codeSpark Academy

App Detail » codeSpark Academy

Published by: codeSpark

  • App Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-11-03
  • Current Version: 2.12.01
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 153.92 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
  • Price: Free

codeSpark Academy
App Rating: 4.5/5
4.5
Based on 1,416 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

  • Granddaughter loves it

    5
    By Mad and unhappy. Mad
    My granddaughter loves it
  • Just bought the lifetime subscription

    5
    By Kerrykimrusso
    Update: customer service is awesome and took care of everything. As the title says, bought the lifetime subscription: 1. Didn't receive a receipt from them 2. The app requires me to sign in every time I start it and then I have to press restore purchases, which hung the first time 3. Once I restore purchases there's no way to proceed to try a game. 4. I go to the parent area and that doesn't really have any options 5. Can't even open the teacher area as it does nothing after entering my pw Please reach out to me CS. I would like this to work and do not want to have to ask for a refund.
  • Absolutely terrible

    1
    By Sonny boy is my dog
    I hated it... It is literally so hard just to log in!!! I had to reset my password then after that I typed it in and it said ERROR I literally tried so many times!!!!😫 Then you have to pay just to play the game!!!!! It is crazy! That app should not need to be payed that much!!! I hate it! It needs to be fixed....🙄
  • Just amazing!

    5
    By natethegreat310
    This is an amazing app! My first graders love using it and cannot wait for iPad lab time just to use this app. Best of all, it is free for educators! The interface is kid friendly as well as for adults. It is easy to access and use. There is a curriculum that goes with the app and is aligned to the state standards.
  • Not worth it

    1
    By mbrjns
    Good idea but not worth the price. My four-year-old loved it so I put it on multiple devices but ended up being charge multiple times in one month. Developers do not care and never respond to inquiries save your money and buy a tutor
  • No. Forces you to sign up with card

    1
    By Lysaao
    This game appears to be free but when you open the app you are immediately prompted to sign up with your credit card for a trial you can “cancel at any time.” So you can’t try it free without providing your payment info and signing up. So just no.
  • Glitch in the game

    5
    By thisistestlol
    First of all, when I signed up. I tryed paying with my credit card, But the keyboard didn’t show up!
  • Glitch

    3
    By Destroyer 312
    So I downloaded the app I made an account but then BOOM it goes in a glitch and I restarted the game but then it would not go on my account Please Help!!!!
  • Paid Subscription Required to Play this Game!!

    1
    By Viperdk
    My kid plays this every time we’re at Best Buy and loves it. He’s been begging for it at home so I decided to download it for him. First thing... it requires you to create an account. Strange, I don’t want to give some random app my information but I just toss a bunch of characters on the page to make a fake email and password and move on. Next... it wants me to sign up to pay SEVEN NINETY NINE A MONTH TO USE THIS GAME!!! That’s a higher annual price than we pay for a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live account!!!!! What’s wrong with you people!? I wouldn’t pay $7.99 for unlimited use of this game. $5 maybe. Certainly not $96 a year good God!!! Now I have an angry child. Thanks dev!
  • Good!!!

    4
    By Addicted2ava
    I first thought you couldn’t play it unless you payed money.Actully you have a7 day free trial.I love the game I even made agame! Get it if you like to code.

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