Teacher Review for Scratch

Scratch is a computer science platform that my 3-5 love. It allows the children to be as creative as they want to be. They loved doing a project that we called scratch mixer.

Dawn S.
Technology coordinator
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Basically, Scratch mixer allowed the children to be teamed up. They started on one computer and were asked to start a project, save it, share it, add a sprite and a background. Then switch computers and program the sprite to do something, then switch computers again and add sound, switch again and add a storyline etc. Later, they went back to their original computer to watch the code play out and to see what was created.
My Take
The children loved the movement in each round, they enjoyed creating things with their partners, The best part is after they saw the code play on their own computer they could then go back and look through all the projects, make comments, fix code, add code. Skies the limit.