The Foos


The Foos: Code for an Hour edition is a kid-friendly app that was created for Hour of Code, a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and The purpose of Hour of Code is to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. The app introduces coding to “kids” of all ages who have no experience programming, Players learn programming logic as they code their way through 24 levels of adventure. The Foos are cute little creatures (such as cops, chefs, ninjas) that encourage kids to create by programming. Coding skills taught include: how to debug programs, loops and conditionals. As kids learn programming, they will also be using core concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, and visualization. The more kids play, the more persistent they will become in pursuit of solutions. I love the way they have to use patterning and logic to figure things out! The Foos is based on curriculum from MIT and Exploring Computer Science at UCLA. The app is completely FREE and available in over 135 countries. Check it out for some coding fun!

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