Teacher Review For Scratch

Hour of Code - Visual Programming Tool

Rachel H.
Classroom teacher
Rochester Community High School
Rochester, IN
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My Grades 10
My Subjects English Language Arts, Arts
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 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We used Scratch to allow students to turn a "Hero's Journey" story into a game. They spent two weeks creating their game which culminated in a game playing day in class. (10th Grade)
My Take
I loved this program. It allows students to visually see how a computer program is designed and is put together. They have a great deal of control over their output and learned so much about the power of logic.