coding applications for the iPad and PC
Code Spark is a Coding app designed for younger children. The codes are simple and reading isn't required. The teacher must set up an account and class. Then connect the iPad to your class. Next let the students explore! This app runs on iOS devices with version 7.0 or higher and Android devices with 2.3.3.
Tynker is an app for iOS and Android that takes the students through different coding exercises. The student needs to be able to read for this game. They will have to read the directions and the different block codes. There are 2 free sections and many others that cost.
Scratch Jr is also available for the iPad or Android devices. It requires very little reading and is mostly images of moving forward, backwards, turning and jumping so this one is also good for younger children. It is a place for students to create but it doesn't have instructions like the teaching applications such as Code.org or Code Spark.
Scratch is a website devoted to helping children experiment with coding characters to do a variety of things. MIT created the site and it uses Flash so the PC is the best place to use it. Students who have been taught the coding block language first will have more success in Scratch. Scratch lets you set up classes and project areas for the students to share their projects.