The Mom’s Choice Awards Names Coding Adventure Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products

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CodeMonkey is honored to announce that Coding Adventure has earned the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award®. Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, Coding Adventure is deemed to be among the best products / services for families.

How does it work?

The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval. “Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

With the evaluation now complete, the demo accounts of Coding Adventure will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and nonprofit organizations.

About CodeMonkey

CodeMonkey is the creator of the popular Coding Adventure . Coding Adventure is a game-based platform that teaches students as young as 8 the real programming language CoffeeScript. The company employs 15 people  and has won numerous awards for its high-quality coding courses. Coding Adventure can be purchased here.

Learning to code is establishing itself as more than a mere trend expanding rapidly around the world. Today, coding is a critical part of the K-12 curriculum. Code literacy is considered essential not only for future software engineers, but for many other occupations a well. Students learning to code not only develop of algorithmic thinking as a basis for problem solving, but also computational thinking skills. This type of thinking is a crucial enabler for obtaining important 21st century skills.

Coding Adventure is an educational game-based environment where students learn to code in a real programming language called CoffeeScript. Coding Adventure fosters the development of executive functioning skills, such as problem solving and planning as well as geometric and mathematical thinking – all through a fun game where students help a monkey catch the bananas that the gorilla stole.

Along the way, students learn universal coding concepts such as statements & arguments, objects, loops, variables, arrays, functions, conditions and boolean logic that then pave the way for them to easily learn other computer languages.

Teachers are not required to have any programming experience. Through CodeMonkey’s online or offline personal training, teachers obtain all they need to successfully start teaching their students Coding Adventure. The product also includes detailed lesson plans and video tutorials. Teachers gain exclusive access to their Classroom Dashboard, where they can track student progress, achievements, grade automatically as well as display student solutions for class discussion.

Coding Adventure starts with a linear pathway of challenges. In the challenges, students program a monkey to catch all the bananas on the screen. Each solution is checked and graded automatically. Students receive personalized instructions and adaptive hints that help them advance at an individual pace and improve their scores. This feature of the platform renders it appropriate for a broad range of levels and learning styles.

CodeMonkey’s award-winning Coding Adventure provides schools with the advantage of offering students the most cutting-edge computer programming education. Coding Adventure has been used by millions of students, and continues to be chosen by districts, governments and thousands of schools worldwide.

About the Mom’s Choice Awards®

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families. Learn more about the Mom’s Choice Awards by visiting their website: www.MomsChoiceAwards.com.

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