Teacher Review for codeSpark Academy

Risk Versus Reward

Leslie T.
Classroom teacher
McKeel Elementary Academy
Lakeland, United States
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My Grades 4
My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this product with my class of 4th graders as an enrichment activity. The graphics were very kid friendly. Students easily grasped the app. Many of my students gravitated toward the game section. I had to institute a policy that students could only play games on Friday.
My Take
I feel the app has a lot of potential. I would like to see the addition of more coding levels and possibly some coding applications to the games, especially the digital pets areas. I would say applicable for K-3 with 4th grade using it the first half of the year as my students mastered the coding levels in this time range.