Tools to evaluate technology skills using formative and summative assessment. Includes peer reviews, self-reflections, rubrics, marking sheets, and checklists.

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How To Add Comments To Scratch Coding Projects

Teachers, are you assessing your students’ Scratch coding projects? How do you know that they understand the code that they have written? Here’s a quick tip to have your students demonstrate their learning: ask them to write brief comment notes in Scratch. In this way, they will confirm that they recognize the function of the …

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Game Development Rubric

When teaching a game development curriculum unit use a Game Development Rubric. A rubric is an efficient way to consistently grade student work. Especially when teaching multiple classes. Moreover, this tool makes it easy to rate students’ performance from beginner to expert. What is a Rubric? To clarify, a rubric is an assessment tool that …

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How to Submit Work in ScratchJr

When teaching coding to kids, you might want them to submit work in ScratchJr for assessment. If you have ScratchJr installed on a Windows device or Chromebook, this can be problematic. This is because the files are stored locally in an internal database. In essence, the files are “stuck” on the local device. Typically, when …

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Peer Review & Programming – A Great Coding Strategy

Here’s a key game coding strategy for beginner programmers: pair up to test often, not just at the end of your project. Whenever your students are designing a game with Scratch or other programming language, they should have a friend test their code at different stages throughout the design process. Often when teaching coding, a …

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