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Ages: 4-up
For grades: P, K, 1
Teaches: logic, directions, spatial relations, debugging, coding
CTR Jun 17 Feature Review Entered 05/23/2017 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 06/01/2017
Looking for an effective very first coding experience?...
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Ages: 7-up
For grades: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: STEM, coding, programming
CTR May 17 Entered 04/10/2017 , Modified 05/03/2017 by Warren Buckleitner
Small, cheap and programmable, this credit-card sized ...
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Ages: 3-6
For grades: P, K, 1
Teaches: coding, robotics, procedures
CTR Mar 17 Entered 02/28/2017 , Modified 03/01/2017 by BL
You won't need an app to control this push-button roll...
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Ages: 3-up
For grades: P, K, 1, 2
Teaches: coding, robotics, STEM
CTR Feb 17 Entered 01/19/2017 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 02/01/2017 by BL
Using RFID technology, this slow rolling robot uses ji...
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Ages: 4-up
For grades: P, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Teaches: spatial relations, logic, fine motor skills, problem solving
CTR Feb 17 Entered 01/12/2017 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 03/31/2017 by BL
Graduates of Busy Shapes (CTR March 2014) http://revie...
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Ages: 7-up
For grades: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: robotics, programming, STEM
CTR Feb 17 New Release Entered 01/10/2017 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 02/01/2017
Looking for a robotics kit that you can program using ...
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Ages: 8-up
For grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: STEM, electronics, circuits, electricity, logic, creativity
CTR Feb 17 New Release Entered 01/10/2017 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 02/01/2017 by BL
Coming later in 2017, Circuit Cubes are a set of three...
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Ages: 8-up
For grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: creativity, programming, LEGO blocks
CTR Feb 17 New Release Entered 01/09/2017 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 02/01/2017 by BL
Coming August 2017, a construction/programming kit des...
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Ages: 9-up
For grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: programming, circuits, logic, robots, electricity
CTR Dec 16 New Release Entered 11/28/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/19/2016 by Rebecca Lingelbach
This is a collection of connected smart blocks, each w...
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Ages: 5-up
For grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: logic, memory, spatial relations, math
CTR Dec 16 Feature Review Entered 11/21/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 03/06/2017 by Rebecca Lingelbach
It's always nice to see a good app get better. If you'...
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Ages: 3-up
For grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: coding, programming
CTR Dec 16 Feature Review Entered 11/02/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by Rebecca Lingelbach
This is a slow moving, specialized no-screen programmi...
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Ages: 6-up
For grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: programming, coding
CTR Nov 16 Feature Review Entered 10/17/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by Rebecca Lingelbach
Turn your iPad into a timer, fortune teller or motion-...
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Ages: 8-up
For grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: robotics, programming, cameras
CTR Nov 16 New Release Entered 10/07/2016 by Rebecca Lingelbach, Modified 12/15/2016 by Warren Buckleitner
Our testers loved Cozmo -- a fast, smart little robot ...
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Ages: 8-up
For grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: programming, STEM, movement
CTR Nov 16 Entered 10/05/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 01/10/2017 by Rebecca Lingelbach
This is a snap together wearable watch-like sensor tha...
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Ages: 9-11
For grades: 4, 5, 6
Teaches: programming, coding, STEM
CTR Sep 16 Feature Review Entered 08/17/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016
Well intentioned but unnecessarily complicated to lear...
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Ages: 6-up
For grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: social studies, buildings, science, physical science, urban planning, ...
CTR Aug 16 Feature Review Entered 07/20/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by Rebecca Lingelbach
Help children better understand the inner workings of ...
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Ages: 6-8
For grades: 1, 2, 3
Teaches: coding, spatial thinking, logic, maps
CTR Aug 16 Feature Review Entered 07/20/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by Rebecca Lingelbach
Here's another mid-quality path programming app, of wh...
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Ages: 8-up
For grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: science, chemistry, atoms, molecules
CTR Aug 16 New Release Entered 07/18/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by Rebecca Lingelbach
This is AR (augmented reality) type of snap together c...
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Ages: 12-up
For grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: coding, programming
CTR Jul 16 New Release Entered 07/01/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Ready to make your own app? Want to use the tools that...
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Ages: 6-up
For grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: logic, problem solving, spatial relations
CTR Aug 16 New Release Entered 06/30/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Can you help a goldfish make it to the drain, before h...
