Teacher Review For Codecademy

Are Your Students Ready for the 22nd Century?

Cindy E.
Technology coordinator
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
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
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This site provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop strong problem-solving skills while learning some basic programming languages. This is a self-paced process that can be choice-driven independent learning or guided by the teacher for the entire class.
My Take
I thought this was an excellent tool and doesn't require the teacher to know anything about programming. The instructions are good. I would like there to be embedded text-to-speech options however. This site goes very well with CODE.org.