Learning to code is establishing itself as more than a mere trend expanding rapidly around the world. Today, coding is a critical part of the K-12 curriculum. Code literacy is considered essential not only for future software engineers, but for many other occupations a well. Students learning to code not only develop of algorithmic thinking as a basis for problem solving, but also computational thinking skills. This type of thinking is a crucial enabler for obtaining important 21st century skills.
Coding Adventure is an educational game-based environment where students learn to code in a real programming language called CoffeeScript. Coding Adventure fosters the development of executive functioning skills, such as problem solving and planning as well as geometric and mathematical thinking - all through a fun game where students help a monkey catch the bananas that the gorilla stole.
Along the way, students learn universal coding concepts such as statements & arguments, objects, loops, variables, arrays, functions,conditions and boolean logic that then pave the way for them to easily learn other computer languages.
Teachers are not required to have any programming experience. Through CodeMonkey’s online or offline personal training, teachers obtain all they need to successfully start teaching their students Coding Adventure. The product also includes detailed lesson plans and video tutorials. Teachers gain exclusive access to their Classroom Dashboard, where they can track student progress, achievements, grade automatically as well as display student solutions for class discussion.
Coding Adventure starts with a linear pathway of challenges. In the challenges, students program a monkey to catch all the bananas on the screen. Each solution is checked and graded automatically. Students receive personalized instructions and adaptive hints that help them advance at an individual pace and improve their scores. This feature of the platform renders it appropriate for a broad range of levels and learning styles.
CodeMonkey’s award-winning Coding Adventure provides schools with the advantage of offering students the most cutting-edge computer programming education. Coding Adventure has been used by millions of students, and continues to be chosen by districts, governments and thousands of schools worldwide.
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