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Run Marco
by Allcancode
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8)
PLATFORMS / Android, Web Browser, iPad

Adventure game to learn coding using visual programming language

Overview

Run Marco! is an adventure game for coding using visual programming language and is designed for grades 2-5. Pricing information was not disclosed. As of August 2015, students can play the game, but the level editing and student performance overview features for teachers is still under development.

APPROACH

Teachers can use the levels provided by Run Macro! or create their own levels through Run Macro!’s tool. Lesson plans can also be included in the levels so that teachers may produce curriculums for specific grades. As students play the game, Run Marco! can present teachers and parents a graphical form of the student’s performance.

In order to control their character, students drag and drop functions such as “move one step forward” and “repeat” to form a series of actions. Students then press the play button to see how their character reacts to their code. They may keep modifying their code until they successfully meet the goal of the level. Besides playing the game, students may also create their own levels.

IMPLEMENTATION

Run Marco! is available on any modern browser, and runs on native iPad, Android tablet apps.

PRICING

Pricing information was not disclosed by Run Marco!.

WHO IS USING IT

As of August 2015, over 50,000 students and teachers use Run Marco!.

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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Product Manager Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Higher Education, Other

I'd like to see more dynamism - reaction of the system to individual performance so that it unlocks advanced commands more quickly for high-achievers and allows a slower pace for younger kiddos. Also giving kids the ability to create their own levels would be a huge improvement - my kid loves an...

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Product Manager Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Higher Education, Other

I'd like to see more dynamism - reaction of the system to individual performance so that it unlocks advanced commands more quickly for high-achievers and allows a slower pace for younger kiddos. Also giving kids the ability to create their own levels would be a huge improvement - my kid loves an...

Music/Behavioral Therapist Full starFull starFull starFull starNo star
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School, 1:1 Devices, Blended Learning

Three things I would do to improve the product is provide instructional lessons on how to use the application for both students and educators and allow for educators to create their own lessons. I suggest making these improvements because it would help with better understanding and usability abou...

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Audience

For Students For Students

Characteristics

Game-based Learning Game-based Learning
Games Games

Subject Matter

Coding Coding