Kodable is an application on the iPad that allows students to send command prompts to a "Fuzz" to travel along an obstacle to collect all the stars. This application looks at hitting an enjoyment element to coding as students of your child's age bracket need to be maintained in engagement and so with Kodable, the set of challenges it sets up allows students to get a large amount of success out of their simultaneous learning. Kodable as a teacher resource is terrific as we are able to track your childs progress through a teacher portal, that we can create for individual classes. Another way we can utilise this, is for students with learning disabilities we can arrange the "class groups" on the application to be grouped with students of the same learning ability, allowing us as teachers to track more accurately success amongst students, as well as assist us in identifying students who require more of a challenge if they are excelling at a terrific rate.
To best understand the access and control the teachers will have, we encourage parents to watch this video:
After downloading this app, play through the first level or 2 with your children and begin to understand how the game and coding works.
After that, before each level, fill all the boxes with random arrows and then hand your iPad over to your child and challenge them to re arrange the arrows to make a working sequence. This will enable your child to be more actively thinking about the moves the fuzz makes, and hopefully develop their thought process for future coding endeavours.