Teacher Review for Code.org

Coding that encourages critical thinking

Kim G.
Media specialist/librarian
Lexington High School
LEXINGTON, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I first used Code.org during the Hour of Code while pairing students in groups of two. My students absolutely loved it and I loved watching them work together to solve challenges.
My Take
Code.org is free and without advertisements or requests to purchase additional content. It teaches coding to students, beginning at the pre-reader stage. There are unplugged activities provided to bridge the plugged activities, so students gain a deeper understanding of the coding concepts.