Teacher Review For Code.org

Higher-order thinking comes from coding...

Melissa M.
Computer and Science Teacher (Cluster)
P.S. 69 Daniel D Tompkins
Staten Island, NY
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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 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 Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I introduced coding using code.org with my first and second graders. The vocabulary is rich and was enforced by me throughout the program. Modeling with the hands-on resources is a must and makes independent work easier.
My Take
This was one of the best resources for improving concentration, critical thinking and higher-order logic. The algorithms progress nicely and challenge at just the right scaffolding levels.