Want your students to learn computer programming?
The Instructional Technology Department is excited to announce that all 4th-8th graders now have accounts on Code Monkey, a self-paced software to teach computer programming to students. The program teaches students the language of CoffeeScript which is a computer programming language used in many industries worldwide. There are 90 self-paced levels, starting out very basic and slowly progressing so that kids learn in each lesson what they need for the subsequent lesson.
You can have students coding together in class, independently when they finish work early, or simply send home these instructions to families. In January we will formally announce this to all 4th-8th grade families. As their teacher, you do not need to know anything about coding as the program progresses slowly from one level to the next.
Please provide this information to your students regardless of whether you are doing Code Monkey in class since students can do it from home. Click here for a parent letter you can print and send home or email out to families.
- Go to berkeley.playcodemonkey.com and click SIGN IN.
- Click the big red “Sign in With Your Google Account” Button.
- Enter their @students.berkeley.net login and password
**If students are already logged into a Chromebook they will not have to enter their login again**
- Begin playing.
If you need your class list of student logins and passwords, email Allison Krasnow or Wally Gutierrez and we can get them to you.
Go to bit.ly/playcodemonkey to get information about how to setup your teacher account, how to see the solutions to each challenge, and how to get your students to find you and link to you as their teacher so that you can see their progress.
As a teacher, you have your own account which you access in the same way through linking it through your berkeley.net Google Login. You have access to play all 90 levels and also have all of the solutions. Follow the same directions as the students to login to your account. Solutions to each challenge are found by clicking the button in the upper right corner with the three lines on it, then clicking groups, then clicking your group name.
You are welcome to email Allison Krasnow, TSA for Instructional Technology, with any questions or if you’d like classroom support while using Code Monkey.