This week students began using Code.org to learn computer science with drag and drop programming! This isn't the first time for most of my students. We participated in the Hour of Code challenge last year. But since the last time we looked in on code.org, they created an elementary self-paced course that teaches repeat-loops, conditionals and basic algorithms involved in coding! These lessons take students into greater depth than we covered last year! I am so excited for them to get started!
What makes the code.org lessons so exciting is how much fun students have learning at their own pace! The new course has a teacher dashboard that gives me the opportunity to follow student progress. Creating classses and student accounts is also really easy! Each student is given two secret words that they use to get into their lessons.
Thanks to Code.org for the inspiration and this quality educational tool!!