Thursday, April 2, 2015

Scratch Jr, Now Free for Android!

There is something beautiful that happens when great apps are no longer locked into one platform.  I am super excited that all my android wielding friends will now get to use Scratch Jr with their students.
Why is Scratch JR awesome?
This brings the power of content supporting programming to grades K and 1.  The camera import function means you can transform seat work style worksheets into interactive programming lessons.  Once you get your students creating presentations, dialogues, and skits in Scratch JR, you will be amazed at the power of programming as a formative assessment tool.

Still not convinced?  Check out these videos about Scratch JR and lesson ideas.  If you have been lamenting your device and feeling left out of the most exciting thing to hit coding for the pre-reading crowd, get off your apps and install this amazing tool!

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