TEL AVIV, Israel / NEW YORK (PRWEB) May 15, 2018
CodeMonkey, a game-based learning environment that teaches students 8 years and up computer programming, announces the winning teams of Code Rush. Code Rush, a US nationwide coding competition for elementary and middle schools, attracted teams from all over the nation.
Between February and March, thousands of students and hundreds of teams from all over the U.S. participated in Code Rush. During this month-long competition, participants solved a progressive series of 150 coding challenges through collaborative play and problem-solving to learn to read and write in CoffeeScript, a real programming language.
This year, Code Rush, featured a mix of Coding Adventure and brand-new challenges that foster students’ ability to write code and higher-level thinking. National leaderboards were published throughout February and March. In an effort to win, teams solved competition challenges during any free-time, specifically lunch and after school.
Winners received an annual CodeMonkey classroom subscription, a Flocabulary subscription, Makey Makey Go kit and official trophy plaque from CodeMonkey.
Code Rush Grades 3-5 Winners
1. Mrs.Hiran's SNSJC Fire Coders, St. Nicholas School in Jersey City, NJ
2. Papaikouders, Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole Elementary & Intermediate School in Papaikou, HI
3. Code Rush Southview Bulldogs from Southview Elementary School in Kearney, MO
4. Ms. Parrasch's Amazing Coders from Eleanor Van Gelder School in Edgewater, NJ
5. Ms. Parrasch's Awesome Coders from Eleanor Van Gelder School in Edgewater, NJ
6. Master Monkeys from Eastern Intermediate School in Beaver, OH
7. Eastern Code Bros from Eastern Intermediate School Beaver, OH
8. Grayson Gryphons 3-5 Coding Team from The Grayson School in Broomall, PA
9. Schechter's 2018 Code Rush Team from Schechter School of Long Island in Jericho, NY
10. SSLI'S 2018 Code Rush Team from Schechter School of Long Island in Jericho, NY
Code Rush Grades 6-8 Winners
1. Mrs.Hiran's SNSJC Fire Sparklers from St. Nicholas School in Jersey City, NJ
2. Shoreless Lake School Wisconsin from Shoreless Lake School in Sauk City, WI
3. Code of the Wolverines from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Riverside, CA
4. Churchville Coderz 2.0 Girlz from Churchville Middle School in Elmhurst, IL
5. Churchville Coderz 2.0 Boyz from Churchville Middle School in Elmhurst, IL
6. Martino Code Masters 2018 from Alex M. Martino Jr. High School in New Lenox, IL
7. Code Rush Team 1 - WAIS from Westchester Academy for International Studies in Houston, TX
8. Grayson Gryphons 6-8 Coding Team from The Grayson School in Broomall, PA
9. The Magic School Bus from John Muir Middle School in Burbank, CA
10. Flamin' Bananas from Homeschool Academy in Katy, TX
“My students thoroughly [enjoyed] CodeRush and they literally rush[ed] into the classroom every Monday and Thursday afternoon to see what their new challenges will be! I have a mix of students from 3rd and 4th grade and we use this as an opportunity for an after school club to help gain more interest in coding, particularly with our girls! My students have learned so much already and are already applying the skills they have learned to their work in school including discussing variables in Math and sequencing in Language Arts. They have lead discussions and help to their fellow teammates and have shown me that coding really can bridge so many different aspects of school life together.” - Sammi Westerlind, Code Rush Heroes, from McGinnis Woods Country Day School in Alpharetta, Georgia
CodeMonkey has previous experience in the execution of large-scale, educational competitions. In partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Education, CodeMonkey introduced more than 250,000 students each year to computer science in the National Cyber Championship in 2016, 2017 & 2018. Code Rush in the U.S. marks the entrance of an internationally successful, game-based learning platform for introducing children to fundamental coding skills through play.
CodeMonkey provides students as young as eight years old a platform where they can start text-based coding in a game-based format without any previous coding courses. Founded in 2014, CodeMonkey products are designed to maximize engagement and user experience to introduce students to foundational computer programming skills. Using real programming languages and scalability for all learning environments, CodeMonkey provides a turnkey solution for educators by offering basic training, management and reporting tools, automatic grading and detailed tutorials for teachers and real time feedback for students. CodeMonkey has introduced computer science skills through play to millions of students worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.playcodemonkey.com and follow @CodeMonkeySTU on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.