Apps, ‘Bots and Code: The New ABC’s in the Elementary Classroom

Coding is a new literacy! Here are some links to resources to help you get started.

Introducing Coding ( or Unplugged Coding)


There are many, many robotic options out there (and more appearing all the time). Here are a few that have been tested by my students.

Coding Apps

  • Kodable (free) Sign up as a teacher and get a class code. Create student accounts.
  • Daisy the Dinosaur (free)
  • Hopscotch (free – requires email address for account)Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 3.22.56 PM
  • Tynker (free) or try their website (pay version) This app requires quite a bit of reading.
  • ScratchJr (free) – this app has both iOS and Android versions (Check here for activities, curricula and assessments with ScratchJr.)
  • The Foos ( free) Check out Foos resources here.

Other Resources

  • Hour of Code – An annual event that happens in December, but you can access the Star Wars,  Frozen and other coding fun anytime (free).
  • Codemoji – teaches HTML, CSS and Javascript using pictures instead of script.


Some Curricular Connections

iBook Resources