Teacher Review for Kodable

Engaging for my K-5 digital literacy classes. Good tutorial and educator support videos on YouTube. Students learn basic coding concepts in gamified fashion.

Gary B.
Classroom teacher
El Camino Real Academy
Santa Fe, United States
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My Subjects English-Language Learning
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 Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have used Kodable with classes for a few years, but introduced it this year to about 300 students for Hour of Code week. It was easy to set up individual classes to view progress and most students had little difficulty accessing the product.
My Take
I have personally gotten through Smeeborg and Asteroidia, and am working through Bug World. I don't really understand some of the concepts being introduced, but can figure out how to complete the levels. This is a good tool for introducing the concepts and maybe somewhere in the app there is more in depth discussion of coding aspects. As is it keeps most kids' interest for on-going practice.