How I Use It
I use Scratchjr.org to enrich STEM learning and literacy. Students have show increased engagement in storytelling, especially narrative writing. This application fits all UDL principals due to the fact that there are choices for students to type, speak, and draw to create and design a narrative. My students love telling stories and are able to develop characters through dialogue and setting changes.
Great tool to differentiate and boost student engagement in storytelling. Scratchjr empowers even the youngest of students to develop their 21st century skills using coding and computational thinking (decomposition, pattern recognition, and algorithmic design) to collaborate and communicate while telling a story. This application gives students the power to choose how their story is told and to use code to design and create an original story, or to retell a story they know. Storytelling through code is a language for all learners and allows access to the curriculum in a way that was not possible before the creation of early learning coding apps.