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.
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.