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What is CodeMonkey?

CodeMonkey is a fun, educational game-based environment where kids learn to code without any prior experience.

Through its award-winning courses, over 10 million students learn how to code with standards aligned content that teachers real programming languages and coding skills, as well as computational thinking, collaboration, reasoning and logic.

CodeMonkey offers an engaging and enjoyable curriculum for schools, after-school clubs and camps as well as self-paced online courses to learn coding at home.

CodeMonkey’s Classroom Dashboard allows you to effortlessly manage your students and comes equipped with student solutions, automatic grading and curriculum management tools.

Educational Impact

build student knowledge
94%
reduce teacher workload
81%
improve teaching efficiency
80%
improve school processes
67%
CompanyHQ Location: United States
Founded: 2014
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13
FeaturesClassroom ManagementStandards Aligned ContentSelf-paced Online CoursesGame-based Environment
LanguagesEnglish
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - Chromebook

Desktop/laptop with access to the Internet.

Set Up

The product doesn't require any setup, you can start using it right after sign up.

TrainingWebinarsDocumentationVideos

CodeMonkey’s free webinars, video tutorials, MOOC course and full-time PD staff will guide you every step of the way. There is also an online help center. Webinars and online product demos. How-to videos.

Home LearningParent Access

Parents can create the account.

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Parent subscriptions do not support adding more than one child. For 1-3 children, consider purchasing the home-school subscription.

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Pricing Plans

Free TrialPaid Subscription

CodeMonkey pricing starts from $6 / month

Teacher, school and district pricing provided upon request.

Home plans start from $6/month.

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CodeMonkey Reviews

4.6 out of 5

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CodeMonkey has collected 5 reviews in the past 6 months

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Toni

Robotics Teacher

Massillon Intermediate and Junior High School, United States of America

Used CodeMonkey daily for 3-4 years

Feb 2024

It is so beneficial to our students. They are getting exposure to jobs that utilize coding and programming at the middle school level. It also helps them choose a path for high school. My former students come back to visit and tell me that they are going into college fields that are robotics related, because of my class in middle school.

Toni found CodeMonkey:
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
    My Robotics students use Code Monkey and Lego Mindstorms. Once their robot is programmed and they are ready for me to grade it, they are working on the assigned Code Monkey lessons while they wait their turn.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Code Monkey supports Lego Mindstorms. The kids get extra practice using the same type of commands. For instance, before I knew about Code Monkey, my students didn't get as much exposure to loops, unless it was part of my lesson. Now, they get a lot of practice using loops. So, they use it more with their projects.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    I am the only teacher in the district that uses Code Monkey, at this time. I found it during the pandemic because we weren't allowed to use the kits and robots. I absolutely love it. Since then, I have begged for my district to purchase a site license. And, for the last 2 years, they have. Now, I love it even more. The license has more lessons than the 30-day trial does. It's amazing!
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    As mentioned before, it really supports our Lego Mindstorms programming. I've been teaching Robotics for the last 9 years. The kids understand the coding language so much better since I've incorporated Code Monkey into our daily plans.
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Tasha

Coordinator

Virginia Beach City Public Schools, United States of America

Used CodeMonkey occasionally for 4-6 months

Feb 2024

Code Monkey offers a variety of engaging activities for every skill level. Students are able to work at their own pace to complete the lessons and they receive immediate feedback and support as they progress through the activities. Teachers are provided lesson plans and slides that can be used during instruction. This valuable resource allows teachers to spend more time working with their students or brushing up on their own coding skills.

Tasha found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Teachers are able to differentiate
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Code Monkey allows teachers to differentiate the assignments without the need to find a separate coding program for students at various skill levels.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students are able to receive valuable feedback and support as they progress through the lessons. The skills are presented in a fun, engaging way that keeps the students' attention. The lessons get progressively harder as the students work through the levels.
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Eugenia

Parent

Private Primary School SCHOOL LIKE HOME, Poland

Used CodeMonkey weekly for 0–3 months

Jan 2024

I like that my kid is playing, not studing ;) and she asks me to turn on the laptop to learn, I don't insist.

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Johannes

Parent

ALASCA (Amsterdam Liberal Arts & Sciences Academie), Netherlands

Used CodeMonkey occasionally for 0–3 months

Nov 2023

Great gamification, the kids love it

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Boseok hur

Work

Gyeonggi Regional Campus, Korea National Open University(KNOU), Korea, Republic of

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Oct 2023

Boseok hur found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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ayal

Parent

קציני ים עכו - בית הספר הימי לפיקוד ולמנהיגות, Israel

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Aug 2023

let us start with a small comparison, take codeCombat. my kids loved it much more than your plan to teach programming. In your courses, I first was comfused how to begin, as in CodeCombat you get a game that develops as you go- here you end a session and move to another one, my kids didn't like that...

