Teacher Review for Code.org

Great critical thinking model that draws kids in like video games.

Tiffany M.
Classroom teacher
Southwest High School
Jacksonville, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
How I Use It
At the elementary age, I think it would be great for all kids to be exposed to it. My son used it in Kindergarten and loved it. I think as the kids get older and approach the high school level, it would be better for the academically gifted kids to use as a challenge and for those that might pursue a degree in computer programming.
My Take
I know the video game aspect and characters draw attention, but I am not sure that the students actually grasp the concepts that are being taught. I feel that it would be better if it was related more to real-world applications.