August 1, 2016
StudioWeb has been used in successful CTE programs for 5 years! Here is a recent quote from Jason in Ohio:
I am a champion for StudioWeb, having used it with my CTE students and watching its development over the past 5 years.
I write code myself, but found this program is so well-organized and so engaging for my students, it has been an excellent resource. In fact 95% of my students complete the courses and learn skills that are in great demand, whether or not they go to college.
June 28, 2016
One of the main goals with StudioWeb, was to create a platform that allowed teachers who don’t know how to code, to easily be able to teach code without much prep, and without much (if any) PD.
… We succeeded!
It only took us 5 years, 🙂 with feedback from students and their teachers! On top of that, data from hundreds of thousands of questions answered, allowed us to fine-tune the courses and quiz questions. Everything on StudioWeb is private and confidential, but we are able annalyse student data while keeping everything anonymous.
With StudioWeb, you have an engaging set of courses that teaches real-world coding, through video quizzing and code challenges. Our auto grading saves teachers time, and our provided projects allows students to exercise their coding skills with coding projects that you see in the workplace.
… Moving a robot is fun, but why not build the screens (user interface) for a mobile app?
If you would like to try a classroom demo, or to learn about the teacher’s tools we provide, feel free to contact us.
June 15, 2016
Swift Playgrounds essentially takes what Scratch based training provides (with some nice enhancements,) and brings it to the iPad. Swift Playgrounds can replace Scratch based code training, except that students will be learning the basics of the Apple Swift programming language instead.
… Apple wants to see students learn Swift for obvious commercial reasons.
StudioWeb combined with Scratch, is already being used by schools to create an engaging 360 code curriculum for students of all ages. That means Swift Playgrounds will play nicely with StudioWeb!
How does StudioWeb play with Swift Playgrounds?
Here are the steps:
1. Use Swift Playgrounds to teach basic coding concepts. Like Scratch, Swift Playgrounds has students moving characters around the screen, and controlling other basic animations with simple code snippets. It’s a good way to establish a conceptual foundation … especially for younger students
2. StudioWeb continues from where Swift Playgrounds leaves off, and teaches practical coding, that can be immediatly applied in a student’s school-wide academic life. For example with StudioWeb, students will quickly learn enough HTML to be able to create web pages. Their new found HTML skills can be used for their assignments in ALL classes. So instead of submitting Word documents or PowerPoints, students use HTML and CSS!
… This type of cross-curricular integration, will quickly get students comfortable with code, so it becomes second nature.
So in a nutshell, Swift Playgrounds and StudioWeb are a natural fit. Swift Playgrounds looks like it could be a great set of training wheels (if you will,) and StudioWeb is the real bike.
In addition, StudioWeb provides many turnkey advantages you don’t see elsewhere: self-evident open ended lesson plans, auto grading, activities, very little prep and PD requirements etc …
June 9, 2016
I recently visited a junior high school, who just started using StudioWeb this year to teach students how to write code. The amazing thing is, that this was a code club where students had to sign up, and yet over 10% of the students in the school participated!
… It seems that kids want to learn how to code!
I was lucky enough to get permission to do a little filming:
What to take away from this video:
- Students found some questions too easy – and the learned to write real code!
- Students really liked the courses – you can see them laughing just thinking about the questions!
- The teacher never taught code before – and got great results.
- StudioWeb’s auto grading and tracking made it easy for the teacher.
June 9, 2016
… Your students will be engaged because the material is fun and easy to understand.
Here is a recent quote from a teacher who started using StudioWeb this year:
Working with Studioweb.com has been an ideal solution for introducing my middle school students to computer language basics. The chapters, lessons, and videos contain just the right amount of information for my students to process during a typical class period. Since each student has the ability to progress through the tutorials at his or her own pace, I don’t worry about them becoming overwhelmed with the content.
I have noticed that my students rarely need assistance as they work through the Studioweb activities. When someone does need assistance my students jump at the chance to help each other. Their ability to do this demonstrates to me that they truly understand the computer language concepts. My students appreciate Stefan’s sense of humour which comes through in the presentation of skills and keeps them amused while they work!
Instructional Technology Teacher
Granger Middle School
If you are interested in teaching app development and web design easily, feel free to contact us. We will answer all your questions, and set up a free demo class. Try before you buy, my dad always says!
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