Codebender & #CircuitPlayground @codebender_cc @adafruit #adafruit

Ok folks, big news! You can now use Circuit Playground on codebender.cc. Ladyada shows you how and more! This means plug it in, that’s it! It just works!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! ATTENTION EDUCATORS! All the power of codebender, designed for education is coming soon, sign up today!. Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is now part of codebender!

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Please use this link to sign up, we want to educators that use Adafruit products such as Circuit Playground to be some of the first in the codebender EDU beta.

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Tailored for Schools
Privacy protection for all users – COPPA, FERPA, SOPIPA and CIPA compliant.
It works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chromebooks, and it’s future-proof. So if teachers switch to another technology, nothing is lost.

Administrative Features
Teachers can batch-create student accounts or integrate with their own account system — we’ll handle that automatically.
Teachers can create and track whole classrooms or collaboration groups, manage which students have access to what code, and share code with students.
Fast, efficient grading. Teachers can access and test all their students’ sketches, grade and comment upon them, and export a list of grades. Alternatively, they can synchronize grades with their own class-management system.

Collaboration and Productivity
Students can collaborate on projects, exchanging code and working on sketches together from their own screens.
Classroom code is accessible by the teachers, so they can also work collaboratively with students and help them more easily.
Students can continue to use their accounts and work on their projects from home. And the work they produce can become a meaningful part of any student’s digital portfolio.

And more features to be added gradually, such as:
Teacher can see a time-stamped history of code: who wrote it and revised it, who is contributing and who is not, which code is being written vs. being copied.
Code can automatically be checked for plagiarism, alerting teachers to inappropriate academic practices.

The starting page on our lab’s computers is codebender.cc! We’ve been using it for 4 years, both in our CS lectures and in our school’s Hackerspace. Some of the big advantages of codebender is the ability to share code between students, the unbelievable number of supported libraries, the direct access to examples and tutorials, and the fact that you can be part of an amazingly active community. Eleni Robola, Vice Principal – 5th Lyceum of Vyronas

Codebender brings the flexibility of Google docs to the Arduino community. The ease with which students, teachers, students, classes, and communities can share, collaborate, and build with Arduino is incredible.
They handle all of the fuss of driver installations, library management, and intelligent error tracking on their platform. It’s great for classrooms and is fully supported on Chromebooks making 1:1 schools able to program robots and other microcontrollers! Brian Huang, Education Engineer – Sparkfun Electronics

Sign up today!

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