Teacher Review for Code.org

Code.org is a great program on introducing computer programming to all students. I had the opportunity to host an event at my school and my teachers were able to engage and learn on how to begin a coding program at their school.

Veronica B.
Media specialist/librarian
Gutierrez Middle School
Harlingen, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My teachers use it to have their students design storyboards using algorithms. Students were engaged because we were able to pair them up for pair programming and they were able to visualize their final product. Code.org provides a visual to students' error and supports their work when a difficult stage occurs.
My Take
I believe code.org is a great tool for all students. My bilingual teachers are able to use the tool using the Spanish language. Differentiation instruction can be applied and teachers are able to facilitate their students while they complete a tutorial and then apply. I even used the tool with my teachers in having them create a short storyboard after completing a tutorial course. They were excited and engaged throughout the process and realized how effective the tool was in promoting student's creative and critical thinking.