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JetBrains Educational Products for Teaching

This week we are celebrating teachers! Educators around the world not only teach their students, but help them lay a foundation for their futures. Teachers, we want to thank you for your hard work and express our enduring gratitude for the impact you are making.

We also want to remind you that JetBrains Educational Products are here for you! If you’re looking for innovative methods for teaching programming, if you’re struggling to find ways to help your students get enough practice, or if you want to give them your support even when you’re teaching remotely – you can do all of that with our Educational Products.

Educational IDEs and EduTools

Educational IDEs can help you share your knowledge and transfer programming skills in the form of code practicing tasks and integrated tests. These platforms come with all the productivity boosters a professional IDE offers, and you can use them absolutely for free! With our Educational IDEs and the EduTools plugin, you’ll get everything you need for teaching Java, Kotlin, Python, Scala, JavaScript, Rust, C/C++, and Go, with more languages to come.

Let’s take a look at how to leverage Educational IDEs and EduTools for your studies. Suppose you want to create a Python course for your students. You can do this right in PyCharm Edu, a free IDE for learning and teaching Python, or by utilizing the EduTools plugin in IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm, Android Studio, CLion, or GoLand. Once you’ve created your course, your next step is to add one or more lessons to it.

Structure each lesson as a list of tasks, with each task including a description, a file with the code for the exercise, a test file to check the solutions, and any other files your students need to complete the task.

For example, you can teach with the help of simple and effective “fill in the missing code” exercises.

You can also let students independently check their assignments with your integrated tests, and provide special hints in case they get stuck.

As you develop your learning materials, you can share them privately or publicly with your students. One way to share your courses publicly is through JetBrains Marketplace, a course repository where educators from all over the world can share their knowledge and skills. 

Read the Quickstart Guide for more details about Educational IDEs and the EduTools plugin.

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JetBrains Academy

JetBrains Academy can be a great additional learning resource for your students, as well as a great source of inspiration for your teaching. It provides a full hands-on programming experience with Java, Python, and other programming languages. With JetBrains Academy, learners study theory and immediately put it into practice by creating fully functional applications. Moreover, it offers:

  • 110+ projects that can strengthen the future developer’s GitHub profile.
  • 900+ educational single-concept topics that are connected with each other.
  • Personalized study plans to keep learners on track and focused on their goals.
  • Integration with JetBrains IDEs so learners get experience with professional development tools while learning to program.
  • Community of 330,000+ learners who are always there to provide support whenever anyone feels like one is stuck or needs motivation.

Give it a try with a free 7-day trial that can be extended by up to 2 months, and share it with your students if you like it. You can also shape the learning experience for thousands of our users! Become an author by creating topics and projects for JetBrains Academy. We always appreciate contributions and new ideas from the community.

Try JetBrains Academy

Free professional development tools

Are you a faculty member at an educational institution? If so, you can get access to all JetBrains IDEs and team tools for free! The JetBrains All Products Pack provides best-in-class tooling support for every major programming language and technology, allowing you to share your knowledge easily and effectively. Moreover, your students can also apply for free educational licenses! Find more details and apply for your license here.

We want to thank every teacher around the world for the hard work you do! If you have any questions about our Educational Products or need support in your endeavors, feel free to contact us at education@jetbrains.com. We are happy to help!

Keep evolving,
Your Educational Products team