An interactive online platform for beginners
Portland Public Schools
...In a word: students like the Blackbird platform. I've taught coding with other popular resources, but Blackbird is more pedagogically effective...
Hybrid & distance learning ready
Blackbird is browser-based so students can use it with any computer, at school or at home.
Teachers get a full learning management system (LMS)
Monitor progress, review code, manage classes, and more — all through our easy-to-use platform.
Students can learn at their own pace and collaborate with peers
Learn better with supportive lessons, open-ended guided projects, and a self-led code workshop.
Three critical problems Blackbird solves
1. When you make mistakes
Traditional platforms give confusing error messages.
Blackbird has hundreds of unique, easy-to-understand error messages designed for beginners.
2. When you get stuck
When traditional platforms don't accept your code, there can be no way forward.
Blackbird's Show me feature gives you a correct line of code where you need it, allowing you to continue at crucial moments in the learning process.
3. When things get complicated
Debugging is a critical skill in coding, but traditional platforms don't have debuggers.
Blackbird has a beginner-friendly debugger integrated with the lessons.