I liked this activity because it connects with my current interest of using coding in the classroom. Scratch Jr is easy for our younger students but also applicable for older students. This could lead to a discussion of our biases towards what is age appropriate resources. Working in the library has taught me that a resource, such as a picture book or a Kindergarten app, can be used with much older students as well. This app could be used to create any animation that shows a student's understanding of a topic. Once again, I question why I spend so much time covering content when I could condense it and integrate these activities into my classroom.
HI Matt Re: this could lead to a discussion of our biases towards what is age appropriate resources. This would be a great media literacy lesson! I admit I have to use Scratch much more often - it is very open to be used not only across the grades, but across the curriculum!
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