How to Select a Gamified Computer Science Platform for Your District
Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a digitally connected world and workforce with constantly evolving technology.
As educators integrate computer science skills into their curriculum, many have chosen to “gamify” their lessons by incorporating game-based elements like scorekeeping, teamwork, and competition to increase student engagement and streamline the learning process.
However, not all gamified computer science platforms are built with the same student goals or educational outcomes in mind. This guide is designed to assist educators in evaluating gamified coding platforms as a whole school computer science curriculum.
According to the Nation’s Report Card, less than half of students in the United States met the performance indicators of “proficient” or “advanced” in science, math, technology, and engineering literacy. The main goal of gamified education is to focus on problem-solving skills, foster creativity, and encourage collaboration through hands-on learning opportunities.
Educators understand the importance of creating STEM learning environments that are both inviting and accessible to all K-12 students, regardless of age or background.