Made w/ Code - Google
It's fun and easy to create gifs and other projects using Made w/ Code by Google. I have made several fun gifs to test the structure of the coding system. It requires students to understand XY graphs and using iterations to produce incremental changes to frames of the gif. The drag and drop method is easy for beginning coders to grasp. This is surely a different approach to coding, but it makes a student's first exposure to coding entertaining and intuitive. It's like building a puzzle but when you're finished you get a short movie!
Stay curious, friends!