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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:27 pm 
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After the main 11+ focus, the kids are now looking to put their hands on some kind of programming thing like making their own games which they can put on their websites etc.

Was looking around the net and am confused what is will be better suited for them. Is any app builder programming thing suitable to keep them busy or they might find it hard ? may be I need to buy a few to check how they take on.

But what to buy initially is becoming the big question mark. :D

Any feedback from parents who have bought something similar for their kids ?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:30 pm 
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You can download scratch (from MIT) for free, which is a good start. MIT also do an app builder for android phone, again free to download. My DD managed to make a couple of apps for her phone using it, but has not continued (but then she is refusing to embrace her inner geek :lol: )

Both are very easy to use, and scratch is a very good intro to programming.

Eta http://scratch.mit.edu

And another eta
http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:50 pm 
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I'll second scratch, we use that at school.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:01 pm 
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Kobu is quite good once they've had enough of Scratch.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:05 pm 
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thanks a lot to all who gave excellent ideas.

Much appreciated.

This forum is great, just love it.

I wish I found it earlier. :D


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