codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding

codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding for Pc

  • Category: Education
  • Last Updated: 2018-11-08
  • Current version: 2.23.01
  • File size: 179.61 MB
  • Developer: codeSpark
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding on your Windows PC

Download codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding for Windows: codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding is an Education App, developed by codeSpark. The Education App was officially released 2014-11-03. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - codeSpark, with the latest current version being 2.23.01 which was officially released on 2018-11-08. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 4,968 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding application icon. A window of codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding

Developer Description

codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for kids 4-9! Our award-winning app has introduced over 20 million kids in 201 countries to the ABCs of computer science. codeSpark Academy uses a patent pending "no words" interface to teach the basics of computer programming through a variety of interactive learning activities including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, game design and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents. “My 5 year old does not want to stop playing this. He caught on very quickly!” “My daughters are 6 and 8 and this is their new favorite game. Now they want to be programmers!” KEY FEATURES: * Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own projects in the Game Maker. * Personalized daily activities based on your child’s progress. * Subscription app with new content every month. * Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play. * Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon. * Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students and kids with reading and focus-related challenges. * Supports 3 individual child profiles. * No collection of your child’s private data. * No advertising or micro-transactions * No written communication between players or external parties. * No commitments or hassles. Cancel at any time. PRESS & AWARDS: codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills — "the ABCs of coding"— with no reading necessary - NPR "[codeSpark Academy] is easy to learn, full of playful characters and it's easy to experiment." - Children's Technology Review "Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed working together on the puzzles" - Parents' Choice Awards *** 2016 American Assoc of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching *** 2016 Kidscreen Awards - Best Learning App for Kids *** *** 2016 KAPi Awards – Best App or Product for Younger Children *** *** 2015 Parents’ Choice — Gold Medal *** *** Apple Editor’s Choice & Top Educational App *** EDUCATIONAL CONTENT: codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other ‘beginner’ programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak. Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play. They’ll master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals. Our Game Maker allows kids to put programming concepts to work by designing and coding video games. Creations can then be played and remixed by other coders around the globe. DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIPTION: * Download and try free for 7 days. Trial offers the full codeSpark Academy experience for a limited time. Subscription is $7.99/month * Payment will be charged to iTunes Account once free trial period is over * Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period * Account will be charged $7.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period * Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase * Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable Privacy Policy: Terms of Use: FOR EDUCATORS: codeSpark Academy is FREE for teachers, librarians, and verified non-profit educational institutions. codeSpark Academy was voted top choice by teachers and librarians for introducing computer science in elementary schools. Additionally our FREE teacher dashboard allows educators to track student progress and turn on and off parts of the app. ABOUT CODESPARK: codeSpark is delivering computer science education to kids in over 200 countries by turning programming into play.

App Reviews

  • Unintuitive contra productive interface

    By Application 558
    After paying and signing in, first page doesn’t lead to anywhere. It has two active buttons, parent and teacher. After repetitive unavoidable filling out of my birthdate in both categories, teacher page leads nowhere, parent page leads to another page which doesn’t recognize that I am signed in, nor asks for it. Only one time showed up a page through same selection process with downloads, which was the only way to play one lesson and that was it. To get back to that page is through a labyrinth of repetitive actions, but still never showed up again. That alone is quenching user experience, and I will unsubscribe this application. I am not happy somebody published this application which feels like it’s early beta version (not to be published developmental stage). Hard to believe MIT was involved with this unless interfacing is very underestimated, outsourced and weakness of a brilliant mind which I was hoping can teach my child what I cannot.
  • Codespark is the best!

    By Hthnc
    I began using the Codespark app as part of an elective for my elementary school students. I was quickly impressed by the ease at which they were able to develop the skills introduced by the app. My students have absolutely fallen in love with Codespark and are ecstatic with each update. I’ve found myself more and more impressed by the app, and the ways that they’ve enhanced my student engagement. Each time I open the app, I find new ways to introduce a variety of topics! Big thumbs up!!!
  • Great for pre-readers

    By Derics Mom
    Most educational apps on the market require your child to be reading already so that they can read the instructions or follow along with the prompts. We love that there are no words in this game. The games have to be “figured out” by pushing buttons and feeling out what each on does and then they can piece it together in their mind and they take off from favorite games are the sequencing ones. Thanks codespark!
  • Cancelled subscription at the beginning of the summer and STILL getting charged!

    By Gimpy son
    Oh well, it’s only $8.47 per month including tax which is annoying but not not the end of the world. I’ve reached out to them several times with no response but at this point I’ve paid over $80 for an app we don’t use. I’m sure I’ll get busy again this month and just say screw it after writing this and then forget to try for an umpteeth time to cancel. The App itself it awesome though and my kids loved it the first month or two they played it, the problem is that they don’t use apple devices and I’m not letting them use my iPad anymore. If I can get this reoccurring bill fixed (and yes I’ve canceled on their website) I’ll give them 5 stars for the app and 1 star for their billing. For what it’s worth, I don’t think they’re trying to rip anyone off, but after trying a few times to reach out and receiving no response and also going through their own cancelling process a few times, I’m getting annoyed~
  • A dignified approach

    By Juuuuust 1 thing
    I remember 2 years ago i wrote a review about codespark. I was complaining about the subscription. I was 8 and a half. I am now 10 and will try at a much more dignified approach. I will start of with the fact that there are parents complaining about this subscription. But there are equally as many that are not mad about it. you can improve by -removing the subscription and making the app 7.99 in general for people who haven't downloaded this app yet (i have downloaded it) -just do nothing I'm not forcing you to remove the subscription but i am saying to simply reduce the price to $0.99-$2,99 a month (but i want you to remove the subcription) It's your choice to remove it and i hope you do. -Nathan eugenio-alba age 10
  • My favorite coding app for k-3

    By Beckymmcdowell
    I use this app with my k-2 students and often have my third graders requesting it as well. The on-screen prompting without the need for reading allows my young learners to succeed with coding even before they can read. I love the new storytelling feature too! My favorite mini-game is the crocodile catch one with the greater than and less than equations. Just awesome!
  • I am a kid. I can’t pay for the app!!!

    By all4mig
    First of all don’t send me something to email you like your email and stuff cause I can’t email or go on a lot of sights. They are blocked cause I am only ten. What I want to say is that if you don’t remove the having to pay per month thing I am going to delete the app. Can you make it so kids can sign up with like a made up user name and password. My parents won’t let me pay for a app that when I got it was free and you did not have to be a member to play!!! Fix this and I will be happy. -unhappy customer
  • My Class Loved This App

    By Turtluvr
    Another teacher introduced me to CodeSpark. My 4th grade students used the app during the last 5 months of the school year. It was immediately a hit. It was highly engaging and offered both coding activities as well as free choice games. Many of my students finished all of the coding levels before the end of the year.
  • Getting better and better

    By MZThailand
    I have been using codeSpark for the last year and a half at my school and at home with my kids (4 and 8 years old). Every time when there is an update, so many new tools and challenge. Great for critical thinking and introducing basic computer science concepts in a fun and educational way.
  • Sparks Life into Coding!!

    By Little Eagles Homeschool
    My kids have been using the CodeSpark academy app for about a year. They love coding because of this app! The games and activities bring to life what it means to sequence, and problem solve. The staff is so helpful, and The Foos are so cute and loveable! My kids enjoy the whole experience! Thank you CodeSpark Academy for your excellent app, and sharing it with us!