Sequencing, Conditionals, and Loops, Oh, My!
I love the codeSpark Academy app. Students are engaged and excited about learning. Reading is not a requirement, so it's perfect for pre-readers, but even older students (and adults) enjoy the quirky Foos characters. Each level introduces different computer science content. The app is free for educators and provides access to lesson plans, both plugged and unplugged, and the codeSpark community.
How I Use It
I am currently piloting a coding club with two classes (one 1st grade, one 2nd) using the codeSpark app. Students are sharing a device, taking turns, and helping each other. With the Teacher Dashboard, you can set up classes, turn features on or off and change the difficulty level.