Teacher Review For Cork The Volcano - Puzzlets

My go to intro to coding and beyond.

Erin C.
Digital Literacy Teacher
Avonworth Elementary School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects Math, Science, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
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
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this product as an introduction to coding. It works well as a station in any classroom and really helps to reinforce skills involving sequencing events and logically solving problems. I also find that when students participate in paired play with this product the learning opportunities are even more beneficial. You will foster growth in your students in all 4 of the 4Cs when using this product in paired play.
My Take
This product is an excellent support to build a deeper understanding of basic computational skills. It is my go-to introduction to the world of coding (for both students and other teachers). Though the set up takes a bit of time at first( just getting multiple trays to connect to Bluetooth in one room can be difficult but the app has features that help improve this process), once organized students are able to excel in this game and learn in pairs without teacher guidance. It really is incredible to hear the conversations that are generated through paired play.