Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution

Recognizes the best educational solution or platform that teaches students coding and computational skills, logic, problem solving, computer science, and algorithmic thinking. Solutions may include programming language platforms, robotics and coding courses, not excluding hardware options or a blend of hardware and software. Solutions should allow students to think creatively, reason systematically, work collaboratively and share their creations with others.

STEMscopes™ Coding - Accelerate Learning

The best way to learn coding is by diving in and writing real code. With STEMscopes Coding, K-12 educators can bring coding into every classroom — with no prior coding experience required. Powered by Bitsbox, STEMscopes Coding teaches students how to design and build apps to share on any device. Unlike other coding programs that simulate the process with block-based learning, STEMscopes Coding allows students to type their JavaScript code for a hands-on, personalized experience. They can create their own games, simulations, and storytelling apps with graphics, animation, interactivity, and sound. STEMscopes Coding features three types of projects: App, How Do I, and Challenge. App projects provide an example of the code while students follow along. How Do I projects walk students through a task. Challenge projects allow them to use their newly learned knowledge to write their own code. Each open-ended project includes standards-aligned lessons for computer science, science, English language arts, or math, making it easier for teachers to find time for coding in the curriculum. STEMscopes Coding provides embedded support and resources to help teachers teach coding with confidence. It is based on the IDEA lesson model, which provides a constructivist pedagogy and facilitation to guide teachers through instruction. While lessons and key concept moments are provided, students can also code apps independently or as an at-home project.

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    CoderZ - Intelitek

    CoderZ is a powerful, self-paced virtual learning platform that designed to teach students valuable principles of coding, robotics and computational skills through the engaging and challenging context of robotics. As a cloud-based robotics and computer science program, CoderZ delivers four engaging courses for school and districts to choose from – each uniquely designed to ignite students’ passion for STEM concepts and provide authentic learning opportunities to increase interest and engagement. Teachers, no matter their expertise, report ease-of use with an intuitive web-based platform and content framework complete with training resources that includes lessons that are aligned with CSTA and NGSS standards, along with dozens of courses, tutorials, challenges’, and webinars to support professional development. The class management feature provides statistics per student and per class to see how students are progressing. CoderZ was selected as an ‘Education Solutions: Greatest Growth Potential Awardee’ recognizing the depth and scope of this computational skills program. And it’s not just us touting the strength of this program, in 2017, a colleague brought us CoderZ and said, "You really need to see this. We logged in, played around with the platform, and really liked it. It helped build out our STEM program and gave students hands-on experience with robotics, coding, and computing - Nikki Meador is College, Career, & Equity Unit, CTE Project Facilitator for Clark County."

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