Teacher Review For Code.org

Code.org is a great way to engage students in coding. It is easy to learn, and they use things that the kids LOVE and I do too!

Andrea T.
Microsoft IT Educator
Greeneville Middle School
Greeneville, TN
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
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
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I always participate in the Hour of Code every year. I use Code.org to introduce my students to coding for computers because it offers beginning coding through more advanced coding. Code.org generates a class code that I provide to the students and they enter it when they create their accounts. I have my students all use a formatted username and password so that they don't forget it. The site makes it easy to track student participation and progress. Students are able to choose which program they would like to code whether it be with Frozen or Star Wars, so they are really engaged in the lesson. If they get bored, they have other options to try. If they finish early, they have the ability to move on to another choice also.
My Take
I believe that Code.org is a great way to introduce students to coding. It gives them choices about which program they would like to learn to code through, and it will give them "hints" if they struggle with any portion of the coding process. I would recommend Code.org to anyone who would like to expose their students to computer coding or would like to see what coding is all about themselves.