The most effective
way to teach coding
Our platform was designed with education professionals to teach coding through a standards-forward approach
Teachers don't need prior experience
Designed to accelerate learning momentum
Fosters standards-aligned thinking practices
We've designed an intuitive and effective teaching platform with built-in learning tools that take the frustration out of learning text-based computer programming.
With friendly, informative error messages, pop out menus for more in-depth explanation, learning incentives, and a "Show Me" tool to keep learners from getting stuck, Blackbird's approach maintains learning momentum and makes learning to code fun.
Growth & Flexibility
Students can learn at their own pace, collaborate on projects, and eventually use our platform to write, test, and share their own code creations in our limitless sandbox environment.
Blackbird can be used as a stand alone tool or implemented as part of a complete computer science pathway in your school or district.
Our platform not only allows teachers without computer science experience to teach coding, but they can learn alongside their students as well.
With a robust Learning Management System, instructors can manage classes, track student progress, comment on projects and communicate with students.
Blackbird is browser-based, so it's hybrid and distance learning ready.
Our curricula are developed as a unique collaboration between educators and computer programming experts.
Every lesson is created to foster and reinforce CS, ELA, Math, Science, and Engineering practices recognized in CCSS, NGSS, and CSTA standards.
What our students are making
By Dillon T.
"My program sorts lines in order from least to greatest using the bubble sort technique."
Art with Cool Stuff
By Ray B.
"This program will paint the canvas with red and blue until they collide and make a purple and pink-ish color."