Teacher Review for Scratch

Students are using this site with Makey Makey circuits boards do some amazing things!

Krishna L.
Media specialist/librarian
Wolf Swamp Road School
Longmeadow, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Students are using Scratch to begin understanding how to create computer programs. Some students have joined an enrichment class that pairs the Makey Makey device with Scratch. Students get a brief introduction to both, with links to video tutorials for using the two in combination. As they explore these tutorials, they are inspired to create projects of their own.
My Take
Scratch is easy to use, and combining it with the Makey Makey has produced some amazing projects. It's been great to see the kids share their learning with each other; definitely a tool that allows a teacher to become a 'guide on the side' and allow learning to happen, rather than directing all steps.