CodePen is an ideal environment for educators to teach front-end design and development. CodePen is a playground for the front end side of the web. It’s all about inspiration, education, and sharing.
Need to build a reduced test case to demonstrate and figure out a bug? CodePen is great for that. Want to show off your latest creation and get feedback from your peers? CodePen is great for that. Want to find examples of a particular design pattern for your project? CodePen is great for that.
CodePen is entirely in the browser. It will work on any computer with a modern web browser. There is nothing to install. There are no upgrades you’ll ever have to download and run.
Even better, many students have their own computers. CodePen will work in the classroom, and then students can continue work at a lab, at home, or on any other computer right on CodePen. It will be the exact same environment with all their saved work.