Teacher Review For Scratch

Engages kids for simple programming from the start!

Karl S.
Technology coordinator
Visitation Academy of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Practice
Whole class
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use it from the get go from basics to ending with them making their own games. The scaling is great and there is no lose of detail. I love the way you can utilize the microphone and webcam for sound and detect movement(motion). They are just learning computers but love being able to start homework in class, save it. Then go home and finish it and getting their parents involved by showing them what they are learning at school. I have even had parents comment to me on how they are playing around with scratch in their free time,
My Take
If you are wanting something that brings your kids into the world of programming. You must utilize scratch 2.0. It is very easy to set up and to teach. Your kids can even share their projects.