Teacher Review For ScratchJr

Great way to introduce younger students to coding.

Jeremy B.
Classroom teacher
Thomas M. Ryan Intermediate School
Richland, MI
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
ScratchJr is an awesome introduction to coding! Any age student can use it, but it works very well for K-2 students. It is easy to get them started as well. Just a couple of practice steps as a whole class and kids can begin their own coding! The easy to use drag and drop directions are easy to use and early el friendly. Students enjoy the options, making the cat move around, adding their own voices in, and sharing what they did. This is a great way to get young students interested in coding and having fun!
My Take
Overall this was a great tool with young elementary students. It is enjoyable, easy to use, and teaches basics of coding. The tools in the app are age appropriate and easy for small hands. If you are at all interested in introducing coding to K-2 students, this is the app to use! No issues, glitches, or tears. Kids love it!