This week in Keep Kids Coding, Kiki features Code Maven, a visual coding platform that gives immediate feedback to student coding commands. Code Maven is:

Code Maven from Crunchzilla is an interactive tutorial that focuses on action. Code changes immediately yield visible results.

Projects start with simple boxes and colors, rapidly progressing into exciting experiments with simple animation and fractals. Important programming concepts like variables, loops, conditionals, expressions, and functions are introduced by example.

Code Maven is a gentle and fun introduction to programming concepts. It is a first step in learning to program. It is not intended to teach all of computer science and programming.

CSisFun lists Code Maven as an intermediate level program as students are using real Javascript within this program. Code Maven does a great job of giving step by step directions to quickly teach the basics of Javascript as Kiki shows us:

Kiki will be at the 2015 NCCE conference in Portland, Oregon March 18-20! Kiki will be at the Gaming/Coding Summit, one of the Make your Future Summits at NCCE 2015!






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