Teacher Review For Stencyl

Students love to program. Stencyl makes it easy and fun!

Ellen S.
Media specialist/librarian
Sullivan County Elementary School
Laporte, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts
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 Creation
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I think it can be good for math and for ordering and what happens next. Students learn how to place block and how to use a timeline. I have them write a script/storyboard first, so they can be prepared for when they get on the computer. Problems with the younger students - It's best to show them a few things first. Have everyone do the same scripts so they can see how it works. Using a digital board or overhead is best.
My Take
Stencyl like Scratch is a great way for young students to "learn" programming. With it they begin to understand what lines of codes are. There is math involved and thinking ahead.