Coding Rooms Blog

Discover the wonder and learning toys and games can bring to your computer science classroom.

A Toy Story

April 5, 2022
Karen Latimer
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Learn about the five key ways Coding Rooms supports new computer science teachers.

How does Coding Rooms Support New Computer Science Teachers?

March 24, 2022
Courtney Johnson
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How can we assess students with disabilities in computer science classrooms?

Differentiating CS Lesson 3 - Product

March 17, 2022
Sangmin Pak
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Learn how automated feedback can improve teacher and student experience in your classroom.

How Automated Feedback Improves the Classroom Experience

March 10, 2022
Evan Sayles
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Coding Rooms was at SIGCSE 2022

Were you at SIGCSE 2022 last week?

March 7, 2022
Samar Kal Youssef
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How can we teach CS to students with disabilities in a more meaningful way?

Differentiating CS Lesson 2 - Process

February 23, 2022
Sangmin Pak
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University of Texas at Dallas panel discussion with Coding Rooms Founder and CEO Sasha Varlamov.

UTD and Coding Rooms; an entrepreneurial discussion

February 21, 2022
Samar Kal Youssef
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Get tips on how to build regex (regular expressions) and use them for Input/Output test on Coding Rooms IDE.

Using Regex for Input/Output Tests

February 17, 2022
Patrick Barton
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Coding Rooms supports The City University of Hong Kong department of electrical engineering Hour of Code

An Hour of Coding with Coding Rooms in Hong Kong

February 15, 2022
Samar Kal Youssef
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Coding Rooms joins CSTA's CS Across the Curriculum Summit

CS Across the Curriculum Summit 2022

February 14, 2022
Samar Kal Youssef
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Finding activities that are both educational and engaging for students is a key to success in any classroom. In CS, it may be a bit easier to find as there are numerous activities available that meet both criteria!

Insightful Activities to Engage Students

February 8, 2022
Sherri L. Smith
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Did someone say… differentiation? Don’t hide! Here are some tips to differentiate CS content in your lessons!

Differentiating CS Lesson 1 - Content

January 31, 2022
Sangmin Pak
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A quick run-down on unit testing: its benefits, drawbacks, and how to use it as you teach or learn.

JUnit for Teachers and Students - What Java Unit Testing Is and How it Works

January 24, 2022
Evan Sayles
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There are so many lucrative opportunities in the world of computer science. The work, salary, education, and job outlook will vary by specific career. While career exploration is listed in many CS standards, the emphasis and enthusiasm that we are able to provide will benefit our students.

CS Career Exploration

January 14, 2022
Sherri L. Smith
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A quick read for anyone whose code produces the dreaded “FileNotFound” error when attempting to access a data file.

Understanding Relative File Paths

January 10, 2022
Kathryn Perry
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Keys to a successful computer science classroom! Tips to both engage and instruct your students. Have them leave the lab with greater confidence and computing skills!

Classroom Culture and Student Confidence

January 3, 2022
Sherri L. Smith
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Recommendations for teachers or loved ones looking for a great present for a student in a computer science class.

4 Books that Make Great Gifts for Computer Science Students

December 28, 2021
Evan Sayles
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Discover strategies to help create a gender-balanced, unbiased, diverse, and equitable CS classroom.

Using Computer Science History to Change the Face of IT

December 19, 2021
Karen A. Latimer, BSc. BEd.
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Computer Science is increasingly competitive with a low retention rate in colleges.

Is Beginning to Learn How to Code in College Too Late? (how to become a computer programmer)

October 28, 2021
Angela Qu
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Coding Rooms is the more customizable tool compared to CodeHS for teaching Computer Science.

[CodeHS vs. Coding Rooms] CodeHS Alternative for Computer Science

December 23, 2020
Angela Qu
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What zyLabs lacks in product features, Coding Rooms has.

[zyLabs vs. Coding Rooms] zyBooks zyLabs Alternative for Computer Science

November 17, 2020
Angela Qu
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Updates on our conferencing functionalities:

Coding Rooms Product Update (November 5th)

November 5, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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What zyBooks lacks in interactive tooling, Coding Rooms has.

[zyBooks vs. Coding Rooms] zyBooks Alternative for Programming Classes: Coding Rooms

November 3, 2020
Angela Qu
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Help getting started with the Coding Rooms instances beta feature

Instances (Beta) Help

November 2, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Zoom is just not built for teaching programming classes.

3 Reasons Why Zoom Online Teaching Does Not Work for Programming

November 1, 2020
Angela Qu
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A comprehensive guide to exporting Replit Classroom data to migrate to other classroom management tools

Replit Classroom Export Data and Migration - Comprehensive Guide

October 31, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Convert an int/int64 to a string in GoLang

GoLang Int to String

October 29, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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[Zoom vs. Coding Rooms] Need for Smart Engagement Metrics in EdTech; Student Accessibility at an All-time Low.

[Zoom vs. Coding Rooms] Need for Smart Engagement Metrics in EdTech

October 27, 2020
Angela Qu
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Learn about the basics of what open source education is and how you can leverage it

What is Open Source Education

October 26, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn about decentralized education

What is Decentralized Education

October 24, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn how to use geo libraries in Python (basemap) by plotting fires in California

Using Geo Libraries in Python (Basemap)

October 23, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn from industry professionals tips on how to get better at problem solving as a developer

The Key to Getting Better at Problem Solving as a Developer

October 22, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn The 8 essential tips for the AP Computer Science Exam that no one told you from a former AP CS student.

The 8 Essential Tips for the AP Computer Science Exam that No One Told You!

October 21, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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As a developer, it should almost be a requirement to spend at least 7-minutes a day becoming a faster, better, and more knowledgeable programmer. Here's how to do it!

The 7-minute Programmer Workout

October 20, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn the 3 Secrets of self-studying for the AP Computer Science Exam that no one told you from a former AP CS student who also self-studied for their exam.

The 3 Secrets of Self-studying for the AP Computer Science Exam

October 20, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Our story of how we tried (and failed) to find a modern, human-readable courseware standard, so we built one! The rationale behind the EXL Open Courseware Standard.

In Search of an Open Courseware Standard (EOCS)

October 19, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn how to build impactful learning content

How to Build Impactful Learning Content

October 16, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn from industry professionals some tips to help you become a more effective developer

How to Become an Effective Developer

October 15, 2020
Stan Varlamov
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Learn how to become a professional software developer

How to Become a Professional Software Developer

October 14, 2020
Stan Varlamov
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Learn how to handle runtime errors in Java

Runtime Errors Java

October 8, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn how to use the directory data type with for loops in Python

Python Dictionary with For Loop

October 7, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn how to use nested loops in JavaScript

Nested Loops JavaScript

October 6, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn how to iterate through a 2D array in Java

Iterating Through 2D Array Java

October 5, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn how to create a virtual programming classroom.

How to Create a Virtual Programming Classroom

October 4, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn how to get the length of a 2D array in Java

2D Array Length Java

October 3, 2020
Sasha Varlamov
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Learn why these organizations choose Coding Rooms as their next-generation learning platform.