Teacher Review for ScratchJr

Creative way to start or reenforce problem solving and coding in young learners.

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
Having recently learned the ins and outs of regular scratch, I definitely found scratch junior to be a simplistic and straightforward app to use. It's limited to the user's imagination and can be an easy transition into regular scratch which is basically the same format and concept.
My Take
My take on it is that I really believe that this program can benefit young children learn a form of coding that helps with problem solving while making it easy for the user to see results of their code in real time. Allowing for students to go back and debug in order to receive the desired outcome. Kids can also modify the code to tell a story and customize the characters in their story.