Teacher Review for Code.org

Differentiated Coding

Bonnie N.
Technology coordinator
Deshler High School
Deshler, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My students are using code.org at their own pace. They are working through course 2 and are loving every minute of it. They are excited every time they move on and love the creation processes. We struggled getting started and trying to keep everyone on the same lesson. I finally decided to let go of the reigns and let them learn at their own pace.
My Take
I have a great class to try this with. This has been a great teaching tool. We just need to decide a route to follow. I am wondering if I should let them decide what to do when they are done with course 2 work. Let them make an app if that is what they want, let them learn the java code if that is the next step they want to pursue. Code.org has a great way of pulling my kids attention and continues to challenge them. I see this as a great way to begin our robotics and technology club.