How I Use It
I use LearnStreet to help students that are interested in programming get a head start. Even students as young as grade 5 were able to use LearnStreet.
Since we do not have a formal programming class, I set up an interest group on Edmodo. I can send and monitor LearnStreet lessons to individual students or the entire group as LearnStreet is an app synced with the Edmodo platform. (Note: A teacher does not have to be an Edmodo user to use LearnStreet. In our case, Edmodo helped with classroom management.)
I found that students were encouraged by LearnStreet as they can earn achievements and badges along the way. LearnStreet gave the students a good base, but when they progressed beyond LearnStreet and attempted to design a game, they needed extra resources and support.