Teacher Review for Kodable - Coding for Kids

Kodable has been the perfect way to introduce coding to our K-2 kids in the STEM Lab!

Kim C.
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Robbins Elementary School
Robbins, NC
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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
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used the beginning free lessons to introduce coding and writing algorithms to the K-2 kids who come to me in the STEM Lab. It was a great exercise in thinking logically in small steps. They liked the quick treasures and "leveling up" they were able to do.
My Take
I liked how it started off simple enough for my kinders, but pretty quickly increased in difficulty so the advanced students didn't get bored. We had to mute our computers because the background music was monotonous and annoyed some kids. Some kids got confused when they were given the opportunity to click on the Mission area, could there be a few verbal prompts or a virtual tour guide to show them what to do at that point? I wish our school could afford the paid version.