PROBLEM SOLVING is not just doing word problems in math. But what is PROBLEM SOLVING? There are many types of problems and many ways to find a solution. Sometimes what might be a “problem” could be something fun to explore in a different way.
Today in PROBLEM SOLVING we are going to practice using our brains to PROGRAM with technology. We will revisit this during Computer Science Education Week in December.
AN HOUR OF CODE – We’re cheating and getting a headstart to what we’ll revisit in December. There are some great apps and links on this page to get started: http://csedweek.org/learn
- Lightbot- app to download- http://light-bot.com/hoc.html
- Angry birds, zombies, plants game- http://learn.code.org/hoc/1
OTHER APPS AND RESOURCES
Fun kid coding
- Hopscotch Coding for Kids- App– https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hopscotch-coding-for-kids/id617098629
- Code Academy– learn different types of coding for free- http://www.codecademy.com
- Cargo Bot– Teach a robot how to move. iPad app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cargo-bot/id519690804?ls=1&mt=8
- Daisy the Dinosaur– http://www.daisythedinosaur.com
- Cato’s Hike Lite- App– https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/catos-hike-lite-programming/id580699267?mt=8
- Kodable-App– https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kodable/id577673067
- KineScript Lite- App– https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kinescript-lite-visual-programming/id685281337?mt=8
- Logo Draw– Logo Draw uses aspects of the Logo Programming Language to introduce users to the fundamental concepts of software programming, computer graphics, geometry, and logical thinking. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/logo-draw/id409456996
- A.L.E.X.- A.L.E.X. is a fun puzzle game and a great way to train your brain. A.L.E.X. helps you think and plan logically as you program your robot A.L.E.X. with a sequence of commands to get through each level from start to finish. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/a.l.e.x./id597040772?mt=8
- Tynker– Learn Programming- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tynker-learn-programming-build/id805869467?mt=8
- Scratch Jr.– App- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8
- Dynamic Art Lite– App- Create amazing artwork and animations.- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dynamic-art-lite-graphical/id599415102?mt=8
- Coddy Free– Innovative Educational Tool for Little Programmers- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coddy-free-innovative-educational/id698176009?mt=8
- da Vinci Junior– App-https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/da-vinci-junior/id866175357?mt=8 Learn the concepts behind programming by interacting with animated videos.
- CodezleFree-App- Help the Seed grow into a flower by solving puzzles https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/codezlefree/id867008699?mt=8
- Treehouse: Learn Programming and Design- programming for real “stuff” https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/treehouse-learn-programming/id664753504
Create an App