Positives

  • No login, easy to startup
  • iOS, Play Store & Chrome OS (only thing it doesn’t work on is Windows and Mac)
  • Minimal literacy demands on the user (perfect for F-2)
  • Same colour blocks as Scratch, therefore perfect stepping stone for middle and senior years
  • Success comes quickly
  • Easy to integrate oral language elements
  • Cross-curricular compatibility (from literacy to maths to inquiry)
  • Free app
  • Families can be encouraged to install it on home devices so that learning can extend beyond the school day (parents love a more purposeful use of “screentime”!)

Challenges

  • No individual accounts, therefore projects can be accessed by all
  • Only saved locally, therefore need to return to same device each time
  • Finished work can’t be easily exported (ie. can’t be showed off at home or shared via Seesaw…unless you film one screen with another)

Lesson Idea: Ready to Use!

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