Hopscotch for iPad Aims to Make Coding Kid-Friendly

May 28, 2013 at 1:41 am 1 comment

A graphical programming language for kids that runs on the iPad!  It can’t do much, but it’s an interesting direction.

Called Hopscotch, this iPad-only app uses visual programming language, in which users drag “blocks” of code into a scripting area in order to build programs. Aimed primarily at girls age 8 and up, Hopscotch is meant to utilize the touch-friendly tablet and eliminate the frustration common with code syntax.

Hopscotch was created by Jocelyn Leavitt, who, along with her co-founder, was inspired by a lack of female engineers at her previous job. “So many iPads are going into schools, and a lot of teachers don’t know what to do with this iPad. This gives you some control over a programming language,” Leavitt said.

via Hopscotch for iPad Makes Coding Kid-Friendly – Lauren Goode – Product News – AllThingsD.

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  • 1. Monica McGill  |  May 30, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Oh my goodness! This is so cute! Someone needs to combine this with a stuffed animal that has a robotic skeleton. :-D

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