Teacher Review for Showing Evidence Tool

AMAZING way to connect programming to in action app development!

Julie Y.
Classroom teacher
South Portland High School
South Portland, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Students in my classes use this program to code HTML5 apps and test them directly onto their many devices. It works with a lot of teacher prep regarding coding and design. It's not something someone can open up with no experience and start coding in right away. I also combine it with Dreamweaver, as the HTML editor can be a bit tricky at times when just editing basic pages. Overall: it's an amazing tool with some great libraries available as well as some simple, but complex, templates students can learn from. It's an easy way to help students say/think: "oh! this program WORKS and is ON MY PHONE/IPAD immediately to test! NICE!"
My Take
I love that it allows students to test their projects right away. The libraries they have chosen are common with lots of online support available. The trick is figuring out which library and working with one or two versus the several options they give you. Honestly: just having it be an HTML5 and JAVA editor is enough, but what they give you on top of that is pretty amazing! It's definitely a more advanced program. If someone wanted to code with ELL, Low Literacy, or Special Needs I would recommend something like Hopscotch or Scratch.