Let your students know how much you care this Valentines Day with special fuzzFamily Valentines! Click the link below to download and share them with your whole class. 🙂
Did you miss our migration webinar? Do you still have questions about the Kodable Class to Kodable migration? Watch our migration webinar in its entirety below!
Kodable was founded to make programming accessible to everyone. We want more kids learning to code by making it a fun and inviting experience. To ensure we are meeting that goal, we constantly seek and listen to feedback from you, our users. After listening to your suggestions over the past several months and with a web version of Kodable on the horizon, we have decided to retire Kodable Class from the App Store, and migrate the features to Kodable. Streamlining all of Kodable into one great app that EVERYONE can use.
As we prepare to release Kodable on Web, Android, etc, having one app will make more sense and make things consistent for students no matter where they choose to access Kodable.
Starting November 28th, Kodable Class will no longer be available in the App Store, and ALL Kodable Class subscribers, including those on School Plans, will need to migrate to the Kodable App. All of your info will migrate just by entering your class codes or following the migration instructions, so you don’t need to worry about losing it.
Join us for a Migration Webinar November 19th.
To ensure a smooth transition, we’re hosting a short webinar on November 19th at 10am PST. See what time that is for you, here. We’ll walk through the steps for migrating to Kodable, and answer any questions you have about the process. If you can’t make it, check back here for a recording.
To migrate in under 5 minutes take a look at our migration guide here!
What does this mean for you?
If you are using Kodable, not Kodable Class or Kodable Pro: Nothing will change!
If you are using Kodable Class with a Class account: When you have time over the next couple months you should install Kodable on your iPads instead of Kodable Class. You’ll only need one app from that point on! 🙂 All of your info will migrate just by entering your class codes, so you don’t need to worry about losing it.
If you are using Kodable Pro without a Class account: We’ve submitted a final update that will have all the migration information in it. It will be available as soon as Apple approves it. All of your info will migrate just by following the migration instructions, so you don’t need to worry about losing it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens after Kodable Class is removed from the App Store on the 28th?
A: If you have Kodable Class on your iPad, it will NOT be removed from the device. However, you will no longer receive future updates to Kodable, and the Kodable Class app will not get future content. Furthermore, if the app is deleted from your device, you will not be able to download it again.
Q: I really like Kodable Class! Why do I need to switch?
A: As we add a web version, Android version etc, Kodable will need to offer students and educators one, consistent learning experience. The features of Kodable Class are NOT going away, they are simply being integrated into Kodable, so you only need one app, with a simple, streamlined experience.
Q: How do I transfer my students who aren’t in a class, but have a profile on the iPad only?
A: It is very easy! Please see our migration guide here.
Q: I am a Kodable Pro user, what happens for me?
A: You can easily transfer your progress and keep all of the levels. See page 2 of the Migration Guide.
Q: I don’t want to download another app, do I have to?
A: No, you can continue using Kodable Class as before. However, you will NOT receive any future updates after the 28th of November, and you will NOT receive any future content that comes with them. Furthermore, if the app is deleted from your iPad, you will NOT be able to download it again, and will need to get Kodable.
Q: I have a lot of iPads, I can’t get around to updating them before the 28th! Help!
A: If you cannot update by the 28th, don’t worry, the app will still work on your iPads as before. However, you should update as soon as possible to ensure you get future updates and content. .
Q: Can someone from Kodable help me?
A: We will be hosting a quick webinar on November 19th to explain the entire migration process in detail and answer questions. Even if you can’t make it on the 19th, it will be recorded so you can watch it whenever it’s convenient. Check back here for the recording.
Q: What do I do if I created a class, but also have students who aren’t in a class that I want to transfer?
A. To transfer your class, you just need to enter your class code on Kodable like you did in Kodable Class. To transfer the students who aren’t in a class follow directions on page 2 of the Migration Guide.
If you have specific questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com
Here at Kodable HQ, we enjoy the occasional complexities in life, but we mostly prefer to keep things simple. Sound familiar? 🙂
After a year of talking with teachers using Kodable in their classrooms, we discovered that we needed to rework our approach to coding education, and fashion a programming curriculum that is equally as beneficial for students, but easier for teachers to manage.
