Campers Learn JavaScript using Bitsbox

In today’s session of Adventures in Coding the campers were introduced to a new programming tool on the laptops. Bitsbox is an online application that runs in a computer browser and displays a virtual tablet on which the user is able to access programming lessons to build simple apps and games in JavaScript.  Once the user has created a game, they are able to use a mobile device such as an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone to scan the QR code associated with their Bitsbox project. They are then able to access their game on that mobile device through the QR code. In today’s session, the campers used the QR Reader app on the iPads to scan their QR codes and were then able to immediately play their newly-created game on the iPad.
The challenges used in today’s session are available on the Bitsbox website at no cost. Bitsbox also offers subscription plans that include monthly mailings containing new programming trainings, challenges and projects for children to try.