Hopscotch is an easy to use programming language with a lot more features than Daisy. Students can include a variety of colourful and engaging characters on their ‘stage’, and program them to move/rotate to set distances/angles, again using a drag and drop interface.

There are also a wider variety of ‘when’ commands available (eg when I tilt the ipad down). Within half an hour of using the 2 programs, children were drawing squares, amending their programs to be more efficient etc. There is also the inbuilt feature of saving/sharing programs included in Hopscotch.

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