HOPSCOTCH – iOS7 app for programming


This is a free app for those who want to develop logic and programming as part of the new computer curriculum. The interface is simple and engaging and enables the user to program one of more animals by designating actions ( what happens with the iPad) to the characters ( behaviours such as jumping and dancing). Although simple at the outset their is a wealth of editing tools under the bonnet if you go to editing and adding your own programs. Reminds me a bit of LOGO – Seymour Papert’s computing language where the child names the procedure thus creating their own “microworlds” although this app is powerful enough to do all of that it is a step forward in that direction!

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