Teacher Review for Code.org

I love code.org! This is a great way to introduce students to programming.

Celine P.
Technology coordinator
Horizon Middle School
Aurora, CO
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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 Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Currently we are using this in our 8th period class which is designed for enrichment, interventions and extended learning opportunities. Students are able to work individually at their own pace, but students who are able to move through the material quickly are more than willing to help students who are struggling a bit.
My Take
I think this is a great tool. Teachers love how easy it is to implement. It is very engaging for the kids. One kid told me, "It teaches you how to create a game by making you play a game." The videos are also interesting, informative and relevant. Kids enjoy getting advice from experts in the field.