Learn coding by trying out these website activities
PluralSight: Free coding courses for kids. Includes Scratch, Scratch Jr., Basic html, Teaching Kids to Program, and more!
Code Studio: computer coding classes for kids 4 and up! Code studio uses drag and drop to teach programming logic. From Code.org (see below).
Scratch: uses drag and drop for kids to create projects and then share them with others. Scratch is a community created by MIT students, designed for kids 8 and up.
Scratch Jr.: is an app that uses drag and drop and is designed for kids as young as kindergarten.
Made With Code: has free projects and encouragement for girls to code.
App Inventor: Make android apps on this website. For older kids and adults.
CrunchZilla Code Monster: A friendly monster teaches you to code. For older kids.
MIT App Inventor: An open source app inventor from MIT. For older kids.
Codecademy: Loads of classes with interactive feedback! For older kids.
Mozilla X-ray Goggles: “See” the code behind websites and practice changing it with “goggles.” For older kids.
Khan Academy: LOADS of free computer and coding classes for older kids and adults.
Blockly: free drag and drop games to learn coding concepts, created by Google.
Gameblox: uses drag and drop block-based programming to make games
Kid’s Ruby: Download this free program to learn Ruby programming language.
CyberSecurity Lab: Defend a company from hackers while learning about computer programming,
Introduction, Sample, or Partial Course Free with Other Paid Options Available:
Tynker.com: recommended for kids 7 and up. The first course is free and the rest are about $50 per course.
Code Avengers: lots of free intro courses and lots of paid courses. These are meant for older kids and adults.
Lightbot.com: is a series of puzzles that require programming logic to solve. It has a free web-based puzzle, and apps available for purchase on devices like phones and kindle. It has an option for younger kids 4-8 years old.
Code.org: a website dedicated to getting coding instruction available to all children and teachers. Includes a free sample, links to other websites and sources to get live classes.
Stencyl: uses drag and drop (with an option to write your own lines) to create games. Stencyl is known for making games easily. Publishing requires payment.
Vidcode: Uses drag and drop codes for projects with your own pictures and videos. For older kids. Free to try, but users pay.
Code Monkey: an online game that teaches a code language called CoffeeScript. For older kids. Has a free trial and a paid subscription.
Code Combat: fun, medieval-themed lessons for elementary, middle, and high school students. Free introduction classes and then paid classes.
Tech Rocket: a series of learn-to-program classes–at least six free and six paid classes.