How to Teach Code with Chromebooks

February 15, 2016
Posted in Teaching Code


The best way to teach code is to have students write code with real code editors.

… You’re not going to teach people how to play guitar without the tool of the trade- a guitar. Same goes for coding; students should be using the tools that coders use- a code editor.

How to Install a Code Editor on a Chromebook?

The Google Chrome web browser comes installed with every Chromebook, and there are a few options for code editors that work as plugins for Chrome.

How to install a good code editor for Chrome:

  1. Go to the Chrome store.
  2. Search for: Caret
  3. Caret will appear as the top option. Click the blue: ‘add to Chrome’ button.

… You now have a code editor installed that is based on a very popular code editor (Sublime Text) that many coders use.

I’ve been working with schools for a few years now, supporting their code training efforts. If you have any questions about setting up a code training class or curriculum, please feel free to contact me.

P.S. Studioweb is 100% compatible with Chromebooks.

Stefan Mischook

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