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codeSpark Academy

codeSpark Academy

codeSpark Academy

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What is codeSpark Academy?

codeSpark Academy is a FREE learn to code platform for K-5, complete with curriculum. Our "no words" interface makes it highly accessible. Kids are able to design and create their own video games and interactive stories..

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25.
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 0-4
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Requirements
Teachers need to set up a free teacher account and classroom at dashboard.codespark.com. From the dashboard teachers will be able to generate a classroom code that makes it easy for students to login on tablets, Chromebooks, PCs or Macs. Once a student has logged in on a device, all of the student profiles for that class will be available and will be tracked in the teacher dashboard.
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Pedagogy

Certified by Education Alliance Finland

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
codeSpark offers an engaging product for practising coding. The player needs to be active to pass the levels and to proceed within the game.
Rehearse
Construct
The game doesn’t require any previous specific knowledge. It is built so that the players practice with ready-made levels in the beginning. After they've learned the basic concept of programming, they can apply the knowledge gained in the previous levels and build their own.
Linear
Non-linear/Creative
The game play is optimised because the player can’t progress to the more difficult levels before passing the easier ones. The Design and Code section offers players the possibility to develop creativity and create their own levels.
Individual
Collaborative
The users play the game individually but they can create levels for other players.

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.

  • Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
  • Learning to combine information to find new innovations
  • Learning to build information on top of previously learned
  • Practicing to notice causal connections
  • Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
  • Connecting programming to mathematics.
  • Understanding what algorithms are and how they can be used
  • Understanding the concept of loops
  • Understanding the meaning of conditionals in programming
  • Practicing to create sequences
  • Practicing creative computing
  • Practicing computational thinking
  • Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
  • Practicing logical reasoning, algorithms and programming through making
  • Understanding technological system operations through making
  • Using technology resources for problem solving
  • Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
  • Practicing persistent working
  • Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
  • Creating requirements for creative thinking
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Practicing to look things from different perspectives
codeSpark Academy Categories
#63 in Computing
Last updated 29th June 2022
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