Codio's Latest Product Improvements

By Freddy May on Jun 6, 2017 3:30:19 PM

We have recently made a number of improvements and changes to the Codio platform. As always, we are very interested to hear feedback. If you have any suggestions, please email us at help@codio.com 

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Product Update: Improvements to Codio's Authoring Tools based on your feedback

By Freddy May on May 4, 2017 9:54:47 AM

Based on your feedback we have added two new features to our unique curriculum authoring tool within Codio called Codio Guides. 

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Another product update from Codio: MOOC Courses, Free Text Assessments and HTML Guide Pages

By Freddy May on Mar 27, 2017 12:41:48 PM

MOOC Courses. Improvement to Content Authoring. New Assessment Type.  

Thinking about putting your MOOC courses online? Get in touch with us at help@codio.com. We've also added a free text area for a new assessment type. And you can now author content purely in Html.

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Codio announces five product upgrades based on your feedback

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Mar 8, 2017 5:04:50 PM


Recent Improvement Features

At Codio we are continually upgrading and adding features based on your feedback. Here are a few great features and improvements that are now released. 

  1. New set-up guide and a view from a student's perspective
  2. New curriculum for high school and middle school mapped to CSTA Standards 
  3. Download individual files
  4. Improvements to guides and content authoring in Codio 
  5. Update to Units
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Codio releases curriculum fully mapped to the CSTA Standards and K12 CS Framework

By Jill Coddington on Feb 23, 2017 10:52:49 AM


Joint Press Release by Codio and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) 

London, UK and Albany, New York 

Codio releases a full set of teaching resources mapped to the 2016 Interim CSTA Standards and K12 CS Framework. The new curriculum is integrated into the Codio resource platform designed for computer science education. The project was lead by Daniel Moix, a standing member of the CSTA Standards Committee. CSTA's mission is to empower, engage and advocate for K-12 computer science teachers worldwide. Codio's mission is to provide teachers with the resources and tools to help prepare students fo the digital economy. 

View our online demonstration by our Senior Education Manager, Jill Coddington. 

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Three More Coding Challenges

By Thomas Smith on Feb 22, 2017 3:34:09 PM

Following on from the five coding challenges added to Codio are three slightly more difficult challenges. While the original five were aimed at beginners, the new ones are for those with intermediate programming skills. Once you're logged in to Codio you can find all the challenges here: Coding Challenges

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Codio: A CSTA Member Benefit

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Feb 9, 2017 3:44:35 PM

Originally Published in the CSTA Voice

Volume 13 Issue 1, Newsletter Content

By  Daniel Moix & Stephanie Hoeppner

Have you been looking for a way to flip your classroom? Or do you need a strategy to differentiate instruction for various groups of students during a class period? These are challenges we all face. Codio offers solutions.

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Build a Music Player - New Project for Middle School

By Thomas Smith on Feb 3, 2017 1:41:22 PM

Making websites is fun, well at least I think so. When I was a teacher, I made sure to include a web development topic with my students ages 12-14, so that students had the opportunity to learn HTML and CSS. 

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WIDE for your own PiDe

By Eliza Griscom on Jan 5, 2017 4:34:04 PM

Have you heard of the initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which provides support for the Innovative Professional Development (iPD) Challenge? View the article in "MDRC: Building Knowledge to Improve Social Policy"

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A student coder just told us Codio is one of the three gears that makes the Internet work.

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Dec 5, 2016 9:50:39 AM

Press Release 

London, UK and Atlanta, USA

A kid coder at Coded By Kids just shared with us his project website of dragons and books that he created by using Codio.  He learns how to code one hour per week at Coded By Kids, a non-for-profit that teaches kids how to code in Philadelphia. Coded by Kids uses Codio in their classes. His teacher is really proud of him. And so are we. That's why Codio is here. 

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New Codio curriculum maps to the K-12 CS Framework

By Freddy May on Nov 22, 2016 10:56:30 AM

 

Codio's new K12 CS-mapped curriculum:

Back in July 2016, we announced our partnership with the CSTA giving teachers across the USA free access to the Codio platform for professional development purposes. We are now delighted to make another major announcement.

