Showing posts with label Code Academy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Code Academy. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Coding Practice with Instant Feedback

Mozilla Thimble App is a free tool that allows you to write and test HTML and instantly see how your new code will look on the web. On one side of your screen you will see your code and on the other side you will see how your code looks on the web. When you're ready to share your new code with the world just click "publish" to have a web address created for your page.

Applications for Education
Students who want to learn coding on their own would do well to use Mozilla Thimble App in conjunction with a resource like Codecademy. Codecademy will provide the lessons and Mozilla Thimble App will provide instant feedback on the code that the student writes.

H/T to Lifehacker.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Learn HTML Fundamentals at Codecademy

Codecademy is a place where anyone can learn how to write code. The only problem was Codecademy's early lessons assumed that you already knew or could figure out some HTML basics. As I learned through Mashable on Monday, that has changed.

Codecademy is now offering lessons in basic HTML and CSS. Now even people who can't code a hyperlink can learn to program. Codecademy's new lessons in basic HTML start with the very basics of explaining what HTML is, what it does, and how to write the basics. There are seven progressively more difficult lessons that students can work through on their own.

Applications for Education
Whether as part of formal class during the school day or as part of an after school club activity, Codecademy's lessons could be fantastic for helping students learn how to develop webpages. Once they have the basics down, students can progress to more difficult challenges like building web applications.