I have spent approximately seven hours trying to plod my way through the Tea Cozy Assignment. I’m extremely frustrated with it, and at this point, I’ve simply given up on ever getting the “Locations” section of the webpage to look right, and I’m just moving on to the next lesson. (Unlike most of you, I’m not learning this as a career).
The Tea Cozy assignment can be found here:
But that’s not the point of this post. Rather, it’s an example of a larger issue. The point is that Codecademy needs to post a walk-through video on this assignment! The “Get Unstuck” button just directs us to the forums, which, for this assignment, contain a lot of “Help I’m stuck” posts. There’s a YouTube video that walks through this, but uses very little flex, and uses code that Codecademy hasn’t taught us yet.
When the students don’t understand something, we need to be able to ask the teacher. Having the teacher (in this case, Codecademy) shrug and say, “Try to figure it out by asking other confused students” doesn’t cut it. This is especially true when the students are paying for an education, and doubly true when those students are expecting to learn enough about the topic to base their careers on the knowledge imparted by the teacher. Codecademy, get off your butts and give us a walk through on this assignment.