codeSpark Academy

codeSpark Academy

By codeSpark

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-11-03
  • Current Version: 2.13.03
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 146.13 MB
  • Developer: codeSpark
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 1,617 Reviews)
  • Price:
codeSpark Academy App Ratings: 4.5
Total 1,617 Reviews

codeSpark Academy App Description

codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for kids 4-9! Our award-winning app has introduced over 20 million kids in 201 countries to the ABCs of computer science. codeSpark Academy uses a patent pending "no words" interface to teach the basics of computer programming through a variety of interactive learning activities including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, game design and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents. “My 5 year old does not want to stop playing this. He caught on very quickly!” “My daughters are 6 and 8 and this is their new favorite game. Now they want to be programmers!” KEY FEATURES: * Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own projects in the Game Maker. * Personalized daily activities based on your child’s progress. * Subscription app with new content every month. * Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play. * Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon. * Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students and kids with reading and focus-related challenges. * Supports 3 individual child profiles. * No collection of your child’s private data. * No advertising or micro-transactions * No written communication between players or external parties. * No commitments or hassles. Cancel at any time. PRESS & AWARDS: codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills — "the ABCs of coding"— with no reading necessary - NPR "[codeSpark Academy] is easy to learn, full of playful characters and it's easy to experiment." - Children's Technology Review "Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed working together on the puzzles" - Parents' Choice Awards *** 2016 American Assoc of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching *** 2016 Kidscreen Awards - Best Learning App for Kids *** *** 2016 KAPi Awards – Best App or Product for Younger Children *** *** 2015 Parents’ Choice — Gold Medal *** *** Apple Editor’s Choice & Top Educational App *** EDUCATIONAL CONTENT: codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other ‘beginner’ programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak. Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play. They’ll master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals. Our Game Maker allows kids to put programming concepts to work by designing and coding video games. Creations can then be played and remixed by other coders around the globe. DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIPTION: * Download and try for free. Trial offers the full codeSpark Academy experience for a limited time. Subscription is $7.99/month. * Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase * Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period * Account will be charged $7.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period * Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase * Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable Privacy Policy: Terms of Use: FOR EDUCATORS: codeSpark Academy is FREE for teachers, librarians, and verified non-profit educational institutions. codeSpark Academy was voted top choice by teachers and librarians for introducing computer science in elementary schools. Additionally our FREE teacher dashboard allows educators to track student progress and turn on and off parts of the app. ABOUT CODESPARK: codeSpark is delivering computer science education to kids in over 200 countries by turning programming into play.

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codeSpark Academy App Reviews

  • Cancelled subscription at the beginning of the summer and STILL getting charged!

    By Gimpy son
    Oh well, it’s only $8.47 per month including tax which is annoying but not not the end of the world. I’ve reached out to them several times with no response but at this point I’ve paid over $80 for an app we don’t use. I’m sure I’ll get busy again this month and just say screw it after writing this and then forget to try for an umpteeth time to cancel. The App itself it awesome though and my kids loved it the first month or two they played it, the problem is that they don’t use apple devices and I’m not letting them use my iPad anymore. If I can get this reoccurring bill fixed (and yes I’ve canceled on their website) I’ll give them 5 stars for the app and 1 star for their billing. For what it’s worth, I don’t think they’re trying to rip anyone off, but after trying a few times to reach out and receiving no response and also going through their own cancelling process a few times, I’m getting annoyed~
  • This game

    By popcorrn pugs
    to weird make something cooler for 12 or 13 not four 4 eeeeew make a new game or I’ll get your game erased
  • 🧒🧠🤯

    By nickyv42 32
    Good and fun
  • Foos

    By 2011newmom2011
    It’s the best.
  • Are you kidding me?

    By iUnknown88
    So, my IPad broke, and when I was re installing all the apps, this app got completely changed! I mean, where’s all the levels and the free game I used to enjoy when I was younger?I would give this a zero star review if they had those.Apparently now you have to pay for everything.
  • It can be a bit bugy

    By dr angrypants
    The problem seems to have been corrected, so I’ve updated my rating. I appreciate the quick response. Original post: Often times a game will crash in mid-play, which then crashes the whole app. Looks like new code was release d last night that is generating a generic error message upon app launch. This is especially a bummer as our child showed his friends the app yesterday. They were so excited about it that their parents downloaded it today and are getting the generic error too. If possible, please include release notes in the future.
  • The best game I ever bought

    By badbow56
    It is very educational it also make’s me hungry for donuts
  • Awesome fun learning

    By Rosejenn
    Educational screen time for my child. She loves it and tries teaching code to others. She's oy 8!
  • Not worth $8 month

    By herodotus2
    $96/year for this...that is disgraceful. Yet another example of in app purchases ruining a game. Do not support this greedy developer Your developer response is a load of crap... this is plain greed and arrogance, there are simply too many other good coding training apps that don’t rip off the customers. This type of company should be put out of business. Apple this is a stunning example of why in app purchases are ruining computer gaming.
  • A great app that teaches and entertains!

    By D.Art.Kang
    This is a highly entertaining and engaging app! I play with their Game Maker and I create my Mario style game to publish so my nieces can play it! My nieces then create their own game so I can play it! The great thing is that you are putting to use what you learn by creating and programming each section of your game. You start off with fun challenging levels which in turn teach you coding fundamentals like sequencing, looping, and conditionals. There are other parts of the game which include using automation to feed and collect your pets. The characters are fun and cute! Great fun for all, and I would recommend this to anyone who are preparing their kids for the future.