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What is Code4Kids?

Code4Kids helps you up-skill your teachers and implement a complete coding, robotics, and IT curriculum in your classroom for ages 8-15 using real-world tools and content.

Keep your teachers on the cutting-edge with a cohesive curriculum that teaches problem solving, collaboration, and builds confidence in students. As a teacher, there's no pouring over documents and getting resources together the night before. Just watch a single short video and you’re all set.

Code4Kids is designed for all teachers and students, no prior coding experience required! The Code4Kids team will be here every step of the way to support you and develop your teaching ability.

Recommended Usage

1 lesson per week (30~40 minutes).

Educational Impact

improve teacher knowledge
96%
build student knowledge
94%
improve teaching efficiency
94%
CompanyBusiness Name: Code4kids
HQ Location: South Africa
Founded: 2016
Age Range8-10, 11-13, 14-16
FeaturesTeacher Preparation VideosNo Prior Coding Knowledge RequiredContinuous Teacher Development & SupportReal And Relevant CurriculumNo-obligation 4-week Trial
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Students need access to basic computers with an internet connection and web browser (laptops or desktops). Ideally no more than 2 students per computer. Account set-up is done remotely by our team. All we need is a list of student names sorted into classes. Students and teachers should feel comfortable using a computer and web browser (for log-in purposes).

Set Up

1-2 Hours

TrainingLive Online
SupportEmail

Continuous teacher support throughout the year

Home LearningParent Access

School must create the account.

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Code4Kids pricing starts from $6 / per-pupil

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4.7 out of 5

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Code4Kids has collected 12 reviews in the past 6 months

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Basetsana

Educator

Nova Pioneer Ormonde Primary, South Africa

Used Code4Kids weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2023

This is a fun way of teaching and learning, it is a great subject for learners because learning has become technological advanced and learners gain technological skills through this subject.

Basetsana found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It impacts teaching positively because it is the 20th century and the skills they learn in code4kids will help learners within the future. It also makes teaching interesting.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    I have developed the following skills coding skills, application skills and more critical thinking skills.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Learners gain knowledge in coding and robotics and they develop the following skills: critical thinking skills and problem solving skills
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Raymond Sithole

Portfolio Manager

Little Seeds, South Africa

Used Code4Kids weekly for 4-6 months

Nov 2023

Very good

Raymond Sithole found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    My son has become more computer literate and has developed problem solving skills
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Motivation from the teacher has increased my son's interest in the subject
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Problem solving skills eg. Sequences
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Gabsile Sithole

Resident Teacher

Nova Pioneer, South Africa

Used Code4Kids weekly for 7–12 months

Nov 2023

It makes students and teachers understand the use of computers.

Gabsile Sithole found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It helps kids know how to incorporate technology in their learning.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    It helps with understanding of coding and robotics.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They are able to make the computer do what they want.
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Manette

Teacher

Little Seeds school, South Africa

Used Code4Kids weekly for 4-6 months

Nov 2023

It is lots of fun and educational without it feeling like work. The learners will work for hours on the coding program.

Manette found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Kids with learning disabilities understand coding much better.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    I am learning with the learners every time.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    These learners get so much more knowledge then just doing coding. They learn about colours, websites and even more about their own country.
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Belinda

Educator

Dios Los Ninos (DLN Private School), South Africa

Used Code4Kids weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2023

Belinda found Code4Kids:
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    As a teacher I learn new skills and knowledge
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    With the different topics they get extra knowledge.
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Crawford Mandumbwa

Digital Design Teacher

Westwood International School, Botswana

Used Code4Kids weekly for 4-6 months

Nov 2023

I think in our case, we are missing the tactile aspect in Code4kid's Robotics component.

Crawford Mandumbwa found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    My context is that day in an out, I teacher Digital Design but only get to run a Coding & Robotics club once a week. I find that my Coding & Robotics students standout in the Digtial Design class whenever they take on coding/programing projects.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    The Code4Kids brief video tutorials preceding each club session conveniently avails me with key concepts that help me in guiding students during the lesson/session. Apart from highlighting a lesson's content/concepts, the tutorial videos also save me valuable preparation time.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Different real-life scenarios are incorporated into the exercises other than being merely academic manner.
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Nov 2023

The curriculum is well designed to impart knowledge to both learners and teachers and is very user friendly. The Code4kids team is there all the time for assistance when needed and they follow up with regular visits to the school for a more physical touch....

