Teacher Review for Codea

A great application for hard coding for iDevices.

Julie Y.
Classroom teacher
South Portland High School
South Portland, ME
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I've only used it with independent students who are interested in coding. I am working with a co-worker to create a summer academy and eventually a course based on LUA since our school is 1:1 ipads.
My Take
This is a great program for hard coding of LUA. If you're looking for an introduction to the principals of coding- I would recommend something lighter that has a graphic based shell to it. Scratch is a good example of something that introduces coding principals but doesn't require actual typing of specific code. The step in between is something like Flash. It allows students to have a library and code off objects put onto a stage. Codea is better for actual traditional coding.