Teacher Review for CodeMonkey

Code Monkey is perfect Bridge

Terri F.
Technology coordinator
Castleberry Independent School District
River Oaks, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this in my after school clubs. We have 12 weeks of Code.Org per grade level and this expands upon what they learn in Code.Org and makes a bridge between block coding, such as blockly and writing code as they get older. This program starts out easy and gets more difficult. There are specific lessons teachers can walk through with students and it allows you to lock the students out while you are teaching (so they are paying attention to the instruction!) I would recommend it, it does cost, but it is worth it if you are using it daily or weekly.
My Take
I love the lessons that I can teach the kids! I can see who is going ahead and who is behind. I can stop them if they are getting too far ahead! It makes life easier for the teacher and the kids. There are lots of add ons and this is also part of hour of code.