For various reasons I’ve been experimenting with services that allow students to develop *and run* code in the browser.
Here’s some options I’ve looked at…
- Basic: http://www.quitebasic.com/ QuiteBasic is basic, but that’s in the name
- PythonAnywhere: https://www.pythonanywhere.com/ Python development
- PHPAnywhere: http://phpanywhere.net/ PHP development – looks to be defunct 😦
All the above avoid the need for local software install, the only requirement is an up-to-date browser (we have IE9 and Chrome installed on all student computers).
Currently, we’re using Koding with a Y12 group on a BTEC Web Server Scripting unit using PHP and MySQL. So far, so good. A big plus is the ability for students to carry on at home from where they left off in class. We’ll see how it goes…
Here’s some other options: