Thank you for the info and links! I would love the know the trade-offs between the app and the web version if that is documented somewhere. All my instructional videos and docs are based on the web version.
timber mentioned Scratch like classroom management tools, but I want to mention that the completely anonymous access really avoids a lot of legal headaches and nasty approval processes. Our district, where MSFT corp is housed, actually does not allow the use of Scratch for various privacy concerns. We have solid and strict interpretations of Federal Laws regulating students online. I only mention this as most MakeCode sites avoid all this…would love it to stay this way. If you are considering any addition of built in community forums, commenting, etc…please DONT! Pretty much kills any approval for middle school age use.
Anyway, like I said, I am in the neighborhood, have deep IT background (life before teaching) and would love to provide teacher perspective anytime the team might find it helpful.