Teacher Review for Code.org

Engaging, fun way to teach students coding basics.

Dov H.
Technology coordinator
Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey
River Edge, United States
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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
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have my 6th-grade students enter my class using a link to follow to join my class that I can track and manage progress. Students are given a project course to work on that the teacher assigns. Students work at their own pace designing code using age appropriate, yet kid-friendly, coding blocks. Videos and hints are given, both as introductions to new concepts, as well as to help out struggling students.
My Take
This is a wonderful tool that is captivating and engaging and is very useful in the classroom to teach the foundations of computer science programming. The ability to track and manage is a wonderful addition and code.org has brought programming into the education forefront. Sometimes the hints can be misleading and further confuse students who are looking for help in progressing. Added hints and more relevant ones would make this even better than it already is.