Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
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Anytime my students have free time, I tell them to log into Code.org and start coding. This is a wonderful coding program because the students are able to select from a variety of activities. In addition, the students are able to work at their own pace. The only drawback to Code.Org may be that without supervision, the students may select activities at random instead of following the scaffolded curriculum designed by the company. I encourage other teachers at my school to have the students utilize this program. In my book, it is one of the best coding programs on the market and best of all it is free. What more could you ask for?
Code.org allows learns of various ages and ability levels to learn the basics of computer programming, with both plugged and unplugged activities. There is a variety of activities, mainly for intermediate age students. They use Blockly which is easy for students to understand and use. However, their is limited repetition on some concepts making it more difficult for some students.