Teacher Review For LearnStreet

Great site to get started with JavaScript, Python, and Ruby programming languages.

Joanna S.
Technology coordinator
Dike-New Hartford High School
Dike, IA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use LearnStreet to help students that are interested in programming get a head start. Even students as young as grade 5 were able to use LearnStreet. Since we do not have a formal programming class, I set up an interest group on Edmodo. I can send and monitor LearnStreet lessons to individual students or the entire group as LearnStreet is an app synced with the Edmodo platform. (Note: A teacher does not have to be an Edmodo user to use LearnStreet. In our case, Edmodo helped with classroom management.) I found that students were encouraged by LearnStreet as they can earn achievements and badges along the way. LearnStreet gave the students a good base, but when they progressed beyond LearnStreet and attempted to design a game, they needed extra resources and support.
My Take
Many students would like to learn how to program but do not have teachers with the requisite knowledge to help them. LearnStreet is a free platform where teachers can create classes and assign students lessons and projects to learn JavaScript (an industry standard), Python, and Ruby programming languages. With step-by-step tutorials, students can progress at their own pace. Because it is online, students can also work during their free time. As a teacher who is also learning to program, LearnStreet has better helped me explain programming concepts. I am learning with and from my students as well.