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Austin

Parent

United States of America

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Jun 2023

the progress dashboard is good, but I'd like better access to the actual content/concepts. If I want to see what's being taught, and how, I have to watch over my child's shoulder, or use their account

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Jack

Parent

Netherlands

Used CodeMonkey weekly for 0–3 months

Apr 2023

My son loves it. Although reasonbly fast the difficulty rises and kids can get lost in the many stuff they learn.

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Bal

Mom/Homeschool teachet

Aloha 'Aina Homeschool, United States of America

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Apr 2023

Child loves it and it meets the criteria we had in mind.

Bal found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Lena

Data Scientist

Broadbeach State School, Australia

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Apr 2023

My son is completely immersed in the experience of coding with CodeMonkey! He developed new skillset within hours of using this amazing platform.

Lena found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I am not a teacher but my son has been able to go thought the challenges without any help
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Yes, my son learnt to write code within hours
  • Significantly improves school processes
    My son is more confident during his computer class at school
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Yes, my son gained coding skills
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Kari Robinson

Registered nurse

coastal, United States of America

Used CodeMonkey weekly for 0–3 months

Mar 2023

The program glitches quite a bit

Kari Robinson found CodeMonkey:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    More work as I need to read the instructions but worth the time
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    N/a
  • Slightly improves school processes
    N/a
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Yair Bar-Touv

Director at Clal Insurance and finance

Bikurim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Used CodeMonkey weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

In todays world, early knowldege of information techngology of any kind is a differntiating advantage

Yair Bar-Touv found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I am actualy the grand father to 2 twins 9 yres old. Doing this for fun and quality time with them
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Started with first grandsome. Seems to catch very quickly, but early stages yet
  • Significantly improves school processes
    too early to really say
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Creates good logic understanding and reduces future fear of technology career options
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Alexandra

UX Designer

Erlangen Mon, Germany

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

Because it delivers what it says it will.

Alexandra found CodeMonkey:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It makes the explanation clear for children so my work takes a shorter time.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Because of the clarity of the explanation it is much easier to teach.
  • Slightly improves school processes
    There are no such processes in the school.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They really understood the concept.
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Johnmary chidiebere

Gaming

Gaming Heist, Nigeria

Used CodeMonkey weekly for 4-6 months

Feb 2023

yes when students acquired knowledge playing codemonkey, they are upgrade on solving issues related to life puzzles

Johnmary chidiebere found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    teaching and coaching
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    chances to improve on quality teaching their students
  • Significantly improves school processes
    reading and writing other excises
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    wide knowledge for thinking
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Colton

Parent

United States of America

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

Fun and engaging while teaching real useful skills and training to think like a software developer.

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Piotr

Data scientist

Innsbruck Airport, Austria

Used CodeMonkey weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2023

It is a great tool to teach and learn programming. Yet interfaces in other languages than English and Russian would help kids speaking other languages to complete the challenges on their own. What about including a German user interface?

Piotr found CodeMonkey:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    E.g. language, my kid does not speak it yet
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves school processes
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Geometry (angles, distances), command of variables/equations
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Ms. Casillas

1st Grade Teacher

ICEF View Park Preparatory Middle School, United States of America

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Jan 2023

I like that I don't have to be a coding expert to use it. The solutions page allow me to help give my student hints for what he needs to do. It's also an investment in his future as a potential computer programmer, a job skill that will always be in high demand.

Ms. Casillas found CodeMonkey:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    There is a gifted child in my 1st grade class who I struggle to find enrichment opportunities for. Given his high reading ability and mathematic proficiency, coding has been a perfect way to fill his idle hours in the classroom and keep him out of trouble.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It keeps my gifted student motivated to finish his work on his own so he can get back to coding.
  • Slightly improves school processes
    If by "processes" you mean "transitions", then it's about the same. My gifted student is glued to his computer when it's time to go to recess or lunch and it's a struggle to get him out the door. However, this was the case even before I installed CodeMonkey.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    It goes into math concepts that haven't been covered in class yet, such as negative numbers, measuring, and multiplication.
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Alex Bold

QA Engineer

Ukraine

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Jan 2023

A lot of bugs

Alex Bold found CodeMonkey:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Nice graphical materials help me to explain theory to my child
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I can control overall progress and make further planning
  • Slightly improves school processes
    School is a school. Programming on CODEMONKEY is a facultative)
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
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Enkhtur Enkhbat

Senior Software Developer

Харуул алтай хотхон, Mongolia

Used CodeMonkey weekly for 0–3 months

Dec 2022

Code monkey teaches good knowledge of basic programming for my son

Enkhtur Enkhbat found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I'm parent, not teacher.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    not a teacher
  • Significantly improves school processes
    not a school, i'm teaching for my son
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    my son's logical thinking is very increased
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Quang H Phan

Mechanical Design Engineer

Vinschool Central Park, Viet Nam

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Nov 2022

CodeMonkey is good for all students from Grade 1 to 10 and it is also good for anyone who want to get some knowledge about programing.

