Teacher Review for Code.org

Great Introduction to Coding

Michael H.
Classroom teacher
Thorne Middle School
Port Monmouth, United States
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My Subjects Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this product as a way to introduce students to coding and develop the necessary skills students would need in order to create an educational game that they could then have their peers play and learn from. The gradual steps to developing their coding skills worked very well, it was mainly a simple drag and drop of code lines in the correct order.
My Take
I really liked this product and how it taught coding to students who had no experience with it prior. I preferred the apps in code.org that also incorporated typing the code rather than just dragging and dropping. It served my kids and my teaching by allowing them to create a game that is highly engaging but requires them to incorporate learning objectives into their game so that they are thinking and learning while having fun.