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!”
* 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.
* 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 Association of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
*** 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 ***
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
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.
The applications codeSpark Academy with The Foos was published
in the category Education on 2014-11-03 and
was developed by codeSpark.
The file size is 150.54 MB.
The current version is 2.11.01 and works well on
7.0 and high ios versions.
Here's what's new in Fooville:
- Bug fixes and optimizations
If you encounter any problems, please email [email protected] If you’re enjoying the new updates, please leave us a review.
I love this game it's so fun and funny somehow I just LOVE THIS
This game is excellent and my nieces are crazy about it! The Game Maker allows them to create their own games using all the concepts they learned from the story/puzzle levels such as if/then, sequencing, and loops. The new addition to the app, Pet Pals, allows them to program the Foos to take care of pets that need to be fed and cared for. The idea here is that coding can be automated especially when they are looped. Some programs (represented by Foos) can clean up after the pets, while some can feed and play with the pets. They are tons of fun that keeps kids engaged in creative ways. The Game Maker is still my favorite part, though. This is similar to Mario Maker, except that you get to program each block of the game you create. You can code a block to jump on its own or react to another character that is touching it. The creativity one can have is limitless and kids can share their levels with others. I have to say I've seen some ingenious levels created by these kids! I myself find the Game Maker a ton of fun to use and have created some challenging levels myself. Great app!
It's so cool they are having fun AND learning something useful...
I love this app 👍🏾😁
7.99 a month and the app is not working!
I've contacted codespark multiple times to ask why it crashes, can't sign in and can't get past the home screen. No response. $7.99 a month and it only worked through our free trial. Was hoping my boys would love it, but they can't even play it. Our characters are there but can't click on them. Would be happy to change my review if it worked.
The current version keeps crashing while running the pet automation, often after doing just a single "day".
Once you download the app you are required to sign up for a $7.99/month subscription and enter your email address with a password. This should be included in their description in the App Store.
The graphics and design of the game are great which makes it fun and it's easy to follow.
My students get to use this app as an award for getting their classwork completed. They live it and work hard for it!
We couldn't even try it without agreeing to the 7.99 monthly fee after the 7 day trial! No way! I barely pay that for household monthly subscriptions; let alone a app! Ridiculous!
No chance to use without signing up for a trial subscription. Deleted app.
I love it
This app is so nice my kids love it
My Parents Say That It's Too Expensive And I Agree
Trying to figure it out still but so fun.
Innovative game to teach kids basics of coding. My kids love to play, and even my older kids find it entertaining. Our elementary school uses it in their computer lab too. If computer science seems scary or hard to learn, try this game first. The new pets feature is fun - great to see quality updates month after month.
My 3 year old and I love this learning game! Builds our confidence and self-esteem when we learn while having fun! My only issue is when the app is opened to full screen on my MacBook, I can not exit out of it. I had to turn off the laptop completely. Please advise and possibly fix! Thank you!
This game is not good because it's asking me for money😡😡
I love The Foos! It's a very nice game. --Keely. Age 5