Application Craft's Codio cloud-based programming environment for limitless learning in secondary schools, FE and HE shortlisted in Innovator of the Year category, BETT 2015 Awards

 “I’d like to teach the world to code!” says Freddy May, whose company Application Craft, creators of Codio the cloud-based computer programming platform for coding in secondary schools, FE colleges and HE institutions, has been shortlisted in the BETT Awards 2015’ Innovator of the Year category.  Please click on this link to view the company’s YouTube video entry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JNhoVbmNAo&feature=youtu.be Considered by many as the most esteemed accolade in the industry, the BETT Awards showcase resources and companies to provide educators with the information, ideas and inspiration that are fundamental to the learning process.

Creating a storm in education and receiving the ’thumbs up’ from teachers and students alike, Codio features a comprehensive portfolio of programming languages and other software components, dedicated virtual servers and a large library of tutorial resources -  all accessible anywhere through any browser.

Designed to take the pain out of programming, Codio allows teachers to side step the time-consuming task of setting up numerous programming tools (stacks) for the various operating systems on every single Mac or PC within an ICT suite and on students’ own machines.  It also allows them to assign courses to specific classes, directly access student code stored on the cloud, assign marks and add notes anytime anywhere.

 

Unlike other players in the market that offer content orientated solutions, Codio provides teachers and students with limitless learning opportunities and a strong underlying coding platform similar to the ones used in industry making transition to employment a simple step.  It also supports the concept of ‘Open Source’ courses, allowing teaching content to be shared globally and copied and modified without restriction.

 

Commenting on Codio, Thomas Smith, Head of Computing, Caistor Grammar School, said, “Codio makes the process of teaching coding to students so simple - its accessibility is a really big selling point for me because everything I need is contained within its virtual environment.”

 

Harry, one of his students said, “The most exciting thing about programming is its lack of boundaries ….you can go so far with it and learn so much!”

Concluding, Freddy May, said, “From life changing technologies to socially revolutionary applications, code is the centrepiece for industry, as we know it today – it is vital that we equip the next generation with the skills to compete in a global marketplace.  Making this journey easy for students and teachers alike has been the key to our success”

The BETT 2015 Awards - which will be hosted by Josh Widdecombe, star of Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’, ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘Live at the Apollo - are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 21st January 2015 at The Brewery, London EC1Y.

 

     
   
   
 
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