Teacher Review For Code.org

Great step off point to learn Coding

Donna S.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Great with General
How I Use It
I used this product during the Hour of Code and for the month that followed. Students enjoyed choosing their own activities. At the end of each class the students did a reflection paragraph about what they learned. These paragraphs were put together to form a reflection paper. The "art" images were embedded into the student portfolios. At the end of the unit students had a very basic knowledge of coding. During this time a local Computer Science professor and her students came to speak to the students about a career in computer science.
My Take
Students worked as experts to help others over rough spots. They were excited to see what they had created. This was such a motivating and rewarding experience for the students.