Kodris is a platform which is established with the purpose of teaching coding to children from 7 to 16.
Using coding and algorithm, children acquire 21st-century skills like the ability to consider problems from different perspectives to find solutions, to think in a systematical and creative way and to offer the shortest solutions. When students understand the logic of algorithm, they realize that everything occurs in a certain order and those essential things do not happen when there is no certain order. Coding is not only limited to computer sciences, but it is also very important in terms of interdisciplinary interaction.
Many developed countries that realized the importance of the skills of our era such as algorithmic thinking, analytical thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving, design-oriented thinking have made a radical change in their education systems. Countries such as USA, UK, France, Finland, Germany, South Korea, Israel have added coding courses to education curriculum since primary school with the purpose of developing coding skills at an early age in order to train new individuals equipped with 21st-century skills.
The Kodris platform basically provides e-learning opportunities aiming to form a basis for advanced computer skills required at the primary and secondary education level, by improving the algorithmic/computational thinking skills of the students.
Kodris is a game-based online e-learning platform to teach an algorithm and the actual coding language. It has a certain curriculum and student-teacher interaction opportunity. Kodris has also been updated with the feedbacks obtained from the experience of students studying in private and public schools.
National and international literature as a review was made when creating the Kodris platform. It has been evaluated several times thanks to the schools and universities that we cooperated with. Overseas practices were examined on-site in order to achieve the best results. Our Curriculum is accredited by one of Turkey's best university, Ankara University.
- To teach students build-up algorithms and coding the algorithms created,
- To teach students thinking analytically based on computational thinking,
- We aim to develop the ability to solve problems most short way.
The critical points we take into consideration while determining the teaching techniques that we use in Kodris:
- We have sorted our subjects from the easiest to the difficult, from the simple to complex and from known to unknown.
- We have created an effective, fun and game-based learning environment by using background sound.
- Thanks to our intelligent tracking system, we have developed a system that automatically evaluates and scores the solutions found by the students.
- We have a live support service to respond to any inquiries regarding Kodris.
One of the major differences of the Kodris platform is that it can supports text-based and block-based coding simultaneously while learning the Python programming language. Thanks to the smart control system, students' learning level is followed.
Python is the most preferred programming language for newcomers to coding thanks to its easy-to-understand syntax. Our students can develop software independently from the platform in Python programming language with the information they learn with Kodris.
Age groups and learning styles are taken into consideration while it is for the scenes of our curriculum prepared according to each level.
In Kodris, there is a “Teacher Panel” where you can follow your students' task solutions detailly. Lesson plans are prepared for you in the teachers' guide that will help you process your lessons efficiently.
Our students help our 16 characters complete their tasks using the 3-dimensional isometric platform in Kodris. These 16 characters consist of the main characters and other characters that are created as the allies or challengers of the main characters. At the same time our students helping the characters reach their goals, they learn the Python language.
With a team consisting of young people who are open to innovations and who love to make researches, Kodris continues to work by constantly renewing itself.