Teacher Review For Scratch

Endless programming possibilities in simple user friendly format.

Jannine T.
Classroom teacher
Marymount of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
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My Grades 7, 8
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
Further application
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Great with General
How I Use It
I liked that this product is simple to use and intuitive. My students enjoyed that you could make a simple animation or get creative and make a very complex unique one. The drag and drop nature of the programming is easy for students to pick up on. They made animations and instruments with Makey Makeys. When you google for sample lessons and ideas it can be confusing that some directions use the old format but if it doesn't look like your screen than it is an old set of directions.
My Take
Diverse tool that allows students to program things like animations, stories, and make makey instruments. Applications are endless and easy to use. Overall, the tool is fantastic and super engaging for students of all levels. I liked that it was so simple I could teach it to myself in a matter of minutes. The students enjoyed the fact that the tool allowed them to endlessly creative and the only limiting factor was their imagination.