Teacher Review For Scratch

Easy for students and teachers to get started with clear tutorials for the beginner.

Lesley K.
Classroom teacher
Carmel Middle School
Carmel, IN
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I guide students through the introductory tutorials in a digital learning class to introduce them to basic programming concepts and coding language mechanics. I let students use Scratch to illustrate their knowledge and understanding of topics we learn in class.
My Take
I love that Scratch has visual guides and tutorials to get ANYONE started, even if they have no previous experience. Color coded blocks by type is helpful, too. This guidance means it's quick for students to produce something animated and experience excitement that they were successful. It helps a teacher differentiate because it's easy enough for beginners, but there's enough options for more complexity (i.e. Making whole games) to keep more experienced students engaged for awhile.