Quang H Phan found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    each challenge help me and my son to understand step by step about programing
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Your explanation about The Until syntax is visual that my son now can deeply understand the Until syntax although he is just grade 3 !!
  • Significantly improves school processes
    in some challenges include the arithmetic sequence, it helps my son to understand more about his lesson at school
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    STEM challenge is wonderful
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Nicole

Mom

School of Hope, Canada

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Sep 2022

This program is easy to use and affordable. I like the videos and hints that help him along the way.

Nicole found CodeMonkey:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I cannot speak to workload. It is certainly teaching him things I cannot teach. I'm a homeschool mom. My son wants to learn to make his own videogame and that is why I found this program. He loves it.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    I cannot teach coding so this was the only way
  • Slightly improves school processes
    He looks forward to using the progam. He calls it his coding game
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    He is learning well and fast
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Constantin

Systems Administrator

Denton C of E Primary School, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Aug 2022

Constantin found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves school processes
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Christopher

investment

Truscott Street Public School, Australia

Used CodeMonkey daily for 5 years+

Jul 2022

because it is nice

Christopher found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    kids learn
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    geography impact
  • Significantly improves school processes
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  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Nino

IT manager

Jan Amos Komenski, Republic of North Macedonia

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

Jun 2022

Very sattisfied on how it impacts the kid, I'm already recommending it

Nino found CodeMonkey:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Kids can self-learn
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    The gradual pace of the learning leaves no gaps that I need to cover later
  • Slightly improves school processes
    N/A
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Knowledge increase in high pace
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Sergey

retired

Coulonge-sur-l'Autize, France

Used CodeMonkey daily for 0–3 months

May 2022

I like this programme

Sergey found CodeMonkey:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I don't know
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    don't know
  • Slightly improves school processes
    no comment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    no comment
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Certified Pedagogical Quality

Certified by Education Alliance Finland, 01/2018

EAF Evaluation is an academically-backed approach to evaluating the pedagogical design of a product. EAF evaluators assess the product using criteria that covers the most essential pedagogical aspects in the learning experience.
Passive
Active
All required actions direct the user to adopt more information and learn new skills that are determined by clear and meaningful learning goals.
Rehearse
Construct
The solution provides tutorials, well designed feedback and almost endless possibilities to learn through making.
Linear
Non-linear/Creative
The way the learning journey is designed is in an optimal balance between linearity and exploration.
Individual
Collaborative
Students can share their own games and creative outcomes which is crucial for keeping their motivation and willingness to learn high.

Learning goals

Certified by Education Alliance Finland

The supported learning goals are identified by mapping the product against the selected reference curriculum and soft skills definitions most relevant for the 21st century.

  • Design and iteratively develop programs that combine control structures, including nested loops and compound conditionals.
  • Describe choices made during program development using code comments, presentations, and demonstrations.
  • Test and debug (identify and fix errors) a program or algorithm to ensure it runs as intended.
  • Decompose (break down) problems into smaller, manageable subproblems to facilitate the program development process.
  • Create programs that use variables to store and modify data.
  • Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals.
  • Decompose (break down) the steps needed to solve a problem into a precise sequence of instructions.
  • Develop programs with sequences and simple loops, to express ideas or address a problem.
  • Debug (identify and fix) errors in an algorithm or program that includes sequences and simple loops.
  • Develop plans that describe a program’s sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology.
  • Develop and apply their analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills.
  • Use two or more programming languages, at least one of which is textual, to solve a variety of computational problems.
  • Undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices.
  • Understand simple Boolean logic and some of its uses in circuits and programming.
  • Understand several key algorithms that reflect computational thinking.
  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • Design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems.
  • Design and develop modular programs that use procedures or functions.
  • Create, re-use, revise and re-purpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability.
  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • Make appropriate use of data structures.
  • Learn to analyse problems in computational terms
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.
  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.
  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.
  • Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.
  • Create and debug simple programs.
  • Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
  • Learning to plan and organize work processes
  • Realizing the connection between subjects learned in free time and their impact to skills needed at worklife
  • Practicing to notice causal connections
  • Learning to build information on top of previously learned
  • Learning to combine information to find new innovations
  • Practicing to look things from different perspectives
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
  • Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
  • Practicing persistent working
  • Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
  • Understanding technological system operations through making
  • Practicing logical reasoning, algorithms and programming through making
  • Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
  • Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
  • Practising to understand visual concepts and shapes and observe their qualities
  • Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms

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