Junior coder is simply an app that was built to introduce children into the world of computer and science. It is also a visual encoding game hence very attractive and appealing. This is both an exciting and a teaching platform for kids as they are able to learn more about the techniques of programming a computer. It mostly uses games and puzzles. Well, one would probably ask how expensive the app is; it comes for free and all you have to do is own a phone that has an apple app store and enough memory to store the application- this is because it holds about twenty seven to twenty eight(mb).
Basically this application contains of puzzles and games where the children are taught a few basics then once this is complete the children get an opportunity to construct their very own challenges and puzzles for their friends and themselves too. It is often said the best way for a child to learn is through practical experience and vivid things; all the concepts of programming are instituted as a fun and unique game. The children are also expected to play five stages to take hold of the whole concept. Once this is done the kids are expected to in turn create their very own puzzles in an attempt to test themselves. By doing this, the whole concept is fortified deep into the child. The junior coder also has an inn-app purchase that has additional puzzles and games; aside from this there are also other games that are mainly for sequencing and thinking which can also be accessed for free of charge.
Special characteristics of the Junior coder
Has two main features mostly and they include
- Contain a progression skill
- Have Algorithmic assessment
Aside from the two main features there are other features that may come thanks to an in-app purchase; they are:
- Recognition of pattern
- Procedural function and thinking
- Professional programming
- Using conditional logic to control flow
- Problem solving and debugging
- Looping and repetition
The app is mainly set up to target at the advancement of education; it is also ideal for children that are above seven years old. However, it is not limited to only the children; those who have a knack for challenges and can read too are all welcome to try it.
Those older are also welcome to try it as it mainly starts with a simple chronological thinking then it progresses on to the harder and complicated ideas of conditional stream, looping, optimal answers and functions.
Further, the stellar award chart has the responsibility of motivating and keeping track of the children’s progress. This means that when they successfully complete each level of the game they are awarded medals and badges.
If you are a teacher you can inculcate this into your teaching as it is recommended to supplement the classroom activities; it is also excellent for that superb Hour of Code.
Do not hesitate to try out this amazing application!