Free Trial

 

 

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Professional Development: Structured choice = happy [engaged, productive, inspired] student

By Eliza Griscom on Nov 3, 2016 1:14:45 PM


 How’s this for a thought?  The more choice one offers their students, the happier their students are. Infusing student choice into one’s classroom is something educators have long discussed, and one key element is also being sure to structure those choices so they also always work for YOU, the teacher, as well.

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Hour of Code - 20% Special Offer

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Nov 1, 2016 3:23:33 PM


BUY BEFORE THE END OF DECEMBER:

The pace of change in computer science education is relentless - the transition to new curriculum frameworks and the need for a complete infrastructure set-up is needed at a click of a button. Coding has never been more in the spotlight.

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Using Codio in your Blended Learning Classroom

By Eliza Griscom on Oct 28, 2016 2:17:50 PM

Blended learning classes combine a mix face-to-face and web-based instruction, where 30%-70% of the instruction is delivered fully online

Topics: K12 CSTA
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Professional Development: How to learn Java, Python, JS, Blockly and more with Codio

By Eliza Griscom on Oct 21, 2016 2:59:59 PM


Trying to stay a few steps ahead of your students in your computer classroom?  

Do they seem to be one step ahead of you when talking about coding? Come learn a language --- on us-- and don’t worry about any software installations or conflicts with the computing devices used in your classroom- we’ve got your covered!

 

 

Codio offers CS teachers free access to our open source course material for your own professional development.

Our web-based IDE or integrated development environment allows you to forget about the headaches of downloading SDKs and troubleshooting things like .jar files for installation on your computing device, whatever it may be-- Mac or PC or Android.No more installing on a local machine and hoping it behaves!

Our platform lets you learn about -- and program in -- many different languages and have large amounts of space on our Ubuntu server for storing and sharing your projects.

No more running out of disc space either. It’s ON US!

Check out Codio for your own professional development-- and learn to stay one step ahead of your students- by working through our open source courses on Java, Python, Javascript, HTML/CSS and more!

 

FOR NORTH AMERICAN TEACHERS: 

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UNITED KINGDOM TEACHERS

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Topics: K12
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Five Python Coding Challenges For You and Your Students

By Thomas Smith on Oct 11, 2016 3:44:57 PM

Teaching Computer Science can be difficult, especially if it’s not your first subject and you have little, if any programming experience.
This also makes the task of conceiving ideas to allow your students to develop their skills difficult. In an effort to help you, I have collated five “coding challenges” that you can offer to your students. They are suitable for those learning to program for the first time.

Did you know? These challenges are available right now on Codio. With a Codio subscription (or free trial), you can take advantage of our classroom management features and share these challenges with your students quickly and easily. As a teacher you will also get to see a solution to each challenge and recommendations for extension tasks.

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CSTA CS framework helps fix the CS education system that failed our kids

By Cabe Atwell on Oct 10, 2016 3:38:00 PM

Summary: In response to what the CSTA called an “unacceptable” computer science education system, it released a framework that promises to prepare our children for the digital world they will inherit.

Topics: K12 CSTA
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A Quick Look at OCR's J276 Computer Science Specification

By Thomas Smith on Oct 5, 2016 12:21:06 PM


 - Product Upgrade Announcement 

We're really excited here at Codio to be releasing our resources to support the teaching of OCR's new J276 Computer Science course. In comparison to J275, this course places a greater emphasis on mathematical skills, computational thinking and problem solving. It also promises to be more relevant in today's society and be an enjoyable course for students.

I've taken a quick look at the specification to see what is in store for teachers and students and highlighted a few topic areas that stand out for me. Also, remember you can take a trial to see the content for yourself. 

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Data Science is the next BIG STEM career

By Cabe Atwell on Oct 5, 2016 12:16:48 PM

Summary:  Data science curriculum is on the rise. New research found the subject is the “sexiest,” fastest growing STEM undergraduate major, potentially to ensure American workers can adequately fill Big Data jobs. 

