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: Tynker - Learn programming with visual code blocks
Summary: Fun coding puzzler for the basics, less robust than companion website
Pros: Colorful puzzles focus on specific skills.
Cons: The difficulty of puzzles ramps up quickly.
Bottom Line: This innovative, bite-size approach gives kids an intro to some of the basics of programming.
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