Besides "Scratch", is there any other good coding tool for kids?
Coding is a great way to teach logical thinking. One of the best coding tool for kids(and adults) is Scratch(developed by MIT). It has all the basic concepts of programming such as loop, variables, events, etc. And you don't even need to type. For more info: scratch.mit.edu
10/18/2017 3:59:26 PMJohn S.R. LEE
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Check this out: https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/05/16/5-tools-to-introduce-programming-to-kids/
When I was 10, I just learn Java and im pretty good at it now.
scratch = java
Code.org good website with many courses for every age.
There is this Polish interactive game "Scottie Go!" which combines real and virtual experience, while learning the basics of programming concepts. Kids have to make their cardboard puzzles on their own and then "import this" by taking a photo of the puzzle. A bit similar to Scratch, but more "outside-the-box" thinking here :) Works for Windows, Android and iOS: https://scottiego.pl/en/
Alice. As another mentioned though, you don't have to sugar coat it for kids. I learned C++ when I was a kid without a problem, so I'd just throw them in there. Kids are far from stupid and absorb information quickly.
I am 15, I have completed HTML and now learning C++. These are so easy and gives me fun
For Python starters, google has made Blockly.
When I first started coding at the age of 10, I learned the basics of Python that my Dad taught me. Strings, calculations, lists, etc.
Alice is a very good introduction to Java.
you can use microsoft's makecode https://makecode.com/
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Yes ! Logo (as Navneet Sharma mentioned already) I had fun and very addictive time with 'logo' when I was 9 at school. Certainly one of the reason why I started to learn coding now (much later, but still ...!). And ... it's still alive ! https://turtleacademy.com/ You can learn it on line here, with a code playground. The idea is to write codes as instructions for a turtle to walk paths, and the turtle draws lines with colors on its path. Try it !
GameMaker, PuzzleScript, Twine, Sonic Pi, and programming games by Zachtronics (SpaceChem and Infinifactory especially) are some that come to mind. Processing.org is another good option (couple it with one of the books for it for best results). For more experienced/motivated kids, the Raylib game-programming-instruction-through-gamedev C library is a great option that's free and easy to install and runs great on even the cheapest hardware and strikes a good balance between flexibility/power and pedagogically useful constraints. A feature is that unlike tools like Unity, GameMaker, etc it encourages a tight focus on programming specifically rather than all the other aspects of game design like level design, making sprites, etc
Why not Processing? https://processing.org
Logo, used to taught in schools long ago, however you can use python. It was made for kids and see, we kids love it!
sololearn so far is the best
As someone said, Alice is very good for a start. https://www.alice.org/ And I think Greenfoot could be fun as well. https://www.greenfoot.org/door