Teacher Review for Kodable

2nd Graders Made Leaps & Bounds

Allison G.
Classroom teacher
Kester Avenue Elementary
Sherman Oaks, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I presented/modeled for my students and they took off on their own. I allowed seat partners to share. The number of students who needed assistance was very low. Students were 100% on task. They want more now that the Hour of Code time is over. I'm working with the parent organization to see if we could purchase the rest of the access.
My Take
I used the s program as the coding introduction on the first day of Hour of Code because of all the choices available, it seemed the most user-friendly. Some students finished all lessons the first day. Some finished in two days. I had them move on to other Hour of Code sites. No other site kept track of student progress as Kodable did. Each lesson/step built on the previous and scaffolded my many English learners and my girls. I wanted to have my students continue the lessons, but the cost of $600 was prohibitive. . My students and I were very disappointed.