Teacher Review For Code.org

Everyone needs to do an hour of code!

Elizabeth K.
Media specialist/librarian
York Elementary School
York, NE
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
I used this website with kindergarten through fifth grade to do the December 8-12th Hour of Code. The students had no trouble staying focused for an hour because they were so interested in passing the levels. It was a Frozen theme! It was complicated for kindergarten but when they worked with partners and asked questions they were able to pass the first few levels. I had many students who passed the hour of code in less then an hour!
My Take
This is a great website for coding. There are three different log in options for students, using pictures, secret words, and emails, making it much easier for all ages of students to log in. The main lesson page was confusing for students because they had a hard time finding which lesson they left off on. The website does save their progress, which is great if you can get student working for a few minutes at a time.