Kodable Life Hacks: Create a Fuzz!

Make sure to have fun with your coding curriculum

This Halloween Week, we have had a TON of requests from teachers/students looking to create and design their own Fuzzes.  What better way to get into the spirit of Halloween/Coding than creating your own Kodable Fuzz?!

Make sure to have fun with your coding curriculum

Create a Kodable Fuzz!

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Grechen’s tutorial: 4 Ways to Make a Kodable Fuzz

Also, thanks to Jen Gilbert (@msgilbertrocks), we have a brand new Fuzz design with easy directions for you to follow! Here are Jen’s detailed instructions which she shared with us:

Do you have any Fuzz designs or directions that we should have included? Let us know so we can share! Happy Fuzz Making! 🙂

Create a new Kodable Fuzz!

Kodable Life Hacks: ‘Getting Started’ YouTube Playlist

Tips and tricks to improve your Kodable Programming Curriculum

I have a confession to make. This is very hard for me to admit now, but I didn’t always complete the assigned reading when there was a movie available. 😯 What do Sense and Sensibility, To Kill Mockingbird, and Pride and Prejudice all have in common?

Yup, they are all movies too.
Regrettably, I didn’t recognize Jane Austen’s brilliance in my younger years…

I have not the pleasure of understanding you
Why would I admit this on a blog read predominately by teachers? 

Because I have an amazing tip that is going to save you a TON of time! Thankfully, I have channeled my inner deviance here at Kodable HQ for the greater good, and helped to create some resources that are going to help you easily prepare your Kodable coding curriculum. 🙂

I just downloaded Kodable…now what? 

When chatting with teachers who are just starting to use Kodable, the most common question I get is the most obvious one, “What do I do next?”  At Kodable, we always recommend reading the Kodable Learning Guide, which still remains the go-to source for everything Kodable.  However, sometimes you just don’t have the time, energy, or motivation to sit down, read the whole guide, and begin prepping your lesson plan.  Or perhaps you are just a visual learner, and don’t want to waste time reading something that you might not retain.

Kodable’s Getting Started Playlist

If you fall into any of the above categories, I suggest you take FULL advantage of one of the most underused resources we have, our Getting Started with Kodable YouTube Playlist.  Here’s a little secret: ALL OF THE MAIN POINTS COVERED IN THE LEARNING GUIDE ARE ON VIDEO!

Quickly learn all of the programming concepts taught in Smeeborg including sequence, conditions, and loops:

Sequence in Kodable

Conditions in Kodable

Loops in Kodable

Looking for tutorials?

Confused or have questions about some of the teacher tools in Kodable such as setting up a class or tracking your student’s progress?  We have videos to help you with this too!

Creating a Class in Kodable

Tracking Student Progress in Kodable

Questions or comments? 

If you find these videos helpful, be sure to let us know.  Or if you think you would benefit from a video tutorial on another subject, we would love to hear this as well. 🙂

 

Kodable Webinar: How Do I Use My Teacher Account?

Did you miss the Kodable Webinar and still want to learn more about how to use and manage a Teacher Account?  Watch our instructional webinar here!  During this session we cover:

  • Creating an account
  • Creating classes
  • Adding students
  • Managing levels
  • Tracking student progress
  • Utilizing Kodable Learning Guides

We also update you on Kodable’s latest features, as well as those that are coming soon.  Check it out! 🙂

How did we do?  Share your feedback with us below!

Would you like us to organize a webinar around a specific topic?  Feel free to comment with suggestions!

Join Our Kodable Webinar

Enroll in a Kodable Free Teacher Account to manage your students.

On Wednesday, August 13th @ 10am PDT, we will be hosting an instructional webinar to help you set up and organize your Kodable Teacher Account. Learn how to add classes or students, create differentiated lesson plans, and familiarize yourself with our latest features.  Additionally, we will answer any questions you may have going into the new school year.

RSVP to the Kodable Webinar on our Google Event Page.

Respond yes to Kodable Webinar on Google Event Page
Respond Yes to the Kodable Webinar on our Google Event Page

The webinar will be broadcasted over Google Hangouts On Air, and you can submit any questions you want answered on our Webinar Google Event Page.

Submit your questions on the google event page
Submit Your Questions on our Webinar Google Event Page

Hope to see you then!

Redeem a Promo Code in the App Store

Steps to Redeeming a Promo Code in the App Store:

1. Go to the App Store.

Redeem Promo Code in the App Store

2. Once you’re in the App Store, scroll to the bottom of the page.Scroll to the bottom of the page

3. When you get to the bottom of the page, tap on the button that says “Redeem”.Click redeem on the bottom of the page

4. A window will appear. Enter your promo code in the text box, as depicted below.Use your camera or manually enter in your code

5. Once you have entered the code, hit “Redeem”.

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6. Congrats! Your app will being downloading.
App Begins Downloading