codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding
4.5

codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-11-03
  • Current Version: 2.28.00
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 166.05 MB
  • Developer: codeSpark
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 6 063

Description

codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for kids 4-10! 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. * Subscription app with 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 Assoc of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching *** 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 free for 7 days. Trial offers the full codeSpark Academy experience for a limited time. Subscription is $7.99/month * Payment will be charged to iTunes Account once free trial period is over * 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: https://codespark.com/privacy Terms of Use: https://codespark.com/terms 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.

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Reviews

  • Fantastic

    5
    By Votsgirl
    My five year old twins play this game everyday to develop levels. However some recent changes now prevent them from playing the same time on our account. They log each other out. Also more learning games to earn money for level components would be great. It’s a real motivator.
  • Code spark

    5
    By Sarah Sol
    Fools
  • From: Avery Scott

    5
    By (I don,t have one)
    CodeSpark is the best way to do this game!
  • Good but not functional

    4
    By Hiperdash222
    Let’s start we’re I could not log in when my account was still paying my mom. And then I went to school and the same things happening and a special student gets his OWN account, really codeSpark. REPLY WHEN READY TO FIX THIS BUG. ❗️
  • I love code spark!

    5
    By migdalrami
    It is a great game because you can build stuff in test stuff in there is no glitches.
  • My note

    5
    By yui conn
    Hi, I’ve bin having a lot of fun on code spark! I think you could add some real code throw 😀. So when people get too this type of code they can get a step up. But it would need to be fun at the same time! 😒 I just wanted too add something, but I like it this way! Oh, and my name is violet. Nice meeting you, bye!
  • Best game in the universe!😀😃😄😁😆😅 glad it is a game.

    5
    By Aidyn jane loves games
    I love love love love love love this game. Only....... I have completed everything on the game. It is kind of getting boring. Could you add more land in puzzles? I would love it.
  • Kid loves it

    5
    By earnestbird
    He loves making his own challenges.
  • Does not work

    1
    By Alex in S.F.
    Won’t let me set up a free trial (I have tied multiple times and it is frustrating). Too bad - it looks like it could have been a good game.
  • Great for parent and teachers

    5
    By Flash Bruce
    As an elementary school tech teacher with young kids in my household, I can say this is both great at home and in the classroom, particularly Kindergarten through 2nd grade, though older kids like it, too, even my high schooler.
  • Scammy charges! Must call to cancel

    1
    By CyreneT
    Won’t let you cancel. Tried it during “free” period then cancelled subscription. You have to cancel it 4 ways for them to stop charging you: 1. Cancel iTunes subscription 2. Email company 3. Call customer service 4. Wait 30 days, pay a second time and then cancel subscription again. For the record, I still have no reassurances I won’t be billed again.
  • CodeSpark is great!!

    5
    By Cantfindanavalibleknickname
    I love that I can code and create stories and creat games!! It’s very fun. My name is Rowan I am 6 years old.
  • The best

    5
    By hodgepodgecatkitty
    This game is the bestest game ever it’s so much fun and everyone should get to play it.
  • Wonderful for primary grades

    5
    By CAG15
    I’ve been using CodeSpark for 2yrs now with 1st graders, but not until a few weeks ago did I take advantage of the free PD weekend. Now I feel more confident guiding my students. My students LOVE codeSpark! They constantly ask if they can use it. I notice it helps them to focus and motivates them to problem solve. I enjoy coding myself! :)
  • Broken

    1
    By Coffey1776
    Sound doesn’t work and crashes. Tried to reinstall still having issues.
  • CodeSpark rules

    5
    By Mpusa123456
    Hey codeSpark thanks for making codeSpark academy it is super fun and I love that you made it to have create and share your level thanks codeSpark you rule!😀😀😀😀😀
  • U are making the app Fun :3

    5
    By Amy loves buddy
    I love u the best
  • Can't try without giving payment info

    1
    By DisapointedInTheDiceRoll
    Can't try without payment info. Yes, of course cancel anytime, but seriously? And $100 a year. Umm. No.
  • Really fun game and I love it

    5
    By AJhjdfljjvief
    You are the best you make the most amazing game ever so You are the reason I love this game. j
  • Lag

    4
    By Unicorn fornight
    When I try to play some games it doesn’t work it shows a white plane screen please fix this lag Thanks a lot 😊
  • App crashes, too many ads for a paid app.

    3
    By rmavt
    I was really disappointed after spending money on the subscription to see adds for merchandise and a focus on coins to buy things in the app. I don’t this this is as educational or as fun as it could be. The app also crashes frequently on the iPad.
  • Not working

    5
    By qawsedrftgyhukolpi
    With the new update, some of the items don’t work. The first item is the doors. When I played a few games (to make sure that they all did that) I had all the jems but they didn’t open. Usually, the doors would open but they didn’t. It said I had all the jems or coins but it wouldn’t open. Next thing is the blocks. I don’t know what they are called but, they are like a block that is cut in diagonally. When I step on them they are just clear. When you try to step on it, it’s not stable.
  • Code spark

    5
    By jdihdihuoduhiouhdiouhoidhuoi
    This game is awesome and amazing
  • The food

    5
    By kjfnvjfnjnfj
    I love the foos so much for the code and learning🦄. From Amelia
  • Mostly Great

    4
    By Nemurineko-chan
    So far the app has been pretty good. It does occasionally crash for no reason but that’s been a minor issue. I do wish there was some sort of explanation of the various pieces you can “buy” with the coins you earn in-game, as it is sometimes confusing what they are. Even a single explanatory word above each menu would not be out of place, and you could still keep the picture icons for the kids who can’t read yet.
  • ANNOYING GLITCHES