It is a great pleasure to work with the Code4kids team. Their curriculum is fun and very educational for our kids, they look forward to their Robotics and Coding lessons every week. Their tutors, especially Nozi is very perceptive and intelligent with a very high aptitude and expertise in the field of Robotics and Coding. I would recommend Code4kids to anyone or school that needs to take technology to the next level 👌 found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Hands on approach and problem solving skills
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Unlimited teacher training sessions
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Learning how to build their own websites, Coding games and even typing skills....
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Linda Buwa

Teacher

Kukhanyile Primary School, South Africa

Used Code4Kids daily for 4-6 months

Nov 2023

The team is always there to guide you in whatever that you might need ,they are friendly and always willing to help. The learners are always super excited to learn all the code for kids lessons everyday and as a teacher you feel comfortable and confident in all sessions.

Linda Buwa found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It helps children to improve their creative and critical thinking.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Gives the opportunity to teachers to have the knowledge of computers.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Use of technology in learning
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Kim

Head of Innovation

Wynberg Girls' Junior School, South Africa

Used Code4Kids weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2023

The Code4Kids team is super helpful, reachable and swift to assist when needed. They have gone above and beyond for our school and even created a project we requested for our grade 7 students.

Kim found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Prep time for these lessons is minimal, all resources are ready to go, engaging and allow for both extension & support of learners.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    The lesson demo videos at every lesson are incredibly helpful, bite-sized and feel like a helping hand at any time!
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students are guided through new concepts, and feel a sense of mastery as they build knowledge throughout the units.
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Sanam

Co-Founder

Lets Learn, Afghanistan

Used Code4Kids weekly for 0–3 months

Nov 2023

It doesn’t suit our system

Sanam found Code4Kids:
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Modern systems
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
    Better system
  • Does not significantly build student knowledge
    Lock of knowledge
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Ali

IT Innovation

Rustenburg Girls' Junior School, South Africa

Used Code4Kids daily for 1-2 years

Nov 2023

Kids are really engaged in the lessons and there is a sense of collaboration as it is encouraged to solve tasks together. Student's don't put on headphones and get lost in the learning. A teacher knows where his/her students are going in their learning. I feel supported by the team and there is a variety of different courses to cover many learning outcomes required for the subject.

Ali found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    User friendly videos assist in easy preparation and to refer to when needed. The Interface is user friendly with access to not only teaching great lessons but also projects for students to develop their skills and understanding of the coding concepts. Easy access to quizzes and rubrics to assess student's progress either as whole class summary or to test individuals competence of the coding skills.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Tutorial videos assist with developing knowledge as well as initial teacher training.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    code4kids consistently scaffolds on previous knowledge in a easy to work through set of tasks. Once specific skills are learnt then independent work ensures that the student has grasped the skills. Many real life scenarios are created in courses like creating apps, flying a virtual drone or programming a virtual robot to simulate reality.
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Zannel

Head of Agriculture (Teacher)

Hoër Landbouskool Marlow, South Africa

Used Code4Kids daily for 0–3 months

Nov 2023

It is just an absolute pleasure to work the Teacher Support team and Sales Team. Teaching Coding and Robotics are made so easy and attractive to teacher and learners.

Zannel found Code4Kids:
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Code4kids provide full teacher support and training. All resources also are provided to teach effectively.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Teacher are given training by their Teacher Support team that actually counts towards their CPDT (Development).
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students are pushed to be creative and learn about real world coding.
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Certified Pedagogical Quality

