Teacher Review For Scratch

Great programming tool for those new to programming.

Darlynn A.
Technology coordinator
Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner
New York, NY
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My Grades 8
My Subjects Math
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor
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
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this product to introduce students who have no experience with programming to the world of code. I use to have to download the program, but now it is web-based which makes it very easy to use. There are tremendous resources for teachers and an online community. Currently there is no way to create class accounts but I believe they are working on this for the coming year.
My Take
It is visual and has a game like feel which makes students excited to use it. I love how students can remix already existing programs. This is a great way for them to learn how to create their own from scratch. Fantastic tool and free!