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Open Source Day: OSD@GHC

By Eliza Griscom on Sep 28, 2016 2:36:47 PM

 

This post is in honor of Grace Hopper, also known as "Amazing Grace", who inspires the Anita Borg Institute's Grace Hopper Conference in the US.


This year’s Grace Hopper Conference or Celebration of Women in Computing extravaganza is happening soon in Houston, Texas, USA (October 19-21). While I have not had the good fortune to attend (yet), I have voraciously read-all-about-it for years now

This year’s conference (I want to write festivities) appear even more exciting than in years past, especially as I read on Chic Techies blog “The demand is so crazy that the general tickets for the Grace Hopper Conference 2016 got sold within 15 mins of them being released!” Can this be true? I believe it!

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Recap of the recent White House Briefing on CSforAll

By Eliza Griscom on Sep 16, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Focus on Computer Science Education

Codio begins work with US Computer Science Teachers through the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) partnership just as the White House announces a new Computer Science for All (CSforAll) initiative nationwide!

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Staying ahead of tech savvy students

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Sep 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

By Amy Box
Head of Schools Liaison

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Computational Thinking Game by Codio

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Sep 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

By Amy Box
Head of Schools Liaison

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Top Tips for Coding in Schools

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Sep 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM

By Amy Box,

Head of Schools Liaison

“First solve the problem. Then, write the code.”

Waseem Latif, Computer Scientist and Entrepreneur

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Using Codio to teach Data Science

By Freddy May on Aug 15, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Data Science is rapidly growing in popularity both in companies and in academia. So what exactly is Data Science and how does Codio take Data Science out of the realm of the weird and wonderful and help students get their hands dirty?

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New "Grading Rubric" improves grading speed and consistency

By Freddy May on Aug 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM

We have just released an important feature that helps achieve a consistent and rapid approach to grading coding assignments.

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Teaching students to get under the hood using Codio

By Freddy May on Jul 27, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Codio is a wonderful way of making Computer Science and coding very approachable. You can banish stack setup and configuration thanks to Stacks and Starter Packs, so first year students or school kids are able to code from anywhere, freed from the horrors of machine setup.

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Code Plagiarism or Code Collaboration? Why Fair use sometimes isn't really fair

By Cabe Atwell on Jul 20, 2016 12:00:00 AM

By Cabe Attwell, Codio Contributing Editor

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Codio provides FREE access to the CSTA community for teacher professional development

By Phillip Snalune on Jul 11, 2016 12:00:00 AM

12th July 2016, San Diego

Announced today at the CSTA 2016 annual conference in San Diego, California, the Computer Science Teacher Association (USA) and Codio have formed an agreement to provide free access to Codio for all CSTA K-12 teacher members.

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Codio supports teachers with free access for the CAS community

By Phillip Snalune on Jul 8, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Impact in Computer Science education is most often spoken about in terms of student attainment or widening access to computer science for communities who would otherwise lack the resources to learn. Codio is already active in helping to extend access to CS education. We support CodedbyKids in Philadelphia, USA.

CAS Member? Codio is Free for Professional Development.

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Codio Open Sources Teaching Content

By Freddy May on Jul 8, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Codio is an unrivalled platform for teaching and coding at all levels. It is a wonderful resource for students wanting to create any number of coding projects using any programming languages or technologies. And teachers have extensive administrative features for managing students, accessing their code, grading their work and much more.

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Codio’s LMS integration delivers significant course admin benefits

By Freddy May on Jun 23, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Our latest release is a big one. Codio can now be fully integrated with any LMS platform that supports the LTI interface.

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Summer Special - 20% off Codio

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Jun 7, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Get set for September 2016 with Codio.

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Win free tickets to Roehampton Festival of Computing

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Jun 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Summer is a great time for teachers to attend networking events and to get new ideas for the next academic year.

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New "Install Software" feature

By Freddy May on May 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our easy-to-use Install Software feature. Available from the Tools menu, Install Software allows users to create scripts that can install or reconfigure software on any Codio box. These scripts can then be run by any user at any time.

