Created by experienced teachers and programmers, CodeArt – Programming Puzzles by Pentaquistic Solutions is an introduction to programming for children (aged 7 and up). Designed for the iPad and iPhone, this free app features an innovative modeless paradigm, where the code is always running and no separate “Run” button is needed. Feedback is provided via a simple color-coded interface: green is good, red implies an error. Each of CodeArt’s four levels has 10 puzzles in increasing order of difficulty: Level 1—Basics: learn to code; Level 2—Functions: repeating patterns; Level 3—Turns: new commands; and Level 4—Mo’ Functions: turn turn turn. Two more levels will soon be available: Level 5: Multiple Functions: F2, and Level 6: Creations: make your own.
Whether users want to hone their quantitative skills or improve their knowledge of science and technology, the Brilliant app foriOS andAndroid devices creates inspiring, interactive learning experiences for children and adults alike. With free, curated weekly problems, they can gain timeless knowledge and apply their problem-solving skills.
CodeScty is an interactive learning experience designed to introduce young people to computational thinking and coding concepts through a cultural lens that they are familiar with. CodeScty’s tech-forward music education platform includes original hip-hopmusic, videos, and experiential learning activities to teach computer science principles and computational thinking to seventh- and eighth-grade students who are underrepresented in STE(A)M.
Registration for the 2021–2022 season is now open for all FIRST programs—preK–grade 12. Project-based, hands-on FIRST programs introduce students to engineering and coding in an engaging, inclusive, and creative classroom or afterschool learning environment where students work collaboratively to solve an annual robotics challenge.