We have been using Codecademy at Snowsfields Primary for over a year now, and have recently adopted the lessons as part our of Year 6 computing curriculum. With the lesson slides, quizzes and practice exercises that accompany the interactive Codecademy courses, I am now more able to pitch the work to a wider audience of children. The materials are fantastic, easy to use and make my life as a teacher much easier. And the students love it!
I have used the learning tracks for a while and am pleased with the standard. I've also created lessons for the site as well, so the ability to upload and create resources for your own classes is fantastic! Add to that the recently created teacher slides and other materials (that follow the UK curriculum) into the mix and you have an unbeatable source for learning.
We've been using these resources as part of an internal pilot of the new Computing Curriculum a year early, and the presentation slides have been a valuable ‘leap off’ point for staff teaching children of a wide variety of abilities. The buzz when a group are trying a Codecademy course for the first time is really something – and encourages both individual effort and group support: they ask each other, share ideas, develop a thought and theme. It is a delight to watch!