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Product upgrades based on feedback from University professors

By Freddy May on May 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Codio recently sat down and chatted with Dr. Greg DeLozier, Adjunt Professor of Computer Science, about using Codio to teach Big Data at Kent State University.

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Manual grading of student projects released

By Freddy May on May 19, 2016 3:00:00 AM

Codio has now launched the first of its two part support for the manual grading of any type of coding project. The second part, coming in early June 2016, will add a 'grading rubric' that provides a grading framework when assigning grades, ensuring strong consistency when assigning grades especially when more than one person is grading a single project.

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Integrated debugger now available

By Freddy May on May 5, 2016 12:00:00 AM

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a brand new code debugging features within the Codio platform. Our debugger supports Java, Python, NodeJS, C, C++ and PHP.

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Codio launches Plagiarism feature

By Freddy May on Apr 20, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Codio launches plagiarism feature to detect cheating in programming classes.

There are various forms of student code copying, ranging from desirable collaboration through to straightforward cheating. Codio is pleased to announce the launch of a best-in-class plagiarism detection technology called Etector into its platform. The plagiarism checker is now available with any purchase of the Codio annual education licence. You can use it as part of your free 30 day trial or you can request a quick demo of our product.

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Codio Event: Python for Teachers - Developing Web Apps with Flask and SQLAlchemy - London

By Sean Packham on Apr 15, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Codio will be running a free, hands-on workshop for Computing teachers to level-up their Python skills by creating a database driven web application with Flask (a Python web framework) and SQLAlchemy (a Python SQL toolkit) using a Computational Thinking process. On completion, participants will be able to teach their students how to create a simple web application using Python, Flask and SQLAlchemy as part of KS3-KS5 curriculum.

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Team #UNIcode: Winners of the Codio sponsored BCUHack

By Sean Packham on Mar 18, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Congratulations to team #UNIcode who won both the Codio sponsored prize and the BCUHack grand prize with their excellent educational app which tests your Python skills with questions pulled from Twitter.

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Codio was there: BCUHack 2016

By Sean Packham on Mar 18, 2016 3:00:00 AM

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend BCUHack on behalf of the Codio team. Codio was one of the headline sponsors for Birmingham City University's first hackathon. The "leap year" themed hackathon kicked off on Monday 29 February and ended 24 hours later on the 1 March.

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Flode and JGraph

By Freddy May on Mar 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

In late 2015 we released our educational tool Flode, a fully functional, web-based flow charting tool. The big difference? Flode’s flowcharts execute like regular code. It comes with a visual debugger that lets you step through the flowchart, watches variables and outputs data to a console.

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How to create auto-marking code tests

By Sean Packham on Feb 26, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Our content team have created a comprehensive sample project which covers everything you need to know about creating auto-marking code tests. To get started using this teaching resource, fork the project by navigating to Project > Fork and selecting "Box and Project".

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Codio was there: StacsHack 2016

By Sean Packham on Feb 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Codio was a proud sponsor of StacsHack 2016, a student run hackathon at the University of St. Andrew's School of Computer Science. The 24 hour hackathon kicked off on Saturday morning with bagpipes!

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How to host a hackathon using Codio

By Sean Packham on Feb 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Codio is the perfect platform to host your next hackathon, whether it is a small University hack or a global gathering. This guide will show you how to use Codio's versatile organisation and class management tools to setup your hackathon in a few minutes.

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Special Offer - Buy before 31st March

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Feb 15, 2016 12:00:00 AM

                        Planning for '16-'17 Academic Year?    

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No problem. Buy a '16 - '17 academic licence before March 31st and you get to use Codio until September 2016 for FREE. This means you can use Codio now to help students prepare for exams.

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Codio Guides Part 2: Adding media to your online course

By Sean Packham on Feb 12, 2016 12:00:00 AM

In this second post in our series on how to create an online course using Codio Guides we will be showing you how to easily add media such as images and videos to your course. Part 1 covered the basics of Markdown, configuring pages and running code.

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Codio Guides Part 1: How to create an online course with Codio

By Sean Packham on Feb 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

This post is part of series which will show you how to create your own online course using Codio. This first post will cover the basics of adding content with Markdown, configuring page layouts and how to run code directly from a guide page allowing you to create powerful interactive learning material.

