Codebender runs so fast that keeping kids' attention becomes a breeze
Say goodbye to manual setups and time-sucking installations. Why? Because codebender:blocks is immediately available and up-to-date as soon as students open up their browser.
Yes, right inside the browser your students can write, test and compile Arduino code. Then they can program their Arduino board from the same browser. It couldn't be simpler.
codebender:blocks uses Blockly. A bit like the Scratch language by Google, but made for kids. The idea being they're not left scratching their heads over programming. Plus, it's made to work with Arduino. That means kids can now program without learning C++.
We get it. Teaching students' tough new concepts can be very hard. Never mind making sure everyone is on the same page, coding the same line and following along in the same place.
With Codebender it's made dead easy. See, students can literally follow along step-by-step. How? Thanks to the unique teaching URL we give you. With it you can explain everything, and guide the whole class with ease.
Although Chromebooks can't install regular applications that other operating systems can, Codebender gets around that by working within the browser. But don't worry. Codebender operates flawlessly on Chrome OS, as well as other operating systems.
When it comes to younger students, safety and privacy should be the number one concern. That's why we took time and made Codebender totally compliant. And it is with all regulations that allow it to be used in schools with younger students (i.e. COPPA, FERPA).
Why do it yourself when you can do it together with friends? With Codebender, you can easily share your code with the world with our embeddable code view. It looks exactly like this below.