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Codesters is built to enable teachers to teach coding in their classrooms. It integrates a Learning Management System with our Coding Platform so teachers can enroll students into a class and monitor their progress. Students' work is automatically graded and their progress is displayed on the dashboard, where teachers can drill down to see where each student succeeded or struggled, view activities that a student has completed, and run their code. 

The curriculum is project-based: every lesson asks students to create a project with code. Each project highlights specific coding skills. Each lesson is designed to be completed in about an hour, depending on each individual student's pace. Students can also choose to go into greater depth with the capstone projects for each lesson. Activities are automatically graded and progress is monitored on the class dashboard. Once projects are graded by the teacher on the rubric, they are shared to the class page.


In Codesters, students can creat games, simulations, animations, and graphical images that appear on the stage.e  create their programs in Python. Students can drag and drop commands from the toolkit, or they can also type directly into the code editor without using the toolkit. Text in the editor is color coded to help students distinguish between variables, strings, integers, functions, etc.



Account Required: In order to use their LMS teachers and students do need a account, but if a student just wants to create project an account is not required.

iMPORTANT: Codesters is offering free, unlimited use of our Python learn-to-code platform to all schools thorugh the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.


Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, dogrady at usmd dot edu
Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education

Dr. Megean Garvin, mgarvin at usmd dot edu
Director of Research, Maryland Center for Computing Education

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Maryland Center for Computing Education
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MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.