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Starter Packs: A guide on how to build reusable project templates

By Sean Packham on Feb 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM

In the previous post we showed you how to build reusable cloud software stacks for your team or students to instantly begin developing on difficult to setup technology stacks. Stacks snapshot the system, but not the project files in the workspace folder. In this post we are going to show you how to create Codio Starter Packs which bundle project files with a technology stack to create powerful reusable project templates.

This guide will continue from the previous project we created for our Lua stack. We will add some new Lua files and a readme file for users. Do you see the highlighted project files in the screenshot below, they will all be bundled into our starter pack.

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Codio Stacks: A guide on how to build reusable cloud software stacks

By Sean Packham on Feb 2, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Codio already makes it extremely easy to simply jump in and start coding through your browser without having to worry about setting up servers. With full sudo and terminal access custom software can easily be installed, but as more customisations are added the setup becomes more complicated for others to recreate. This is why we created Codio Stacks, by snapshotting your box you can create an instantly deployable custom software stack for your students or team. Our Stacks are comparable to Docker containers and can easily be shared and further customised.

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Introducing our new student dashboard

By Sean Packham on Jan 13, 2016 12:00:00 AM

It is important to us that our learning experience is as frictionless as possible. To achieve this goal we have created a simple single screen dashboard for students to take control of their studies and waste no time navigating interfaces.

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Curriculum Map for the OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Draft Specification (J276 Version 1)

By Sean Packham on Jan 7, 2016 12:00:00 AM

In our previous post we published a powerful teaching resource, our Curriculum Map for the OCR GCSE 2012 Computing Specification (J275 Version 1 April 2012), which maps the OCR J275 specification to Codio content with lesson plans and a flexible schema of work. Today we are publishing our Curriculum Map for the OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Draft Specification (J276 Version 1).

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Curriculum Map for the OCR GCSE 2012 Computing Specification (J275 Version 1 April 2012)

By Sean Packham on Dec 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Today, we begin a new series that will explore Codio’s rich teaching resources. Please view our Curriculum Map for the OCR GCSE 2012 Computing Specification (J275 Version 1 April 2012). This powerful spreadsheet showcases our excellent curriculum coverage and commitment to teaching Computing.

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BETT Award 2016 - Finalist

By Jennifer Bilec-Sullivan on Nov 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Teach Code. With Confidence. #edtech

We are so excited to be a Bett Award 2016 finalist. The Bett Awards honour the most effective and pioneering technology companies and solutions that support education. Codio has been nominated in the "ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessments" web-based classroom category.

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Lexikon lets you lookup programming language statements instantly

By Freddy May on Aug 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Codio's brand new Lexikon support deepens and enriches the teaching and learning experience with Codio - letting teachers and students lookup programming statements and functions instantly and without needing to leave Codio.

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Codio to debut "Crunch", a modern day alternative to Little Man Computer, at the CAS 2015 Annual Conference

By Phillip Snalune on Jun 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Freddy May to show a complete solution to teaching computer science confidently in the classroom.

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New Computing GCSE from OCR to prepare students for 21st century digital jobs

By Phillip Snalune on May 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Collaboration with Codio will provide teachers with the support they need to teach OCR’s new GCSE specification

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Codio & BCS Partnership

By Phillip Snalune on Apr 30, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Codio supports teachers studying for the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching

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OCR’s Rob Leeman discusses teaching the new computer science curriculum

By Phillip Snalune on Mar 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Today we're releasing the second in our series of short videos which provide expert comment on the best ways to teach computer science and coding in schools. Watch the new episode here

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Codio launches ‘Ask the Experts’ video series

By Phillip Snalune on Feb 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Team Codio continues to focus relentlessly on the needs of teachers, lecturers and students across the globe, as more and more education systems and markets embrace the study of computer science and computer programming.

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From repo to web IDE in one click - Codio & BitBucket integration makes editing code a breeze

By Phillip Snalune on Feb 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Yes, that’s right - you can now browse repos, and with one click, instantly launch your code in the Codio web IDE. No git commands, just a single click and hey presto!

