codeSpark Academy & The Foos
MAKE GAMES, SOLVE PUZZLES AND LEARN TO CODE!!
- Current Version: 2.13.03
- Updated: January 3, 2018
- Requires Android: 2.3.3 and up
- Installs: 100,000 - 500,000
codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for kids 4-9! This award-winning app has been downloaded and played by over 4 million kids in 201 countries.
codeSpark Academy teaches 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 â all of which can be monitored by parents.
* Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own projects in Foo Studio.
* Personalized daily activities based on your childâs progress.
* Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon.
* Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play.
* Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students and kids with reading and focus-related challenges.
* Supports 3 individual child profiles.
* No collection of your childâs private data.
* No advertising or micro-transactions
* No written communication between players or external parties.
* No commitments or hassles and you can cancel at any time.
PRESS & AWARDS:
codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills â "the ABCs of coding"â 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 Association of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
*** 2016 Kidscreen Awards - Best Learning App for Kids ***
*** 2016 KAPi Awards â Best App or Product for Younger Children ***
*** 2015 Parentsâ Choice â Gold Medal ***
codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other âbeginnerâ programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.
Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play. Theyâll master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals.
Our creative space Foo Studio allows kids to put programming concepts to work by making video games and programming interactive stories. Creations can then be played and remixed by other coders around the globe.
To be successful, kids must:
* Determine the actions needed to solve each Fooâs problem
* Order actions in a logical sequence
* Recognize patterns
* Use those patterns to make their code more efficient
* Test solutions
* Learn from tests and try revised solutions
DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIPTION:
* Download and try for free. Trial offers the full codeSpark Academy experience for a limited time
* After the trial expires, subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
* Payment will be charged to your Google Play account at confirmation of purchase
* Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours prior to renewal
* Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, is forfeited when the user purchases a subscription
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.
codeSpark is delivering computer science education to kids in over 200 countries by turning programming into play.
Katie Powell Published date: January 5, 2018
Super cute characters, colorful worlds and fun coding puzzles! My kids love this game and ask for it again and again! I love how they're able to play each others creations in the level building game and learn from each other. Full Review
Alieu Jobe Published date: January 20, 2018
THIS GAME SUCKS IT WILL NOT LET ME ON IT AND I DON'T EVEN HAVE MONEY ON MY PHONE ð ð Full Review
Munazza Aam Published date: January 4, 2018
It never works!!!! Full Review
Ethan Aryeh Published date: January 13, 2018
Cool , but I could draw better Full Review
Mandy Flynn Published date: January 17, 2018
Love it its sooooooo fun for kids Full Review
Shad Rosenau Published date: January 5, 2018
Awsome gamr Full Review
Published date: January 12, 2018
I love it Full Review
Russell & Micah Bingham Published date: December 6, 2017
NOT FREE.... NOT FREE..... NOT FREE! I should have read reviews first. You explained to someone that the money helps keep it free to non-profits like Schools etc. I am not donating to a Charity that moves money around. You advertise "FREE". 7-day trials DO NOT equal FREE. It equals entrapment! Why can't you just be up front about the purchase price? I might have purchased it if you weren't trying to pick my pocket monthly for $7.99 and had told me the cost up front. I believe I represent a lot of "Potential Customers" when I say that this "Business Model" is getting very old. Full Review
Cassandra Jewell Published date: December 22, 2017
I like it but wish you had a homeschool rate... there is a similar program a bit cheaper we will stick with for now, I pay enough for all our sub services. If you ever open up to support homeschoolers we love to promote and share apps like these :) Full Review
Albert J. Nguyá» n Published date: November 17, 2017
I'm in my late 30s and I find this game amusing. It's like Kumon for your brain - you learn by taking baby steps. I don't know if it will teach you about Linked List, Trees, or Blockchains but that's not the point for a 10 yr old. The point is these games will wire your child's brain so as to prepare them for the actual programming. These games transcends basic programming and foundational concepts for the later years. Good Job! Take your vitamin gummies. Full Review
