Teacher Review For Move the Turtle. Programming for kids

Simple Steps to Learn Complex Code

Toni O.
Library Technology Educator
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We use different programming apps on the ipads and different sites on the computer. I really like to have options for different levels of students to work through. This app was easy to use but advanced enough for quick learners.
My Take
Having worked with other visual programming apps, this one was surprisingly easy for my advance users to jump in and use with little or no instruction. I liked how it added one new feature for each lesson. The visual programming really helps students learn how to code without concern for all of the syntax of coding. It would be nice to have audio help if the student continues to guess wrong steps.