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Codio & leading exam board OCR to collaborate on new Computing Tutorials & qualifications, in the UK & internationally

By Phillip Snalune on Jan 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Set to share centre stage at the BETT shows “Learn Live” sessions this week, we're thrilled to announce today that we're joining with exam board OCR, to announce a collaboration which aims to create new forms of content to support the Computer Science curriculum, as well as demonstrating the use of new technology for on-going course work assessment, and eventual vocational qualification assessment.

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Brand New Codio launches Instant Coding Environments

By Phillip Snalune on Dec 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The Codio dev team has been busily working away for months now with a relentless focus on making Codio the most indispensable IDE experience for our users – so today we’re thrilled to share with you the fruits of their work - a brand new Codio experience packed full of new functionality and engineered with a total focus on delighting you at every stage of the experience.

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Codio signals Education sector focus

By Phillip Snalune on Dec 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Today marks an important milestone for Codio as we announce our commitment to the education sector.

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Taking the pain out of teaching computer programming.

By Phillip Snalune on Nov 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Across the globe, there is growing talk of the need for the next language we teach our children to be coding or computer programming, perhaps ahead of (but not to the exclusion of) traditional ‘second or third language’ options such as French, Hindi or Mandarin Chinese. Code underpins so many of the products, services and applications we use everyday that a knowledge of the code and computational thinking that created them is becoming indispensable to understanding and operating in the modern world.

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Manual Save now enabled in Project Settings.

By Phillip Snalune on Oct 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM

At Codio we know that it’s often the little things about the interface and the development environment you use that make a big difference to your experience – ultimately it's about choice and flexibility.

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Always-on Boxes are now in beta.

By Phillip Snalune on Oct 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

We've been listening to many of our users who have projects that require boxes to be in a permanently active state, so today we’re pleased to announce the beta for Always-On Boxes.

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Codio's Phonegap Build integration exits beta.

By Phillip Snalune on Oct 7, 2014 3:00:00 AM

Today we’re excited to announce that mobile app development gets easier as Codio’s Phonegap Build integration officially exits beta.

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New user interface simplifies software install.

By Phillip Snalune on Oct 7, 2014 2:00:00 AM

At Codio we’re all about making your development experience as simple, intuitive and as easy to use as possible.

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Codio Guides

By Freddy May on Sep 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM

It may look like we have been a bit quiet recently, but we have in fact been building some major features, which will start coming off the production line in the next few weeks.

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Codio enhances developer collaboration with new Admin Permissions

By Freddy May on Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Today we're delighted to announce the addition of a new 'Administrator' permission, enabling project owners to assign full Codio box rights to their team members and fellow developer collaborators.

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Clonable Boxes

By Freddy May on Jul 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

We are excited to announce a feature that many have been asking for over the last couple of months. Clonable Boxes, which requires a Codio subscription, lets users configure a Codio Box in any way they like and then allow that Box to be cloned by other users so a complete environment is ready to run without any installations or configurations whatsoever.

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A new project dashboard

By Freddy May on Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Many Codio users have lots of projects and have been asking for a better way to locate an individual project. As a part of our Organizations support, which we'll be releasing imminently, we have revamped the main projects dashboard.

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BitBucket Integration

By Freddy May on Jun 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM

We are very pleased to announce a special type of integration with Atlassian's BitBucket. If you want see rather than read, then take a look at this video that shows it in action.

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More Box Parts Added

By Freddy May on Mar 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM

We're currently catching up on user requested Box Parts. Box Parts takes the pain out of installing software on your Box and is incredibly fast.

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Codio Boxes & Box Parts

By Freddy May on Feb 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

As previously announced, we have been squirrelling away on something really big over the last couple of months. Codio Boxes will provide a full-stack server-side development environment for each and every one of your Codio projects. It's in private beta right now and will be shipping later this month.

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Paid Subscriptions

By Freddy May on Jan 14, 2014 12:00:00 AM

We are extremely excited to announce that with immediate effect, you can now purchase a Codio Subscription! This means that for only $8 per month, you can continue to create and keep a truly unlimited number of private and public projects on Codio.

