Teacher Review For Code.org

Coding for All!

Erica K.
Classroom teacher
Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School
Point Pleasant, NJ
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Great with General
How I Use It
After learning about the field of computer science and computer programming I love to have students use the hour of code page on this website. We watch the introductory video on code.org which is found on the "Inspire Students" page and then we explore the coding activities. The students especially like the angry birds activity.
My Take
My students always find this website really fun and it keeps them fully engaged. It's important for the teacher to review the coding activities beforehand so that they can readily and easily help guide the students as they complete the exercise. Some of the repeat loops and conditionals are challenging for students to figure out on their own which is also the nice part about this website because you can encourage a community of learners by working with the students to figure out the code.