Excellent introduction to coding.

Submitted 4 years ago
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My Take

I really liked that it was text based as opposed to the block dragging code offered by other programs. It was like coding with training wheels because they had to learn to "debug" and think about program flow. I really liked that it has the graphical library that allows the students to easily build and visualize abstract code.

How I Use It

I have used this program to teach the basics of coding, specifically with the python programming language. I also use it to incorporate my science curriculum by having the students use the "create" project to produce a story that is relevant to the content we are studying. For example we discussed cyber bullying and they created an interactive story about students discussing cyber bullying. What didn't work was that some students put in minimal effort just to finish the project, and because of time constraints we couldn't spend longer improving the project.