Computer Science Education
CoderZ Intros Python Course for Middle and High School Students
- By Dian Schaffhauser
technology company CoderZ
has added a new programming course to its suite of coding and
robotics products. Python
intended to help students in grades 7-12 gain a basic understanding
of object-oriented programming by working on Python programs.
operate "Ruby," a virtual robot, within the CoderZ Online
Robotics Environment to complete 70 "missions" or
self-paced lessons. While going through those, they pick up an
understanding of programming concepts such as variables, operators
and control flow constructs.
to the company, neither students nor their teachers need to have
prior programming experience.
is the world's fastest-growing and most popular programming language.
It's used by software engineers, analysts, data scientists and
machine learning engineers," said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of CoderZ,
in a press release. "Python Gym allows users to learn Python
like a professional. They start from the basics and work their way up
to complex programming for their own virtual robot."
program also comes with access to course content: Cyber
Those are designed to introduce middle school students to the
concepts of code development and robotics. The curriculum includes
teacher guides, presentations with speaker notes, mission solutions,
course progress control and heatmaps and student reports.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.