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KineScript: Visual Programming

By D T, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Seemingly simple coding app has hidden complexity, bugs.

App iPad Paid Education
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Although this app shows a lot of promise, a confusing interface and frequent bugs limit what might otherwise provide a solid tablet-based programming environment. The graphics are aimed at younger kids, but the options for stringing code together become more and more complicated with lots of nested options. It encourages experimentation and has a learn-as-you-go approach, but kids might be frustrated by the unexpected difficulty and lack of support.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Math: patterns, sequences
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, decision-making, defining problems, logic, part-whole relationships, problem solving, Creativity: combining knowledge, developing novel solutions, innovation, making new creations, producing new content, Self-Direction: achieving goals, work to achieve goals, Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: August 23, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Robots
  • Publisher: HongRyul Jun
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
  • Last updated: October 7, 2021

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