids *** *** 2016 KAPi Awards – Best App or Product for Younger Children *** *** 2015 Parents’ Choice — Gold Medal *** *** Apple Editor’s Choice & Top Educational App *** EDUCATIONAL CONTENT: codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other ‘beginner’ programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak. Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play. They’ll master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals. Our Game Maker allows kids to put programming concepts to work by designing and coding video games. Creations can then be played and remixed by other coders around the globe. DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIPTION: * Download and try for free. Trial offers the full codeSpark Academy experience for a limited time. Subscription is $7.99/month. * Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase * Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period * Account will be charged $7.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period * Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase * Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable Privacy Policy: http://codespark.org/privacy-policy/ Terms of Use: http://codespark.org/terms-of-service/ FOR EDUCATORS: codeSpark Academy is FREE for teachers, librarians, and verified non-profit educational institutions. codeSpark Academy was voted top choice by teachers and librarians for introducing computer science in elementary schools. Additionally our FREE teacher dashboard allows educators to track student progress and turn on and off parts of the app. ABOUT CODESPARK: codeSpark is delivering computer science education to kids in over 200 countries by turning programming into play.

App Reviews

  • Can’t register on iOS 11

    1
    By howardchlee
    The keyboard doesn’t show up for me to enter my email etc
  • They love it - and so do I!

    5
    By BeautyToo
    My little ones love this game! They are having so much fun, they don't even realize they're learning. My favorite thing about this app (and previously, The Foos) is that it really instills confidence - not just in coding but in everything that they do. They've become every-day little problem solvers. It has helped them in so many ways that I went ahead and purchased the lifetime subscription. I've even made my own profile so I can learn to code and now they're teaching me! Keep up the great work, codeSpark!
  • No free content

    1
    By Crssa
    They'll gladly give you a seven day free trial, but I'm not going to subscribe to something I'll forget to cancel later. Bummer.
  • Cool game😎😎😎😎😎

    5
    By duo's mom
    I love this game it's so fun and funny somehow I just LOVE THIS
  • A wonderful app! An excellent game to spur learning!

    5
    By D.Art.Kang
    This game is excellent and my nieces are crazy about it! The Game Maker allows them to create their own games using all the concepts they learned from the story/puzzle levels such as if/then, sequencing, and loops. The new addition to the app, Pet Pals, allows them to program the Foos to take care of pets that need to be fed and cared for. The idea here is that coding can be automated especially when they are looped. Some programs (represented by Foos) can clean up after the pets, while some can feed and play with the pets. They are tons of fun that keeps kids engaged in creative ways. The Game Maker is still my favorite part, though. This is similar to Mario Maker, except that you get to program each block of the game you create. You can code a block to jump on its own or react to another character that is touching it. The creativity one can have is limitless and kids can share their levels with others. I have to say I've seen some ingenious levels created by these kids! I myself find the Game Maker a ton of fun to use and have created some challenging levels myself. Great app!
  • My girls love this app!

    5
    By TechD@d
    It's so cool they are having fun AND learning something useful...
  • Codespark Junier

    5
    By dumbest stuff
    I love this app 👍🏾😁
  • 7.99 doesn't work out

    1
    By iuygexitunfinuwtdfxnxiftude
    7.99 a month and the app is not working!
  • Waist of money

    1
    By Lmurph13
    I've contacted codespark multiple times to ask why it crashes, can't sign in and can't get past the home screen. No response. $7.99 a month and it only worked through our free trial. Was hoping my boys would love it, but they can't even play it. Our characters are there but can't click on them. Would be happy to change my review if it worked.
  • Current version keeps failing!

    2
    By Uul - really
    The current version keeps crashing while running the pet automation, often after doing just a single "day".

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