I was introduced to code.org earlier this year. It is a great tool to encourage problem solving skills for students. It has also proved very effective in my tutoring sessions. Students really react well to it as it feels like they are just playing a game, when in reality they are developing crucial problem solving skills – used all through life. I have never been too good at computer science but code.org makes it easy and accessible for even those of us who never thought we’d understand computers. One student I tutor loved it so much he was trying to get his mom to call me on the weekend because he wanted to do more coding. It helped me connect to him and we built a strong tutor-student relationship because of code.org.
Here’s a link to our bounce game: