Sketch Nation offers a free, easy on-ramp to some basic building blocks of coding, like app design and game logic -- supporting STEM learning while integrating well into the humanities, social and natural sciences, and engaging and delighting students, as these examples show.
(Courtesy of Tina Zita @tina_zita)
*Some of these blogs and tweets are about Sketch Nation Studio, our previous version. Our new, much improved version is called Sketch Nation Create and we will add more postings as we have them.
|Sketch Nation||Hopscotch||Scratch Jr.||Tynker||Roblox||Codea||Pixel Press||Minecraft||TinyTap|
|Cross-platform availability?||iPhone, iPad, Android, Web||iPhone and iPad||iPhone and iPad||iPhone and iPad||PC only||iPad only||iPhone and iPad||iPhone and iPad||iPhone, iPad, Android, Web|
|Price?||Free||Free with in-app purchases (IAP)||Free||Free with IAP||Free with IAP||$14.99||Free with IAP||$26.95 PC / $6.99 Mobile||Free with IAP|
|Play online and offline?|
|Ease of student game creation?|
|Many genres out-of-the-box?|
|WYSIWYG editor?||Actual coding required||Glyphs|
|Use own drawings and photos?||Limited|
|Teaches game logic?|
|Wide variety of uses?||Limited||Limited|