    3
    By nrgrgdrth
    As of the year of the pig update all ramps cannot be moved or coded in the level maker. And, while playing any game, the player cannot make contact with ramps. Instead of touching the ramps, the foo passes through them like a ghost. Please fix so I can fully enjoy the foos again
  • Terrible

    1
    By vyhcjyfyjfuvjjufjycjygj
    Bad
  • A Teacher’s must have!

    5
    By TimKnorr
    I’m a teacher and this is truly the best coding app out there. It’s engaging, student friendly, with a range of difficulty from simple sequencing to full game development. My students love CodeSpark!
  • Great App for teaching coding!

    5
    By Elf322
    I love this App!! I’m using codeSpark to teach coding to my early grade students and they love it!! I love that the app can be used on iPad 2 as those are the only iPads we have. It’s very simple to set it up and the students love getting on the app.
  • Colorful and Engaging!

    5
    By GBoston52
    My K-1 students and I love learning to code using the Foos! They love solving the coding puzzles and meeting new Foos as they move to new levels! We were very excited to see the full web version offered to schools and that it was free to educators! This program is fantastic!
  • Preview

    5
    By BeckyFarrow
    I loved coding games and stuff!😀
  • Have Fun and Code

    5
    By Read 2 Succeed
    A fellow teacher invited me to signup for the free pd that codeSpark was offering. I’m glad I did, I learned a lot. Most importantly, I introduced my students to the app and they love it! They are learning how to code and having fun at the same time. I like the app because it’s simple enough for my 1st graders to use it and challenging enough to keep me engaged.
  • How much I enjoy it

    5
    By chhdyfgjdujdduifdo
    I really love so much about coding.I enjoy this app like I love it.I just can’t stop playing it.what a great game I keep on saying to myself!
  • 😍

    5
    By princess wand
    LOVE THE APP
  • Love it! 😁

    5
    By Zoe Wy
    I’ve played this game since kindergarten and now I’m in 4th grade and it’s never gotten old. I finally got to download it and I’m so excited! This is like my absolute favourite game!! 😄
  • Teacher

    1
    By evan.juric
    Make it easier to sign up for teacher
  • I am sad

    1
    By jdivgkbuosjd
    I couldn’t use this app at home because it costs money
  • Great when on the road!

    5
    By Kay_eye_are_ayyye
    I use this app during travel with my 6yo niece! She loves the characters and I love to see her learning and being engaged instead of watching movies. It is great to see her be persistent in levels that challenge her she loves it.
  • Don’t download cause..

    2
    By YAQOUB1
    Once you download and try to make an account.. What does it tell you pay 7.99$ for some kind of dumb membership
  • Baldi love's me a lot

    5
    By Kmlyle
    I love baldi a lot
  • JUST 💡s

    5
    By 1935👨🏼‍✈️
    Ok this first sentence or two is about fun requests. I was thinking 💭 maybe you could add more levels to Puppy Problems. When I saw there was no more to it I stared at the floor in disappointment. I do also have another idea. If maybe there could be a male and female character for every skin. But of course that’s not important. To me it is for some strange reason. Though of course it glitches. But it only glitches every once a year for me. Though I believe it’s for a younger age group than me but how they make the coding as if they were games is really intriguing and also never gets old. At least in my case it never gets old. The developers in my opinion take their time to really make this app special. I really do thank the developers for making this app. (Meant to say app). THIS IS MY FAVORITE CODING APP.💻🥳🤩
  • Review for Code Spark

    5
    By WES JB
    This app is amazing! The students love this game and I’m so thankful for the opportunity and access to utilize this for my students. They enjoy the game and don’t even realize the benefits they are gaining just by playing! The problem solving skills and experience is so enjoyable and valuable. Thank you for making this available. Ms. Bain
  • #why you glitch me bro

    5
    By this is a noob/some whone
    Dear codeSpark academy,In you’re app there is a glitch,Whenever I press story it kicks me off the app,So pls fix it.love autumn gold dream p.s.that is not my real name and p.s you know Lombardi .I loved the stickers so ty bye👋xoxo💋
  • Excellent

    4
    By stewie-boston
    This app is probably one of the best ways to introduce kids to the concept of coding.. just by using the app and with not much direction the kids are able to learn concepts such as loops and conditionals. I took away one star since its pricey
  • Difficult to cancel.

    1
    By GGGGSarahGGGG
    They continue to charge after canceling.
  • Please unsubscription for me.

    1
    By Angae72
    Why charge after unsubscription? Plwase refund too.
  • Tell me how to fix please

    1
    By UniKayKay0000000000000000
    One time I got on and the app took me off the app I tried again and again and again and again like a million of times so I powered off my iPad and got on and still doesn’t let me in and I just downloaded the app today I’m thinking about deleting this app one day if it still doesn’t let me in! 😡😡😢😢😩😩
  • YOU SUCKC

    1
    By ogg64
    I am mad
  • My kids love codeSpark!

    5
    By Jdlovingoodjr
    They just want to play more and more and more CodeSpark. I’m just absolutely amazed at how strong my kids brains are getting!!!👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽😸😺😸😺😸😺😸😺😺😸😸😸😸😸😸😸😸😺😺😺😺😺😺😺😺

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