Teacher Review for Code.org

Excellent introduction to coding simple enough for elementary students

Jenny O.
Classroom teacher
A.D. Henderson University School
Boca Raton, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
We used this site for "Hour of Code" during Computer Science week in December. It was a huge it! The students were able to watch the videos and explore in order to learn coding. My first graders needed a bit more guidance, but they loved the challenge and still ask to play almost a year later! It is good for student directed learning and was a wonderful distraction in December for Hour of Code. The free certificates were motivating for my students.
My Take
I think this is a wonderful free tool that can be a great starting point for those interested in coding. The videos of famous people and the Angry Birds/Plants vs Zombies are highly motivating. I also like the additional resources available for students who move beyond the basic course. This has been added to my list of "must do" activities and is a resource worth checking out.