Bring code to life with circuits, robots, Minecraft, and more
Pros: Great connection between code and hardware, easily switch from block- to text-based commands.
Cons: Must buy peripherals/hardware for most uses; core subject teachers may find it hard to integrate.
Bottom Line: Once you purchase the hardware, MakeCode opens doors to an incredible diversity of coding applications.
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