Teacher Review For CodeHS

If you don't have a background in coding, but want your students to learn it, this is the site for you!

Jordan O.
Classroom teacher
Wyoming Girl's School
Sheridan, WY
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My Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies, Health & Wellness
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
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
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
My students have been using CodeHS for computer science class. It is very user-friendly, and you don't have to have a computer science background to use it. One thing to be aware of is if your school does not have access to YouTube, you may not be able to view the videos. If you can view the videos, they are easy to follow and full of information.
My Take
Being that I do not have a background in computer science, I have given CodeHS a try. It allows me to learn right alongside my students. My students love coding, and love being able to control Karel. As mentioned previously, if you have YouTube blocked, you may have problems with the videos. Overall, a great coding tool