Teacher Review For Scratch

Teach you students to create computer games instead of just playing them.

Eileen L.
Classroom teacher
Bayside, NY
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My Grades 6
My Subjects Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
After students learn the basics about programming, students can use this website to program everything from a simple game to as complex a program as they can imagine. There are many resources online to use this program with other subjects. The stress level can be high for the easily frustrated student.
My Take
The gallery shows what other students have created, and you can see how they did it and work off of their projects. When the program doesn't work, there's no way to know why unless I go over and help them figure it out. It works well with students who can think abstractly but can follow a linear train of thought. I've only used this program for a few months, and I have a lot to learn, but it's really cool.