The Foos: Free Code Hour

THE FOOS: kid-friendly & fun way to learn computer science! Program our ninja!

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TTHE FOOS by codeSpark is the most kid-friendly and fun way to learn computer programming. And it’s free to play. * Kids get hooked on coding in one session! * Control cute and silly characters called Foos with a 100% visual interface. * Editor’s Choice award from Children’s Technology Review * Complete levels to unlock new characters and abilities * Finalist in LEGOs Re-Imagine Learning ChallengeThe Foos – Code for an Hour edition is an introduction for those who have no experience whatsoever programming, and is all-ages friendly! That means anyone from 5 to 99 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic. Program and code your way through exciting puzzle adventures in fun new world using cartoon cops, builders and ninjas! Players master key computer science concepts on our puzzle levels then create silly and creative interactions in our “Toy Box” areas. Create complex interactions between characters on your iPad with our easy to use system. Programs can be set to run when characters like the ninja and chef are touched or bump into each other. The Foos – Code for an Hour Edition is created specifically for The ‘Hour of Code’, a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [] and [] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.Parents and teachers are using THE FOOS first when introducing their kids and students to programming, coding and computer science. Parents can follow codeSpark on Facebook for unplugged coding activities.There are NO in-app purchases in THE FOOS.THE FOOS: Code for an Hour has 24 levels and 3 distinct Toy Box areas for creative play.What do Children learn?THE FOOS is based on curriculum from MIT and Exploring Computer Science at UCLA. Core concepts include: Pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, spatial visualization, algorithmic thinking, how to debug programs, loops and conditionals. Kids also become more persistent and creative in their pursuit of solutions.Who are THE FOOS?THE FOOS are funny, happy creatures that inspire kids to create and collaborate through programming, in a visual, intuitive and imaginative way that builds critical computational thinking skills for future success. THE FOOS is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from CMU, and other beginner programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.Recent changes:v1.01.04- Bug fixes, optimizations, and improved tutorialContent rating: Everyone
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