Teacher Review for codeSpark Academy

Fun, gamified learning of coding and computational thinking!

Nicole G.
Classroom teacher
Macarthur K 8 Academy
Southfield, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Low literacy
How I Use It
I use this app with my K-2 students to teach coding concepts. The students love the characters and the puzzles. I love the options that Codespark gives teachers: you can lock down certain sections until you want students to access them. The app can be used on Chromebooks and desktops. I also love that the app is visual, and not text based, which makes is perfect for K-2 or for learners with special needs.
My Take
I have used this project with my kids and my students. I think it is a great tool to teach coding. One caveat: if you are using Codespark on Chromebooks or older desktops, it can take a while to load.