Launch Pad

K–5 computer science education.

Prepare your K–5 classroom for lift-off with Launch Pad by Skill Struck.

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Launch Pad Overview

Helping teachers and students soar through elementary computer science education

Our library of auto-graded activities provides teachers with the freedom they need to focus on individual students.

Grade-level lesson plans give standards-driven classrooms a roadmap that is packed with activities and discussions to keep students on track for the next level (and includes "side-quests" for advanced students).

Launch Pad's key features

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SPRITE
PUZZLES
BLOCK TO SYNTAX
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AUTOGRADER
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GAMES
Sprite puzzles to help students get familiar with coding

Drag and drop puzzles can be a great way for students to get familiar with coding. These dynamic activities, where students can switch between block and syntax help build the computational thinking foundations, like algorithms, loops, and sequences.

Block-based to syntax coding for all learners

Blocks can get boring. Launch Pad allows students to switch between blocks and syntax and makes coding accessible by providing students with the opportunity to write, analyze, and debug code using our puzzles and code playground.

Autograder for teachers

Skill Struck challenges, lessons, and projects are automatically graded in real time. This allows students to receive immediate feedback and gives teachers more time to engage with students.

With the auto-grader as a guide, students and teachers can get immediate feedback without needing to be expert at coding themselves.

Games to keep students engaged

Engage students with various games, activities, and challenges to help master their computer science skills and have some fun while they learn!

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Here's what our partners say

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"Having a mapped out, structured way to learn and experience the computer science curriculum really freed up time for me to give students one-on-one attention."

Scott Couch
CS Teacher at Maeser Prep Academy

“My first day training with Skill Struck’s teacher-instructor was amazing. I learned so much! I had a lot of questions regarding computer science implementation; they answered all my questions and more. Skill Struck is reliable when working with teachers!”

Shawn Caine
CS Lead, Garfield School District

"The students like the platform and they are progressing through the lessons. We have students picking up coding for the first time and they are enjoying it and following along easily. I really like that Skill Struck has a lot of extra activities and challenges for my more advanced students so I can spend more time with the students that need help."

Jahi Garner
Integrated Math Teacher, Palm Middle School

“The program and the people behind it are innovative, intelligent, and organized. The platform is very user-friendly and l have been able to guide my students easily through the curriculum.”

Dillon Gilpin
High School CS Teacher, Duchesne County School District

“I have really enjoyed being able to view a student’s code at one click of a button. So if students email me and let me know they are struggling, I can open their code and give them immediate and specific feedback.”

Coach Lambert
Middle School CS Teacher, Layton Academy

“I've seen a lot of benefits with using Skill Struck this last semester. Having a mapped out, structured way to learn and experience the computer science curriculum really freed up time for me to give students one-on-one attention.”

Scott Couch
CS Teacher, Maeser Prep Academy
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"For the teachers it's great, they can go back and see how students are progressing and it has auto-grading built in, so that is really effective because going back to read and grade multiple lines of code can take an extensive amount of time. It is helpful for the students as well to be able to auto-grade their own code because we want them to be self-guided learners."

Donna Woods
CTE Cyber Pathway Instructor, Moreno Valley USD