Learn to Program on the iPad using Hopscotch

Hopscotch is a shockingly simple and comprehensive app that allows students to experience writing code and programming on the iPad. Chances are that if you look over a student’s shoulder who is using Hopscotch, you might think they were just playing a game.  However, it is more likely they wrote the game!  The Hopscotch website has a curriculum guide with tons of lessons to get kids interested in programming.  Although many of our students are finding Hopscotch themselves, students may have a more powerful experience after exposure to the curriculum and project ideas available on the website.  Give Hopscotch a try right here.  Load the app on to your iPad and follow the instructions linked here.  It is a video tutorial that will turn your iPad into an Etch-o-sketch!  Try it on your own or share the video with your class.  You will be surprised how easy it is to program tools, games, drawings, and even stories using Hopscotch.

About Scott McDonald

Teacher / Instructional Coach with 17 experience. Fortunate to work at Bend-La Pine Schools. Enjoy camping, skiing, white water rafting and my two amazing kids.

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