Got iPads? Want Scratch? Block Coding Alternatives on iPads
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ScratchFreeYesYesYesYesCollision
Broadcast
YesYesYesYesYesYesLego WeDo
Finch
Arduino
MaKeyMaKey
NoDOES NOT WORK ON TABLETS - Here for reference.
Flash-based; May work with Puffin browser.
Needs the ability to return values from a function
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App NamePriceLoops?Conditionals?Events?Variables?Sprite Interactions?Speech
Bubbles?
Custom Sounds?Custom Backdrops?Custom Sprites?Advanced
Math?
Can Share
Projects?
Device Control?Use iPad Sensors?Other/Comments
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TickleFreeYesYesYesYesCollision
Broadcast
YesNoNoNosqrt, abs, floor, ceilingNoParrot Minidrone
Sphero & Ollie
LightBlueBean
Philips Hue Light
NoLimited amount of backdrops & sprites which makes it difficult to integrate into all curricular areas
No drawing capability
Requires iOS8
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TynkerFree
/$4.99
YesYesYesYesCollision
Broadcast
YesNoBuilt in Library
Can create with code
Minor changes to built in charactersYesYes*No**YesClassrooom Setup: Free/Classroom & School Paid Accounts
Built in Physics blocks
Puzzles/Games can be distracting - use CREATE
Weapons, ghosts, etc. in character selection can be a problem in some schools.
* If you have an online Tynker account, projects can be shared to the web
** Coming soon? http://goo.gl/mqiY7f
Also coming soon, the ability to view your block code in Javascript (on web but not in app yet)
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HopscotchFree
/In app
YesYesYesYesCollisionNoNoNo
Can create with code
NoYesYes*NoYes* Can publish to community; projects only available in app
Must create an account; Digital Citizenship teaching opportunity
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PyonkeeFreeYesYesYesYesCollision
Broadcast
YesYesYes
Paint / Camera / Camera Roll
Yes
Can paint
YesYes*NoNoYes, Scratch 1.4 on the iPad - Problem is it crashes; Need to Save Frequently
* Can email projects which are .sb files; can be opened on desktop & web versions of Scratch
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ScratchJr.FreeYesNoYesNoCollision
6 Messages
YesYesYes
Paint / Camera
Yes
Paint / Camera
No MathYes*NoNoFor pre/early readers
* Can email and share to other ipads; only available in app
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WEBSITES
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SnapFreeYesYesYesYesCollision
Broadcast
YesNoCan drawCan drawYesYes*Yes, but probably not on the iPadNoOffshoot of Scratch. Can be difficult to edit text, math functions, etc.; on iPad; must switch to portrait view on iPad
Can not import images easily to use for backdrops or sprites; nothing really built in.
* Can publish to the web (account required) and share the link.
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TouchDevelopFreeYesYesYesYesCollisionNoYesYesYesYesYesYes, but probably not on the iPadYesAccounts required - need email address. If you are a GAFE school, can use GAFE account.
Cloud data
Can use camera
Can export to create native iOS app - requires developer account & a Mac
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