CodeInClass JSBin fork

Our motivation

As serious, heads-down developers who teach as classroom volunteers with the NYC education org ScriptEd, we were shocked by how limited the tool support is for teaching programming in the classroom. There are some great products like codecademy, but they're not always compatible with our goal of teaching industry-level javascript and project skills to high schoolers.

So, this summer, we set out to remedy the situation by extending JSBin, the best-in-class in-browser javascript environment, to add the classroom management features that are missing -- most importantly, assignment workflow.

This sounds simple but it's critically important to supporting our classroom volunteers, who have demanding full time jobs on top of their classroom work; it's also better for our students, who currently have no central way to find, finish and submit homeworks.

Check out our progress at:

Meet The Team

Mathew Thomas

Mathew is an infrastructure developer working in python and java who specializes in enabling advanced services on top of very large database deployments.

Abe Winter
Abe focuses on high-speed parsing pipelines and smarter caching layers that can get the best performance out of heavily loaded hardware.

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Who We Need


The Issues We’re Trying To Solve

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DATA WE’re using:

  • We consume the rubric & curriculum data produced by ScriptEd's classroom work.

  • We aim to produce a more rigorous version of that dataset, using our grading infrastructure to identify which lessons work for which students.

  • Ultimately, integrating this tool into our 2014-15 academic year will help us identify the best parts of our curriculum so we can share them with other programs that are bringing CS & coding into high schools.

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