Teacher Review For Move the Turtle. Programming for kids

Wonderful Programming Logic App to use with students as young as first grade

Susan W.
Classroom teacher
Mon Yough Catholic School, White Oak, PA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
I use this app with a video adapter with my Smartboard. I use it to introduce the Java programming logic to students as young as first grade. I have used it all grades 1-6. I use it in conjunction with the Board Game Robot Turtles. We learn as a group with the app then they move to small groups playing the programming board game Robot Turtles.
My Take
I am trying to plan more lessons that introduce programming logic and higher order thinking in the technology classroom. Move the Turtle is one of my GO TO apps for this purpose. The kids seem to like it . From the the very young to the middle school students, when I use this app, there is a positive learning experience.