12 free coding tools and apps

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
April 29th, 2014

These coding programs and apps help students develop programming skills–and they’re free

Coding1Educators and stakeholders agree that computer science skills are some of the most in-demand skills in today’s workforce, and encouraging students’ interest in coding and computer programming in early grades can help foster interest in computer science as students enter college.

Some of the following resources or apps are designed for older students, and others are aimed at children and beginning coders.

Do you have a favorite coding tool or resource? Let us know by leaving a comment in the comments section below.

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April 29, 2014

Also check out Greenfoot (, a free and simple IDE that allows beginning coders to learn Java by developing games, simulations and other graphical programs.