Hopscotch is an App that Teaches Kids how to Code #makereducation
Check out Hopscotch, a highly rated coding app for kids!
Hopscotch is programming designed for everyone! You can download the app on the iPad, and make games, animations, stories, and other interactive programs by dragging and dropping colorful blocks of code. Use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control your characters!
Ok, here’s the nitty gritty:
Hopscotch is a visual programming language like Scratch, Alice, or Blockly. Kids using Hopscotch learn the basics of computer programming, including abstraction, sequencing, loops, variables, functions and conditional logic. Hopscotch requires zero typing, placing the focus on designing and building applications, rather than struggling with intimidating syntax.
Hopscotch is the first ever programming language designed to be written on a mobile device. Hopscotch is a ‘Turing complete’ or computationally universal programming language, meaning that you could build anything that’s built by any other programming language, given enough time and storage space. You could rebuild the internet if you wanted to!
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