Monthly Archives: February 2018

Coding for kids with a turtle

Today I read something about a german page called “code your life”. It has been shown at the Microsoft booth at the didacta2018.

It’s teaching people to code. And they’ve got a section for kids as well. Just check it out here:

http://www.code-your-life.org/

There’s a section called “Akademie” (academy), which contains menu items for kids and adults. If you want to try this with your kid, just have a look at the first example.

http://www.code-your-life.org/Akademie/Fuer_Kinder/1369_Turtle_Quadrat.htm

Explanations are german, but the function calls are in english of course.

I like the way it visualizes instantly everything you do. Just start by adding a “forward” command for the turtle and see how it moves and draws a line behind itself.

Variables, loops and conditions are available as well. There’re many other things on the internet, which do something similar, but for reasons, I enjoy having a german version of course – and the simplicity of the building blocks is nice as well.

[UPDATE 04.03.2018]

Just found this one as well: http://app.code-it-studio.de/ … similar concept – fast to get through, but a little bit more playfull then the turle 😉