Join David Gassner for an in-depth discussion in this video Conquering challenges: Move the Turtle, part of Programming Foundations: Programming for Kids.
…If Daisy the Dinosaur is the simplest of programming apps for kids, then…the next step up in complexity and power might be Move the Turtle.…Like Daisy, Move the Turtle is only available…for the iPad, there isn't an Android version.…And it isn't free.…There is a small charge to purchase it.…That once purchased, it can be used effectively…by more than one kid on a single device.…And like all iPad apps, can be installed on…multiple iPads that are connected to a single Apple ID.…
Move the Turtle is a challenge-based app.…In addition to simple commands, it lets…kids learn about creating reusable command sets.…What we might call a procedure, a function,…or a method, in a complete programming language.…When you touch the Play button, you get to the challenge screen.…There's a fixed set of challenges.…And it's up to the kid to figure out how to conquer the challenges.…When you have multiple kids using the…same iPad, each kid's challenges are tracked individually.…
For example, I'll go back to the home screen and touch the Accounts button.…
- Understanding your child's learning style
- Graphical programming on iPads and computers
- Making things move
- Learning about algorithms
- Programming animations, apps, and games
- Programming virtual and real robots
- Programming hardware: Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/10/2014. What changed?
A: We updated the "Programming Android apps: MIT App Inventor" video to incorporate new device footage, so you can see how the app performs on an Android phone.