Great for 3-5. Difficult for PreK-2

Submitted 8 years ago
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My Take

A search for videos online did result in some tutorials for the younger students that I could pause and demonstrate. Even with a small group of 8 it was difficult to keep the little ones exploring the ipad and so they lost interest while waiting for instructions.

How I Use It

Currently I teach two levels of coding. The first class is for my non-readers in grades Pre-K to 1. The second class is for students in grades 2-5. I usually test new tech in these small after-school groups before bringing them to the classroom. What I found is that the younger group had difficulty with the tutorials. In my older group the second graders had similar issues and lost interest but the 3-5 graders loved it.