Most of us understand all the games on our cell phones are computer programming generated, but what about items not so recognizable like stop lights, microwave ovens, or automobiles. This list is practically endless.
It is estimate by the year 2020 there will be 1,000,000 more computing jobs than students. So what can we do? Take part in the movement to inspire our youth and involve them in the hour of code. It's a start.
The Hour of Code takes place December 8-14, 2014. Over 52 million have tried an Hour of Code.
Here are a few resources that all work on an iPad. Select one that works for you, or maybe try a couple.
- Kodable - an iPad app where you create code to travel a path and collect coins
- Angry Birds - Create code so angry bird captures the naughty pig
- Frozen -Create code so Elsa creates snowflakes
- Flappy Code - Learn to code flappy bird game
- Lightbot - Create code to light up all the blue squares
- Tynker - Several choices, both creation type projects and game oriented projects
- Khan Academy - Drag and drop code drawing shapes
- HopScotch - Drag and drop coding creating many different items
- Touch Develop - at least 8 different hour of code activities to choose from
- Join a workshop at your nearest Apple Store