Coding tools:

Download the Chrome browser
Dingledojo is a Chromedojo. We like Chrome because it’s the modern web & provides a more affordable & accessible route to coding. Create code online
Quickdojo is a coding app without the clutter & hassle of setting up domains, FTP etc
It works with the student gmail account by providing a dedicated folder to store projects.
It’s like being able to publish to the Web from Notepad.

Learn to code online with
Codecademy is where we are pointing the students to learn on their own time. With thousands of exercises, it’s just perfect.

Coding Reference manual:
This is where to look when a student needs to lookup how a coding statement works.

Learn to code with Scratch
scratchheadScratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. It’s a proven method to improve your childs’ critical thinking.

Online version of Scratch 2.0
This is the next version of Scratch that has motion sensing built-in. It’s also cloud based so that means it’s perfect for our Chromedojo. It’s not ready yet though and is only available to accounts created on the old Scratch platform in 2011 or earlier.

Irish Scratch community is run by Clare McInerney of Lero & funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. They have developed lesson plans & run an annual Scratch competition !

Berkeley version of Scratch

Connecting @arduino board to Scratch

Connecting Lego with Scratch

Scratch book on Amazon

HTML Lesson plans to cover a 6 week series:

HTML Week 1 | Demo
HTML Week 2
HTML Week 3
HTML Week 4
HTML Week 5
HTML Week 6 | Demo

Scratch Lesson plans:

Scratch Lesson 1
Scratch Lesson 2
Scratch Lesson 3
Scratch Junior Lesson 1

Scratch reference manual

Other tools:

Shiftedit editor

CodeAnywhere editor

Thimble editor

Google Blockly


Draw a Stickman

Hopscotch for iPad