Coding for kids: 6 cool apps to start coding

Coding for kids: 6 cool apps to start coding

TinkerCAD: TinkerCad is a free, browser-based, 3D modeling system created by Autodesk, Inc. It uses the idea of constructive solid geometry where complex structures can be created by adding and subtracting other basic shape building blocks.

Learn 3D Modeling with TinkerCAD here.

Roblox: Roblox Studio is the official software platform that enables you to create your own games for the massive multiplayer online Roblox platform. Kids can begin to learn coding using block based programming and can gradually progress to Lua programming. It is a great tool that allows kids to learn coding as well as to unleash their creativity and create fun games.
Learn to build Roblox games here.
MIT App Inventor: MIT App Inventor 2 is a block based app development environment built by MIT scientists. Kids can use the tool to build real world apps and games. It is a great tool to learn app development as well as to progress to developing real world, sophisticated apps.
Learn to build apps with MIT App Inventor 2 here.
Scratch: Scratch is a block based programming language developed by the scientists at MT’s media lab. It is a great tool to introduce programming to kids. Students can learn programming elements of control, conditions and logic and will proceed to build cool animation and games using Scratch.
Learn Scratch Programming here.
Makecode: Makecode is a great tool for builders and makers to create cool things while they learn to code. It comes with a block editor as well as a JavaScript editor. Kids can build Minecraft mods, design and build Microbit projects, build arcade games and have a ton of fun!
Learn to build Minecraft mods using Makecode here.

GameMaker Studio 2: GameMaker studio is a great tool for students to learn to code by designing fun games. It has a drag and drop interface that uses blocks to build the programs. This is perfect for beginners to learn coding, logic and game design fundamentals. Advanced learners have access to the GML language to take your games to the next level.

Learn to build cool games with GameMaker Studio here.

April 17, 2020

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