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Ages: 11-up
For grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: coding, programming, creativity, logic, math
CTR Jul 16 New Release Entered 06/13/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016
Swift is a "real" programming language, crea...
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Ages: 5-7
For grades: K, 1, 2
Teaches: coding, logic, math, counting, number lines
CTR Jul 16 Feature Review Entered 06/07/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
The idea of turning commands into puzzle parts that on...
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Ages: 6-8
For grades: 1, 2, 3
Teaches: problem solving, coding
Languages: English
Scaffolding: no scaffolding
CTR Jun 16 Feature Review Entered 05/18/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Find out who sabotaged the school's science fair by so...
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Ages: 11-up
For grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: science, logic, electricity, circuits
CTR May 16 New Release Entered 04/29/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
What if you could "see" electricity? Here's ...
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Ages: 5-up
For grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: circuits, STEM, logic, programming
CTR May 16 Entered 04/29/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016
The LightUp Tesla Kit is the larger of the two kits (t...
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Ages: 7-up
For grades: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: creativity, game design, art, temporal relations
CTR May 16 Feature Review Entered 04/26/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 02/18/2017 by SOM
Make basic versions of four varieties of classic video...
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Ages: 4-8
For grades: P, K, 1, 2, 3
Teaches: math: counting, fractions, addition, subtraction, decimals
CTR May 16 Feature Review Entered 04/19/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Every elementary or middle school math teacher needs t...
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Ages: 8-up
For grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: programming, coding, circuits
CTR May 16 New Release Entered 04/08/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
This is an Arduino-based game device that you can eith...
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Ages: 6-8
For grades: 1, 2, 3
Teaches: science, language, solar system, space travel, the moon
CTR May 16 Entered 04/05/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
This solid space-related app is full of space-travel-r...
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Ages: 6-up
For grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Teaches: creativity, 3D printing
CTR Apr 16 New Release Entered 03/16/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Mattel is using the 3D printer technology to modernize...
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Ages: 3-6
For grades: P, K, 1
Teaches: STEM, coding
CTR Mar 16 Feature Review Entered 02/17/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Coding...for preschoolers? Sure, as long as you rethin...
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Ages: 6-up
For grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: science, time, geography, astronomy, planets, earth, sun, moon, the or...
CTR Mar 16 Feature Review Entered 02/16/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Had the inventors of the sun dial had a tablet, she or...
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Ages: 6-8
For grades: 1, 2, 3
Teaches: science, biology, frogs, ecosystems,
Languages: English
Scaffolding: word highlighting, touch and hear words, touch and hear sentences, ite...
CTR Mar 16 Feature Review Entered 02/09/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Ready to learn more about frogs? Here's a second well ...
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Ages: 4-up
For grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: science, weather, meteorology, tornado, hurricane
Languages: English, UK English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Japanese...
Scaffolding: no scaffolding
CTR Apr 16 New Release Entered 02/05/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Turn your iPad into a living weather system, where you...
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Ages: 7-9
For grades: 2, 3, 4
Teaches: science, STEM, robotics, programming, coding
CTR Jan 16 Feature Review Entered 01/11/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Expensive but well designed, this combination of LEGO ...
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Ages: 8-up
For grades: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: Science, Electronics, STEM
CTR Jan 16 New Release Entered 12/19/2015 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Circuit Stickers are peel-and-stick stickers that work...
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New York Times
Ages: 5-up
For grades: P, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Teaches: current events, news, spatial relations
CTR Dec 15 Feature Review Entered 11/10/2015 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
This is the app that made history on Sunday, Nov 8, 20...
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Ages: 6-8
For grades: 1, 2, 3
Teaches: science, oceanography, kelp, sea life, reading
Languages: English
Scaffolding: word highlighting, touch and hear words, touch and hear sentences, ite...
CTR Dec 15 Feature Review Entered 11/05/2015 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
2/9/2016 See also A is for Amphibian. Featuring clear ...
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Ages: 6-up
For grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, S, Jr, Sr.
Teaches: logic, problem solving
CTR Dec 15 New Release Entered 10/26/2015 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci loved cats? That's...
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Ages: 8-up
For grades: 3, 4, 5, 6
Teaches: STEM, electronics, maker
CTR Jan 16 New Release Entered 10/23/2015 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/13/2016 by SOM
This is a 282-piece set with an amusement park theme t...
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