Teacher Review For Code.org

Great Coding!

Chrissy G.
Classroom teacher
PS 176, Brooklyn, New York
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use code.org in class to show how computer programmers build games. I use this during my technology center time. I like the way they show students an introduction video about coding and how to use it. It's nice that it has the option to show you the real java script of coding underneath the "kid friendly" coding. It has self guided tutorials for the students. It has games for both boys and girls. It gives them the option of coding frozen, minecraft, angry birds, start wars, etc. The students were very much engaged in the program.
My Take
My overall opinion about code.org is that it's a great way to learn how computer programmers build games. It is a nice way to introduce computer science to students. I like that it gives you different games to build and also gives you the option to build your own game. It could serve kids better by learning about computer science and getting the students engaged and interested in computer science.