Teacher Review For Codecademy

I used this to review what I had taught and students loved it.

Kathleen W.
Classroom teacher
Hillcrest High School
Dallas, TX
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
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
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I used it for an end of the year review, and to give my more advanced students more things to learn. Some of them went out to learn Python. This year I am letting my Games Design class use it from the beginning of the school year. However, I'm not bailing them out like I did last year.
My Take
It was frustrating because the students felt that it was new and excitng, especially HTML when I had already taught these skills in class. They really loved the badges. They did get frustrated quickly and didn't want to go into the forums to get help when they couldn't solve an exercise. Many of them, especially learners of other languages would sit at the screen and stare at it until I bailed them out.