Codesters Takes Coding In School Quite A Few Steps Further
There isn’t any shortage of companies trying to teach students to code. Many of them are project based or wrapped up in block coding languages like Scratch. While those may be the perfect platform for elementary schools, Codesters, is geared towards middle school. In fact, they hope to one day be in every middle school in the country.
Coding is becoming as fundamental as reading, language arts, science, social studies and math. When today’s kindergartners graduate in 2030, coding will be a requirement for more than half of the jobs available.
Educators are also starting to realize that teaching coding goes well beyond computer programming. Coding encompasses more than just one letter in STEM/STEAM. It’s the fusion of science, engineering technology and math and on some levels art as well. Coding is also one of the best ways to teach critical thinking skills and problem solving.
Codesters realizes that. They also know that unlike other mainstay subjects, coding can create a sense of pride in students never seen before. After a long coding project when students complete a game, a program or a digital design, there’s a sense of accomplishment you just don’t get when you receive an A on a math test.
One of the things that sets Codesters apart from other coding platforms designed for kids is that it’s based on the text based language Python. When first introduced, Python was one of those languages that you had to have three advanced degrees in computer science to understand. Now, companies like Codesters have 12 year olds doing it.
Codesters is a classroom friendly application designed specifically to teach Python to middle schoolers. Their engaging platform allows kids to create anything they can imagine with graphics, animation, interactive elements and even a physics engine. Some of the things kids are creating with Codesters would rival even experienced software developers.
Codesters was specifically created for the classroom so they’ve baked in a learning management system (LMS), that helps give students automated feedback and even assessments. Codesters features a built out curriculum and even aligns with middle school common core math in the areas of statistics, probability and geometry.
With Codesters your students will improve their math outcomes while also learning to code.
You can check out Codesters in person at FETC 2018 in Orlando Florida, January 23-26th, booth #247 and find them online at codesters.com