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Command Bar

By Freddy May on Dec 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM

If you're a Sublime Text user, you'll probably use the Command Palette (Cmd-Shift-P). This is a great way to access all commands from a single keyboard shortcut rather than digging around and trying to find what you want in all the various menu options. And if you don't know the keyboard shortcut for a particular command, it's a very fast way of discovering it without searching the menu or docs.

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Quick Open

By Freddy May on Nov 21, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Quick open (default is Cmd+O/Ctrl+O) also known as fast open, is a great way of opening files without the need to access the file tree. Press Cmd+O/Ctrl+O or select File >Open File from the menu and the quick open dialog will appear.

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Selective File Deployment

By Freddy May on Nov 21, 2013 6:00:00 AM

Although we like to push RSYNC as the fastest way of working with Codio, there are many users who want to work with hosting providers that only provide FTP access.

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SSH Public Key Management

By Freddy May on Nov 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Our focus is to make all aspects of the development process as smooth and easy as it possibly can be. One small but great example of something that is a real pain in the ass is the business of deploying public keys to a remote server.

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Developing Back End Code

By Freddy May on Nov 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Codio has everything you need to develop great front-end applications. But when it came to back-end stuff like Node, PHP, Ruby etc. there was a major decision about how to provide support for the back end.

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Deploy & Preview

By Freddy May on Nov 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM

We are constantly looking to streamline your development process when working in Codio, and this time we focused on the ease with which you can deploy and preview code, and in particular back-end code, such as PHP, NodeJS and Python. We've made some changes to the way to preview your code.

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Global Search and Replace

By Freddy May on Nov 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM

One big omission from Codio so far has been powerful search and replace functionality across your entire project. We've had search and replace in files, but up until now it's not been possible to search across all files within your project. Well, we've corrected this now.

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SSH Terminal

By Freddy May on Nov 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Codio has been focusing on building front-end applications. However, we've been busy adding lots of awesome features to make Codio a great environment for Node, PHP, Ruby and Python developers. One of the important new features is the ability to SSH into a remote server without ever leaving Codio.

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I Love Open Source

By Freddy May on Oct 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM

I want to briefly talk about an interesting metamorphosis - otherwise known as gross scope creep.

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Support for Parse.com

By Freddy May on Sep 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Codio is delighted to announce support for Parse.com. Developers can now write code in the world's best Web IDE and deploy it directly to Parse.com.

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Support added for CoffeeScript, Sass, SCSS etc.

By Freddy May on Jun 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM

We're pretty pleased with the latest addition to the Codio IDE. This time, we've added support for the following compiled language types (or whatever the correct collective description is)

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More thoughts on teaching kids to code

By Freddy May on Jun 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM

While we're very busy fashioning lovely new features into the Codio IDE, we are also trying to make some progress with our parallel project of getting kids (around 14 and over) to code.

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Snippets Released

By Freddy May on Jun 1, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Hot on the heels of Inline Preview comes support for Textmate style Snippets.

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Inline preview released

By Freddy May on May 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM

We've just deployed an inline preview capability. Just press Preview and a re-sizable panel will appear beneath your code.

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Emmet support added for hi-speed HTML and CSS coding

By Freddy May on May 24, 2013 12:00:00 AM

We have just added Emmet support for a whole range of features that really boost productivity when working with HTML and CSS. These features include expanding abbreviations into full HTML or CSS as well as some very powerful keyboard shortcuts.

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Codio:Annotations Released

By Freddy May on Apr 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM

We are really happy to announce the release of Codio:Annotations, and we don't think you'll have seen anything quite like this before. It is an amazing way of documenting code where you need to explain things through code examples. Tutorials, APIs, frameworks and libraries are the usual suspects.

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Codio:Annotations - Say it with a sample

By Freddy May on Apr 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM

While we were building the Codio IDE, we suddenly realized that we have in our hands a unique platform that helps people explain code - any programming language, any skill level, not just beginners. It is ideal for:

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