Certified by Education Alliance Finland,

EAF Evaluation is an academically-backed approach to evaluating the pedagogical design of a product. EAF evaluators assess the product using criteria that covers the most essential pedagogical aspects in the learning experience.
Passive
Active
Code4Kids is an effective tool for facilitating engaging coding education for students. The instructional videos are easy to follow and understand. Code4Kids actively encourages teacher-student interaction. The tasks presented require students to adopt an active learning approach, as they apply their acquired knowledge to troubleshoot and resolve challenges on their own.
Rehearse
Construct
The learning goals in each lesson are clearly defined and easy to understand. It is not assumed that learning occurs solely through observation, as the coding tasks require the application of newly acquired knowledge. The ability for students to observe instant results upon editing the code is great. This helps them perceive the tangible relevance of coding. Success depends on your ability to blend what you already know with new concepts and skills.
Linear
Non-linear/Creative
Code4Kids has a linear teaching approach, but the tasks support non-linear learning as students can freely navigate back and forth. The code4kids curriculum is well-designed and engaging especially for older students. Code4Kids is an excellent product for teaching cross-disciplinary skills as it can effectively complement other ongoing school projects. Engaging and fun learning tasks sustain interest throughout the entire learning process.
Individual
Collaborative
For learning coding more individual approach is good as students need to learn the basic concepts before they can collaborate effectively. Code4Kids offers guidance on how to helps teachers support student interaction. One of the great things about Code4Kids is how it encourages students to help and support each other.

Learning goals

Certified by Education Alliance Finland

The supported learning goals are identified by mapping the product against the selected reference curriculum and soft skills definitions most relevant for the 21st century.

  • Modify, remix, or incorporate portions of an existing program into one's own work, to develop something new or add more advanced features.
  • Practicing to plan and execute studies, make observations and measurements
  • Practicing to notice causal connections
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
  • Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
  • Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
  • Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
  • Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
  • Encouraging to build new information and visions
  • Encouraging to build new information and visions
  • Practicing to notice causal connections
  • Create procedures with parameters to organize code and make it easier to reuse.
  • Incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs, and give attribution.
  • Compare and refine multiple algorithms for the same task and determine which is the most appropriate.
  • Practicing strategic thinking
  • Practicing creative thinking
  • Creating requirements for creative thinking
  • Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
  • Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
  • Practicing persistent working
  • Learning to notice causal connections
  • Practicing categorization and classification
  • Using technology as a part of explorative process
  • Using technology for interaction and collaboration
  • Practicing logical reasoning, algorithms and programming through making
  • Understanding and practicing safe and responsible uses of technology
  • Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
  • Understanding technological system operations through making
  • Using technology resources for problem solving
  • Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
  • Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
  • Practising to understand visual concepts and shapes and observe their qualities
  • Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
  • Understanding and interpreting of matrices and diagrams
  • Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
  • Create programs that use variables to store and modify data.
  • Learning to notice causal connections
  • Encouraging to build new information and visions
  • Learning to build information on top of previously learned
  • Practicing to notice causal connections
  • Modify, remix, or incorporate portions of an existing program into one's own work, to develop something new or add more advanced features.
  • Practicing categorization and classification
  • Practicing logical reasoning, algorithms and programming through making
  • Using technological resources for finding and applying information
  • Understanding technological system operations through making
  • Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
  • Encouraging to build new information and visions
  • Learning to combine information to find new innovations
  • Learning consumer knowledge and smart economics
  • Systematically test and refine programs using a range of test cases.
  • Learning to build information on top of previously learned
  • Practicing persistent working
  • Learning to notice causal connections
  • Systematically identify and fix problems with computing devices and their components.
  • Practicing to notice causal connections
  • Describe how internal and external parts of computing devices function to form a system.
  • Model how computer hardware and software work together as a system to accomplish tasks.
  • Test and debug (identify and fix errors) a program or algorithm to ensure it runs as intended.
  • Modify, remix, or incorporate portions of an existing program into one's own work, to develop something new or add more advanced features.
  • Decompose (break down) problems into smaller, manageable subproblems to facilitate the program development process.
  • Create programs that include sequences, events, loops, and conditionals.
  • Compare and refine multiple algorithms for the same task and determine which is the most appropriate.
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Using technology as a part of explorative process
  • Practicing logical reasoning, algorithms and programming through making
  • Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
  • Understanding technological system operations through making
  • Using technology resources for problem solving
  • Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
  • Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
  • Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
  • Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
  • Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
  • Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
  • Practicing creative thinking
  • Creating requirements for creative thinking
  • Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
  • Encouraging to build new information and visions

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