Teacher Review For Kodable - K-5 Coding Curriculum for Elementary

Great start for coding kids

James D.
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IdeaDriven Education
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, English Language Learning
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
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 Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I would only use Kodable with younger students (their intended audience). When I used it recently with a group of Grade 3 students, I did a quick intro on some coding concepts and then selected one of Kodable's easier activities to illustrate the concept (in this case looping). I had students explore for a few minutes, and then we stopped for a short discussion about how the loops functioned and where we can see loops in other devices/online activities the use.
My Take
Kodable is pretty thorough and is a good entry point for students (and for their teachers who may not know where to start teaching this big thing everyone calls 'coding'). It offers lessons that you can select or a very extensive progression.