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..
|Age Range||5-7, 8-10, 0-4|
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.
codeSpark Academy Pricing
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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.
codeSpark offers an engaging product for practising coding. The player needs to be active to pass the levels and to proceed within the game.
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.
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.
The users play the game individually but they can create levels for other players.
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.
- Practicing to look things from different perspectives
- Developing problem solving skills
- Creating requirements for creative thinking
- Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
- Practicing persistent working
- Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
- Using technology resources for problem solving
- 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 computational thinking
- Practicing creative computing
- Practicing to create sequences
- Understanding the meaning of conditionals in programming
- Understanding the concept of loops
- Understanding what algorithms are and how they can be used
- Connecting programming to mathematics.
- Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
- Practicing to notice causal connections
- Learning to build information on top of previously learned
- Learning to combine information to find new innovations
- Encouraging the growth of positive self-image