Coding websites that will help you teach your students to code:
The new Ontario Math Curriculum comes with quite a few changes. Coding is one of the big ones. Many teachers are worried about how they will teach their students to code… but with all these amazing coding websites, I think we have very little to worry about. Here are a few coding websites you can add to your teacher toolkit!
The Code Mobile
- This coding website offers in-person learning as well as online classes.
- There is a wide range of free lesson plans on their website.
Kids Code Jeunesse
- Canadian coding website that encourages children of all ages to code.
- You can stream free content online.
- In-person events are run by volunteers.
- Students can experience hands-on learning in any place and at any pace!
- Teachers can also learn to code so that they can support their students.
- A coding website for all ages (K-12, including teachers 😉)
- Learn how to code for free.
- Offers a wide selection of coding games and tutorials.
- Students can bring their crafts to life.
- This website is also available as an app on Android and Apple devices.
- Allows students the ability to capture objects around them, run code, and use their objects in the stories they create.
- Develops computational thinking.
TVO Teach Ontario
- Provides free activities for students to practice their coding and computer skills.
- Various levels of difficulty make it easy to differentiate instruction.
- Along with online activities, this site offers creative ways to practise coding skills offline (e.g., using dice games).
Minecraft Education Edition
- Students create and build code in Minecraft in this “Education Edition”!
- Encourages collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving.
- This one is not a coding website, BUT it is worth taking note of. It is a free app for Apple users.
- Uses games to teach students the basics of coding.
- Engages students through the use of games.
- Students have the ability to create, run, and test their codes.