Teacher Review For Code.org

The easiest way to introduce your students to coding

Niamh G.
Director of Instructional Technology
NYC DOE Affinity Field Support Center
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 1
Support 3
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
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used code.org mainly as an easy introduction to coding for my high school students. It is however, much more suited to the younger age group. The minecraft hour of code was a particular success with my students, as most were familiar with the game.
My Take
This is a good tool for exposing younger age groups to coding and creating an interest around programming and computing as a whole. However, for teaching real coding and commands this is not suitable. But for younger ages groups, it is an excellent first exposure to the world of coding.