Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Coding for Kids with Bitsbox
Here's fun simple app bitsbox.com/run.html?b18v3
It also has free lesson plans for teachers to use in most content areas. There is a teacher page with great info. https://bitsbox.com/teachers/
Here's an app they can write to practice their math facts bitsbox.com/run.html?xxdr6
Here is the lesson plan from their website https://bitsbox.com/pdf/hoc2015/BitsboxLessonPlan2015_Math3-5.pdf
Another thing that I've found is that the company is very responsive. They reply to tweets and emails, help with questions about the apps, and go above and beyond in many ways.
One cool thing was when we were doing a Saturday Codeathon. I wanted a short, fun keynote for the kids and contacted Christie at Bitsbox to see if someone there would do a virtual hangout with us. Next thing I knew their CEO, Scott Lininger, said he'd love to do it. (My lame attempt to record the hangout with my phone https://youtu.be/a7OqJwJ-1g ) They also sent us a box full of fun give away items for the kids in attendance. Super fun! Thanks Bitsbox. We are hooked!
If you do decide to try it out, we would appreciate it if you would use our link. We get credit toward our next subscription for our class and you get one free Bitsbox. https://bitsbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Lauri-NQGTWKES