Jill Burgess Published date: December 9, 2017
Thank you for your commitment to being free for schools. I am a school librarian who tries to help my kids learn a variety of skills, including tech. I love that I can set this up for my students and even set multiple teachers for each class so each teacher can work on maintaining their classes. Best of all, the students love the app! I think most of the time, they are having so much fun that they don't even realize that they are also picking up great skills. Full Review
JediDropout Gaming Published date: December 8, 2017
For everyone saying a $7.99 subscription is rediculous and stupid, think about it this way. Most everyone now a days has a netflix account or somesort of tv and movie provider that requires a subscription that starts roughly at $10.00. Which is no problem to pay for but when it comes to your childs education and preperation for the future its not worth the money to you...get your priorities straight... its a great app keeps kids attention and teaches them how to create things and understand things in a topic that everything in this world is based upon and becoming more and more reliant upon...Technology. Full Review
Rui Guimaraes Published date: December 23, 2017
Like many others I thought I was getting a 1 month free trial but after all I was buying a 1 month subscription with 1 week trial. They could have made it clear the trial was one week only. Like this I just felt robbed... Full Review
JULI Torres Published date: November 22, 2017
I loved this game and tried to find it once i finally did i found ot you had to pauy a member ship before you didnt need a member ship thats my only complaint Full Review
Flower Films Published date: November 19, 2017
Can't play without a membership? That's STUPID! You get a 7 day free trial but you have to act like your are getting a membership! Don't download! Full Review
Rex Greenman II Published date: December 3, 2017
Went to use for my children 7.99 a month for what was advertised as free come on Google play bait and switch Full Review
Maddox Mowry Published date: December 16, 2017
It's good but I can't pay for a trail because I don't want to use my money can you make it free? Full Review
C Bench Published date: December 8, 2017
was rubish dont get free trial never download cuz It makes you pay 7.99 worst game ever Full Review
megan M Published date: November 24, 2017
I signed up for it today and I did not like it so I cancelled it and it is telling me that I am still going to be charged December 1st why Full Review
Published date: December 26, 2017
It said it was free, but instantly required an $8/Mon subscription. Full Review
Published date: December 26, 2017
i think its amazing to play on because then your learning things in the school holidays too Full Review
Molly Lioness Published date: December 21, 2017
This game is awesome and if you want to try it you should really try it because it's awesome I hope you agree with me. Full Review
Kati Evans Published date: November 17, 2017
My 7 year old daughter loves this game. It is alot of fun and just the right amount of challenging. Full Review
Leon Smith Published date: December 1, 2017
It dust not werk Full Review
milly Young Published date: December 9, 2017
Subscribed and after creating a character the game closes, totally useless Full Review
Simjlah Doe Published date: December 29, 2017
They only allow adults to play Full Review
Debbie Knight Published date: December 3, 2017
this game is the #1 coding game I ever played ð Full Review
Published date: November 20, 2017
You have to pay heck no people always being money hungry like Full Review
Published date: December 9, 2017
It is so awseme I just want the other free play bck Full Review
Published date: December 20, 2017
Ye not free booooo Full Review
Published date: December 15, 2017
It is not free how do you play thisð ð ð Full Review
H410pr0 Published date: December 9, 2017
Only works for 7 days.. Full Review
Thunder Hearts Published date: November 26, 2017
I like it it is very nice and teaches kids how to code Full Review
Jordan Sawn-Avakin Published date: December 4, 2017
I'm doing it to get free coins on avakin life... Full Review
Teresa Edmond Published date: December 20, 2017
I think the best. The game is amazing Full Review
Shooter Snoob Published date: November 25, 2017
Wow best game for coding is absolutely AMAZING Full Review
Published date: November 23, 2017
i love this game its so much fun Full Review
Nicole Abigail Published date: December 16, 2017
It's OK Full Review
Published date: November 24, 2017
This game is super fun.It is so amazing game!!ððððâ¤ Full Review
Peg Warner Warner Published date: November 26, 2017
It teaches kids a lot about coding Full Review