Teacher Review for Scratch

Scratch is a great product for kids in k-8

Lea Ann W.
Classroom teacher
Christian Academy
Myrtle Beach, SC
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
I used it in my HS Technology course. They thought it childish, but they found it more than they bargined for. They complained about it, but they loved using the mario lesson plans that were on the scratch edu website.
My Take
I liked it and I liked the scratch edu community. I wish there were more lesson plans that also had the iste/common core standards that correlated. I used it for two years, but did not use this year.