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Adventure Game/Curriculum Teaches Coding Through Gameplay

screenshot of CodeCombat game

CodeCombat

Dungeon-crawling adventure where code is king 

Pros: Writing code to play the game makes coding less intimidating and more fun.

Cons: In-game supports are extensive but text-heavy, and may cause more frustration than relief.

Bottom Line: While not everyone loves fighting ogres, CodeCombat offers a classroom-ready platform and an authentic learning experience. 

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

By Common Sense Education