Codemao provides coding tools, community, and courses for students to learn visual programming. Students can use graphical coding language to create projects like games, software, animations, and stories, training their abilities of logical thinking and learn how to code with Scratch. The product comes with an integrated smart platform for schools, educators to do teaching management and course management and curriculum.
Codemao provides open-ended activities for users to practice coding from basic skills to more advanced ones.
It is possible to start modifying template games or create ones from scratch.
The product lets users practice problem-solving and creative thinking as well as coding.
Codemao offers a large variety of instructional videos to help users to understand the new features. Videos are easy to understand and follow.
The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.