Teacher Review For Scratch

Lots of great resources and opportunities for beginner programmers

Jamie H.
Technology coordinator
The Fernie Academy
Vancouver, BC
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
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
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I use Scratch with upper elementary and middle schoolers - beginning with structured activities and then having them graduate to independent projects. We keep a gallery of student work to inspire students.
My Take
I love this. In the beginning, the commands can be a bit overwhelming for new users and version changes have caused some lessons to use commands that have different names.