Introducing the New Thimble, an Educational Code Editor for Teaching and Learning the Web

September 18, 2015
By Educator Innovator

The redesigned Thimble—a tool for teaching and learning web literacy in a simple, hands-on and visual fashion—includes a better code editor, a rich platform for educators to build curriculum on, a sleeker look and feel, a more guided learning experience, and so much more. Users can write and edit HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on the left side of the screen, and watch their code come to life on the right. Thimble is a free, open-source tool from our partner Mozilla Webmaker.

“Thimble exemplifies the hands-on, collaborative learning philosophy at the core of Mozilla’s work. Thimble can be used by educators to create a customized and interactive classroom experience, or used by independent learners eager to teach themselves via step-by-step tutorials. All of Thimble’s creations are open source and fully remixable. And Thimble itself is free and open source, always. In 2014, Thimble was recognized with the ON for Learning Award from Common Sense Media, an accolade for outstanding digital media products that educate and engage young people.”

By Hannah Kane

Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at Mozilla Webmaker