Teacher Review For Codecademy

Great way for students to be introduced to coding.

Ellen S.
Media specialist/librarian
Sullivan County Elementary School
Laporte, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it for getting my students involved in our local computer fair. One field they may enter is programming. It's a good introductory start that's more involved than the entry level sites like Scratch or Stencyl. Students must be able to read well and be somewhat good spellers or be able to use spell check.
My Take
This is a great tool for teaching basic programming. It does require good reading skills and writing skills and the ability to follow a format. It's a nice way to prepare students to enter the computer field and explore technology further.