Each one of these tutorial videos will walk you through: * accessing websites for lessons and practices * step by step log in * ways to check your child's progress *troubleshooting usernames and passwords
Additional at home resources to engage your child in STEM
HopscotchPlatform: iPad Cost: free Hopscotch is still a favorite for us. We talked about this last time, but it's still free, and they've added so many new features for both building and sharing that we can't imagine it not being at the top of our list. The block coding makes it easy for early readers to program, but the complexity keeps it engaging and challenging for older students, too. Users can create games, stories, interactive art, apps, and more!
Run MarcoPlatform: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, web Cost: free We just learned about Run Marco this week, and while we haven't had much time to dig deep, we like what we've seen so far. Marketed as an "adventurous coding game," it's something that students can play on an iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, or online. This is similar to Kodable in that players learn coding by advancing through a game, and there doesn't seem to be a way of creating your own code from scratch. The blocks, however, have words as well as pictures. While the words are more prominent, the pictures are obvious enough and should be easy for pre-readers. At the time of this writing, only the first ten levels are available, with more to come soon.