Teacher Review For Codecademy

A great start to teaching programming, but will require your guidance for best effect.

Alexander F.
Classroom teacher
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Why make up your own problem sets for programming, when students can jump on Codeacademy and practice there. The lessons are sequenced well and full of hints to help move students along. I used it to supplement a project where we designed our own apps.
My Take
Don't leave the teaching to webtools, but do use this for extending practice and as a reference for learners. The codebit feature is terrific because it allows students to create mockups of their web designs and easily share them with each other and with you.