Teacher Review For Scratch

A great way to teach introductory programming concepts in a fun environment

Missy D.
Technology coordinator
Villa Maria Academy Lower School
Immaculata, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I teach a programming class to all 7th and 8th grade students at my school. We take a semester to explore the various concepts in Scratch and create animations and games.
My Take
This is a great tool to get kids programming. The drag and drop block structure makes it easy to create animations and games very quickly. The one thing I find lacking is a management tool. To collect assignments, I had to create studios and manually add their user accounts, which they had to create.