Though the app appears to be simple, it actually has many levels for students to explore making it a great tool for differentiation. Some students barely accomplish the most basic of tasks during our time together while others complete multiple challenges and branch out to make discoveries of their own. I walk away from every class with some new knowledge that a student has shared with me as he or she has explored the app.
An added bonus is that with each classroom that I take the lesson into, the teacher and I discover some new application for Scratch Jr. We've talked about using it to illustrate the beginning, middle and end of a story, to show learning at the end of a unit of study, or to explain a science concept. The possibilities are endless!
Here are some photos from Mrs. Bromlow's 4th Grade Class.