14 of the Best Coding Apps for Elementary School Students
At last count, there were over 80,000 educational apps available to teachers. There are apps for everything: literacy, STEM, productivity, audiovisual, etc. There are apps which improve accessibility for students with different learning challenges, i.e. text to voice, voice to text, etc.
While many of these may be a dream come true for educators, the dizzying array of choices is also a nightmare. Teachers just don’t have time to filter through thousands of apps to find the one that works best for the needs of their students. To help, we started to create curated lists of the best apps in a variety of education related categories. In this installment, we will present the best coding apps for elementary school students.
- Daisy the Dinosaur– This app teachers young kids to code. It is an excellent introduction to programming.
- Cargo-Bot– This is another app that teaches basic coding skills. Also teachers kids to think logically.
- Code.org– Addictive games and lessons get students motivated to learn to code.
- Tynker– Tynker is a well-designed website that teaches foundational coding.
- Made with Code– Motivational videos and engaging projects that inspire girls to code.
- org– Great website that gives teachers the resources that they need to teach coding. The end result is student end up making their own apps.
- Hopscotch: Learn to Code, Make Your Own Game–Teaches kids how to code by using simple blocks.
- Coda Game– This app uses visual coding blocks instead of text to inspire kids to jump right into coding without getting frightened by long strings of text.
- Kodable– Kids learn to code by rescuing adorable fuzzy aliens when they crash-land on a planet.
- GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding – The Rocket Cupcake Co.– Is coding app where the objective is to make everyone fill up on yummy cupcakes.
- Lightbot– A great introduction to coding for kids any age.
- Robot School – Programming For Kids– Kids learn to code by helping a robot get the fuel he needs to return home.
- Code Warriors– Kids build their own robots through code can use them to fight their friends robots online.
- Learn to Code with El Chavo– This tool, created to teach kids to code, has incredible graphics to visually engage kids as they learn.
Did we miss any? If so, list them in the comments section below.