Description

codeSpark Academy is the most used home coding program for kids 5-9! Our award-winning app has introduced over 30 million kids in 190 countries to the ABCs of computer science and our lovable coding characters, the Foos.

codeSpark Academy uses a patent pending "no words" interface to teach the basics of computer programming and essential coding skills 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:

* Subscription is $9.99/month.
* Payment will be charged to iTunes Account
* Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
* Account will be charged $9.99 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: https://codespark.com/privacy
Terms of Use: https://codespark.com/terms

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.

What’s New

Version 2.41.00

Kid coders can release their inner inventors, coding their very own chain reaction machines - making problem-solving fun!

Professor Loonybubbles has brought her kookiest Codetraptions to Fooville, and a new command: TURN!

Over 30 new items:
Spinners
Funnels
Marbles
Gears

...and more! So spin it, flip it, and turn it - it’s Codetraptions!

Also included: bug fixes and optimizations for better gameplay.

Need help? Contact support@codeSpark.com. Love the update? Leave a review!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22.8K Ratings

22.8K Ratings

KR617 ,

Wonderful App with Top Notch Customer Service

I cannot say enough great things about this app and company! My kids LOVE it so much! They play alone or together, sometimes on a video call with friends so they can share screens and work on designing levels together; which has been a great way to stay connected while physical distancing. I contacted customer service with a log in issue and it was quickly resolved. But then once logged back in, my kids’ profiles were gone. Sandra went through 1,000s of emails and found that I had unknowingly created two accounts, one of which I entered my email wrong. She took so much time just to recover the lost profiles with all of my kids’ levels they had made. I cannot tell you how wonderful she was!!! She was beyond kind and patient with me while resolving the mistake I had made. My daughter screamed in excitement when her profile was found! I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about this app and company!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your kind review! Everyone here at Team codeSpark is very excited that your daughter has her much-loved profile back and we can't wait to see what she creates with her friends and siblings next!

Starlight_sno ,

I just want to learn

Hello, I’m 14 and my school doesn’t have any classes or really anything on coding and I would love to learn how and where to start and all that, so I took it upon myself to learn how. I saw an ad for this and hoped for the best. I downloaded it and apparently you must pay monthly for this. I understand it’s how they make their money and what-not but I’m only 14 and, of course, can’t do monthly payments especially since my parents are both poor and against the idea of learning from something other than what the school teaches us. I haven’t actually done any lessons or anything because I would have to pay which is why I gave 2 stars instead of 1 because the lessons could be amazing an work really well but I’m pretty sure and kid who actually wants to learn and not be forced to do something like this by their parents or school would love it if their were a stripped down version of the app that one could use and learn to do at least simple coding would be greatly appreciated by anyone looking to learn who might not be able to pay because of the situation their in. Besides, shouldn’t education be free? Especially for kids who want to learn?

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Our app is geared more towards younger learners, ages 4-10, and is free for public schools, non-profit organizations, and libraries. If you'd like some coding resources tailored more for your age, please check out Code.org. They're a great place to get started!

uh do i have to write my name? ,

ARGH THIS IS MY 3RD (probably gonna glitch) REVIEW

Hi I’m (can’t tell you cuz I’m not aloud to :v ) and I got my device as a Christmas present. CodeSpark was one of my first apps and one of my FAVORITE APPS. I played it everyday! I adore creating stories, and playing other coders games. Also, watching your little weekly fooville clips are so fun! But, I do wish you could communicate with other coders. I think the fact we could add an emoji or like someone’s game or story is cool, but it still can be confusing. Like, the TROLL EMOJI. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!?!?!?!?! Also, the empty emoji. I worked so hard on my story and it just makes me very sad, though I have to respect their opinion. I just wish they could actually express why they thought it was empty. Communicating with other coders could help you make friends, get story ideas, and express your true feelings on someone else’s game or story. Hope you respond back!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the five star review! We make sure that our kid coders stay super safe while learning in codeSpark Academy, which is why we have the emoji feedback system instead of comments. Thanks so much for understanding and keep up the awesome coding!

App Privacy

The developer, codeSpark, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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