Well, we ran back to the lab, performed some tests, and created plans to meet the needs of educators using Kodable! Kodable Education Plans are available in every version of Kodable, and provide teachers with the proper tools to better serve their students and adequately manage programming curriculums in their school. We have created plans to help you use Kodable with your students at your comfort level: Free Kodable Teacher, Kodable Class, and Kodable School.
Kodable Teacher Accounts are free and enable you to easily monitor and cater to an individual student’s needs, allowing for a more effective classroom coding experience. You can create a Kodable Teacher Account within Kodable or here! Then just log in on the app to begin using these educational features:
Organize students in classes, and manage student profiles from within the app or on kodable.com.
Kodable Class is an app designed specifically for education use, and makes it easier than ever to introduce the basics of programming to your students. If you previously purchased Kodable Pro, you can be grandfathered into the new Kodable Class plan when you update to version 5.0.
Taking the first step towards programming education can be intimidating, especially if you have limited or no programming experience. Kodable Class can help alleviate these fears, providing subscribers with complete access to all of Kodable’s Learning Guides.
Consult the Kodable Learning Guides for:
An Explanation of Kodable’s Basic Coding Concepts • Recommended Classroom Activities • Answer Keys to Every Level
Instituting a school-wide programming curriculum? Kodable School Accounts are designed with the unique needs of a school or district in mind.
Kodable School includes all of the benefits of Kodable Class, as well as upgrades for larger curriculums:
Unlimited Student and Class Profiles • Professional Development from the Kodable Team • Administrator Accessibility – Grant permissions to those who need it at different levels within your school or district (Coming Soon)
Students, parents, and teachers all enjoy the warm, fuzzy company of the fuzzFamily. It is no surprise that we get tons of requests for tips and tricks on how to make them. I decided to compile a list of all the ways you and your Kodable kiddos can enjoy a real life fuzz!
I’d also like to give a special thanks to the awesome teachers who went above and beyond for their students and decided to come up with their own ways of making a fuzz. Their examples are included here as well.
The easiest and most frugal way to create a Kodable fuzz is with our fuzz coloring sheet. Download the PDF and start coloring your own!
Thanks to Agnese Addone and Caterina Moscetti, the CoderDojo Roma students all got their very own fuzz!
— CoderDojoRoma (@CoderDojoRoma) January 25, 2014
The pom pom fuzzes seem pretty simple to create. You can watch the youtube video or follow the steps listed below.
I was inspired by this tutorial, and decided to make my own fuzz to travel with us to schools, events, and keep me company at my desk. The supplies for the entire fuzz cost less than $10 at Michael’s.
Once I had all of my supplies, it took me less than ten minutes to make blueFuzz. The original tutorial used hot glue, but I don’t have a hot glue gun, so I opted to use pins to secure the yarn instead. So far they have stayed very secure.
Stick the pin through the yarn several times, wrapping the yarn around the pin each time you “thread” it. Then, pin the yarn to the foam ball.
Wrap the yarn around the foam ball until you do not see any more white.
Use the second pin to secure the end of the yarn. Be sure to “thread” the yarn more than once, wrapping it around the needle each time. Then stick the needle in the foam ball. This works best if the needle is the same color as the yarn, so it will not show.
Optional: Since I didn’t use hot glue to secure my yarn, I decided to use hair spray to give my fuzz a little extra hold. I sprayed him pretty well all over with aerosol hair spray . The only draw back to this is that he can no longer attend bonfires, as I’m pretty sure he will spontaneously combust near an open flame. ;P
Glue on both of the eyes. You’ll need to hold them in place for about 30 seconds.
Cut out the mouth and tongue. Before you glue or stitch them, hold them up to the fuzz’s face to make sure you’re happy with the size, shape and tongue placement. This took me a couple tries.
Optional: I decided to stitch the tongue to the black mouth piece to give it a bit more definition. I started at the top of the tongue and used a dark pink thread. I back stitched so it was all one solid line. I stopped half way to the end of the tongue, so it will still stick out a bit.
Glue the mouth on and hold it there for 30 seconds.
Optional: Depending on which fuzz you decide to make, you may need to trim up the fur so it looks less frizzy. My blueFuzz still needs a trim, but I think he looks pretty good either way.
This is the most realistic fuzz I have seen so far. Jeanne Reed and her daughter made diamondFuzz. I am very impressed at their creative talents! She looks fabulous. For more details take a look at Jeanne’s tutorial here.