Who is Vidcode?
Vidcode is a social impact company founded by three women - an engineer, an educator, and an artist. We are now a global team that supports schools, libraries, and parents in leveraging our 300+ hours of online coding tutorials.
What is Vidcode?
Vidcode is a coding platform for 4th grade and up! We provide free curriculum, highly visual coding platform and teacher support. The curricular approach enables students to create video filters, simulations, augmented reality, and other creative projects – all while learning the fundamentals of computer science & web programming.
So what do students make?
Students code video filters, video games, special effects, celebrity name generators, haunted houses, simulations and more! Check out examples of student work.
What’s included in the program?
Over 300 open-ended, online coding tutorials paired with standards-aligned lesson plans, practices, discussions, assessments and project ideas.
Is Vidcode effective?
Yes! Vidcode is research-backed. Vidcode is supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). We are partnered with West Education. In our most recent study, Vidcode improved middle school students’ comprehension of core computer programming principles after just 10 hours on Vidcode.
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Are you Standards Aligned?
Vidcode was ranked #1 by the Education Alliance of Finland for our global computer science standards alignments. Our coding tutorials are aligned with CSTA, K-12 pathway, Common Core Math, TEKS, AP Computer Science Principles, ISTE, and NGSS standards.
Can I use Vidcode with other coding programs?
Vidcode can be used as a standalone cross-disciplinary coding course, Computational Media course, Intro to Programming course and AP CS prep course. We also offer curriculum that can be integrated into non-coding courses and maker spaces.
Is this student-led?
All of the tutorials are student-led, but there are also tools for teachers to lead discussions, presentations and unplugged activities outside of the tutorials.
There isn’t a computer science teacher at my school to teach this course.
That’s totally fine! Our teacher tools are created for non-technical teachers to use to run a coding course and assess work.
What courses do you offer?
Cross-disciplinary coding units, middle school computational media courses, high school intro to programming courses and AP computer science principles course prep. Get a course breakdown here.
Do I need to download a program to use Vidcode?
No downloads are necessary as the program is accessible through a website.
What do I need to run Vidcode?
Desktop or laptop, web browser (Chrome recommended), and an internet connection.
Can Vidcode run on a Chromebook?
How about a tablet?
Is Vidcode LTI-compliant?
Yes! Vidcode can be integrated into your LMS, and has built-in integrations with Google Classroom and Microsoft.
Do I need to know coding to teach Vidcode?
No prior knowledge of coding is necessary to use Vidcode. In fact, we often work with educators who are teaching code for the first time.
Do you have free materials?
We have 10 hours of free activities available when you create an account. Sign up at https://app.vidcode.com/signup
Wait, I still have questions!
No problem, you can request a time to speak with our team here.