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.
Title: Hopscotch -- Programming made easy! Make games, stories, animations and more!
Summary: Easy-to-use visual tool makes programming fun for kids
Pros: Easy-to-use controls and colorful characters will draw kids in and show them that they can create their own programs.
Cons: Kids may find the open options for creation intimidating and need to see some examples for inspiration.
Bottom Line: Hopscotch is a great tool for introducing kids to programming, but it's just a starting point.
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