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GRASSHOPPER: LEARN TO CODE is a collection of progressive interactive lessons that guide users from understanding what coding is all the way through making their own animations. Each lesson teaches a discrete bit of information, from a specific command to a type of coding logic (such as a loop or a conditional statement). There are quizzes to pass along the way and kids earn trophies and achievements as they progress. It includes four courses: What Is Code?, Fundamentals, Animations, and Animations II. Kids will need to pass each one before moving on to the next. There is also a Code Playground where kids can put their new skills to the test by building out their own pieces of code.
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Families can talk about the coding logic in Grasshopper: Learn to Code. How does a computer read and understand instructions? How is that the same and/or different as how people understand instructions?
Discuss coding as a profession. What types of things do programmers do? How can you combine your other interests with software engineering or web design?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Math: arithmetic
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: deduction, logic, problem solving
Creativity: making new creations
Tech Skills: coding
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: April 26, 2018
- Category: Education
- Size: 22.30 MB
- Publisher: Area 120
- Version: 1.13.3
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: November 26, 2019
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For kids who love coding and STEM
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