Hi Maddy! Thanks for taking the time to talk with us about WoofJS. To start off, can you tell me about your role with The Coding Space?
I oversee our curriculum development, teacher training, and class experience. I spend my days thinking about how we can get the best out of our teachers, make our classrooms thrive, and bring about the greatest results for our students.
Inquiring minds want to know: What makes WoofJS so special?
In WoofJS, we keep as much as possible about Scratch constant so students can focus on learning the syntax. For every word in Scratch, there is a text-based equivalent in Woof.
To me, one of Woof’s most special features is that it was made by us! This means we can tailor it uniquely to our students and develop it continuously as we study and react to their accomplishments and setbacks.
How does The Coding Space make use of WoofJS?
WoofJS is the transitional tool we use every day to help kids take that next step in their coding journey. It is in the fabric of our curriculum and has allowed us to foster a self-sufficiency in our students that we otherwise would not have had. An added bonus is to see that these have not only been the results for us but for others as well as it’s used all over the world to help students learn to code better.
Where does WoofJS fit within the other coding programs for young programmers?
What kinds of projects can kids make with WoofJS?
All sorts of things, like games, animations, and art! Some of my favorites include: Save the Water, Woof Frogger, and Emoji Dodger. We're excited to see what kids create with WoofJS!