Teacher Review For Scratch

Scratch is a perfect way to introduce programming to students.

Faye B.
Technology coordinator
Sayre Language Academy
Chicago, IL
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My Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it for grades 4-8 currently but am considering using it with grades 2-3. It is very easy to introduce the interface and to demonstrate how to use the tools. Students catch on very quickly and soon are creating animations well beyond your expectations. Some of the older students say that it is babyish and prefer Alice but I think Scratch is a great component of my technology curriculum.
My Take
Scratch is a great introduction to computer programming. Students love the graphics and there are an infinite number of activities you can do with your students on Scratch.