Teacher Review for codeSpark Academy

Great for Early Learners

Katie S.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I am using this to help advance and reinforce my students' understanding of coding. It is highly engaging! In hindsight, I should have explored it more myself so that I could turn off certain features before the kids got further ahead. I recommend that teachers take the time to fully explore the sight and all the information before starting this with students.
My Take
I love this! The students are highly engaged and learning. The website offers lots of teacher supports and materials. The only concern is the interface with Clever can be complicated so I don't recommend building your classes through Clever. Take the time to do it manually so you can make changes if necessary. Overall, this is a wonderful and engaging teaching tool for coding. I highly recommend it.