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CodeMonkeyCodeMonkey
CodeMonkey
by CodeMonkey Studios
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), High School (Grades 9-12), Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PRICING PLANS / License
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Online game that teaches computer programming to kids

Overview

SUMMARY

CodeMonkey is an online game for young students to learn coding. The game teaches coding through step-by-step tutorials within a number of levels. Parts of CodeMonkey are available for free, but users must pay to access more advanced curriculum.

GOALS

CodeMonkey is an online game for students to learn coding in a step-by-step and fun manner. CodeMonkey was created to engage students in coding curriculum, and to give teachers a coding curriculum they can use with little to no coding knowledge themselves. The product is designed for elementary and middle schools students.

APPROACH

Students sign in to their accounts and immediately begin using CodeMonkey. CodeMonkey is divided into levels; the goal of each is to guide the monkey to collect all of the level’s bananas. The screen is divided in half; one half shows the code written and possible commands to choose from, while the other shows the results of that code on the characters.

Each level in the game presents a different coding challenge. Early levels teach basic commands, while later levels ask students to combine commands and be more creative with their coding. All concepts are introduced clearly by the program before students attempt to combine it with previously learned concepts.

A map of all levels allows students to return to any previously completed lesson. Students can also see a graph of the number of solutions they have created over time. Students can share their coding solutions and build their own challenges for others to solve.

Teachers can track individual students’ progress through levels, and see individual students’ solutions to coding challenges.

IMPLEMENTATION

CodeMonkey is a browser-based tool that requires access to the internet to use.

PRICING

Individual users can access the first 30 levels for free. Several pricing plans are available:

  • Home full: One year access to all CodeMonkey levels - $19/year/child
  • Teacher full: One year access to all CodeMonkey levels, one classroom up to 30 students - $190/year
  • School full: One year access to all CodeMonkey levels, up to 6 classroom with 30 students/classroom - $950/year

WHO IS USING IT

As of July 2014, CodeMonkey was being used by over 1,000 students. The company has partnered with Pearson Education to measure efficacy in the classroom.

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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Tommy Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Ed Tech coordinator/TOSA. School Type: High School, Other, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, College Prep School, BYOD Devices

It needs lesson plans for less techy teachers. It could be longer It needs a way for...

PRODUCT VIDEOS

CodeMonkey Trailer
CodeMonkey Trailer

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

Tommy Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Ed Tech coordinator/TOSA. School Type: High School, Other, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, College Prep School, BYOD Devices

It needs lesson plans for less techy teachers. It could be longer It needs a way for...

Caroline Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
Teacher. School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population

It would be great if this was geared for 3rd grade, had more levels, and inco...

PRICING PLANS

License

Teacher Premium - Annual access to all of CodeMonkey's content and features to a specified number of teachers, groups (classes) and students.
Can be purchased by Teacher, School Leader, District Administrator, Student, or Parent.

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is accessible via a web browser.

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Audience

For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers

Characteristics

Assessment Assessment
Content Discovery and Curation Content Discovery and Curation
Game-based Learning Game-based Learning
Informal Learning Informal Learning

Subject Matter

Coding Coding