Teacher Review For Codecademy

Good resource for the student coder or computer science teacher.

Jeff B.
Classroom teacher
Mountain Valley High School
Rumford, ME
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
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
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I have used this site to offer extended learning opportunities for students interested in all kinds of coding from HTML to PHP and JavaScript. The teacher tracking feature allows you to see what lessons and tutorials students have finished. The tips and hints are helpful to get students back on track if they get lost.
My Take
This site is extensive and has a steep learning curve. It is not particularly good to "hook" students on coding, I would recommend other sites for that. If a student is motivated and wants to learn, this certainly has in depth knowledge and tutorials for a variety of languages. Though students can go back and repeat lessons for review, the site does not often ask students to reuse skills once they have been covered initially. This would best be used when paired with an authentic assessment like building a webpage for a class or community group. In short this site is great for learning the what and how, but the instructor is important in determining the why.