Teacher Review For Code.org

Easy to use great tutorials gets students of all ages and abilities excited about coding.

Darren H.
Classroom teacher
Lexington Public Schools
Lexington, NE
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My Grades 7
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
I used this with students in 6th-8th grade to introduce coding. I used it as a self paced student activity as students followed the tutorials and completed the tasks. The tutorials were outstanding and easy to follow. My students were engaged and learned the basics of coding. I had a few students that were ready to move past the tutorials and start coding on their own. This site didn't allow those students to create their own projects with their own code.
My Take
I use Code.org because it provides a learning environment for all ages and for all learning abilities within a classroom. With the self-paced lessons it allows students to move at their pace keeping them engaged and allowing me as a teacher to help students without slowing the pace of other students.