Teacher Review For Scratch

Fantastic Way to get kids on board with creation and the beginning of understanding coding!

Krissy M.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it with students who are more advanced and ready to do some of this creation, but I also use it with students specifically that I can see may have the ability to thrive in this type of software environment. I do think that it has applications with all levels of students.
My Take
Scratch is great as a creation tool for both teachers and kids. It gives kids the opportunity to learn the beginnings of the developer world of coding while seeing their success. It also teaches them the process of trial/error well because not everything they create will work exactly as they want it the first time.