a compilation of Software programming languages for education published on Help Kids code
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Software programming languages for education range from drag and drop graphical software like Scratch to Small Basic and Python. This page lists programming software geared towards students as young as kindergarten (Turtle Art) on up. Many are visual programming environments where kids can combine blocks to create software. Others, like Codea, allow you to actually code, in that case with Lua. Still other languages, like Code Spell and World of Codecraft, teach programming skills while kids are engaged in an online game.
This software programming language for education to build Android applications with a drag and drop visual environment.
Made with the Codea iPad application, a game to teach programming concepts.
This software programming language for education teaches Java as you work through a video game. From the University of California at San Diego.
Also check out Ruby for Kids link below.
An educational iPad game providing a kid friendly introduction to programming concepts and problem solving to kids 5 and up.
From Microsoft, this visual programming language works on the PC and XBox.
Move the Turtle
This iPad application teaches programming concepts and coding in a highly visual way.
This iPad application uses blocks coded with logic to let kids control a robot.
Ruby for Kids
Also check out Kids Ruby listed above.
From Microsoft, a cut down version of Basic to teach programming to kids and adults. Includes lots of tutorials. For Windows computers.
A port of Scratch, from the University of California at Berkeley.
Uses a visual programming language to create cross-platform applications for almost any platform. Stencyl software works on Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu/Linux.
Microsoft’s really easy to learn and use software for teaching kids how to program and create software. Great for hackathons and coding in large groups.
Geared towards the wee ones, little kids, who can create really neat artwork and other fun stuff.
This software programming language for education is a hosted drag and drop programming tailored towards classroom teaching of programming and computer science.
World of Codecraft
Coming soon, Wired did a piece on this project from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.