Scratch, A Free and Powerful Platform for Learning to Code

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Creative sandbox opens the door to coding in any subject area

Pros: Massive community for resources and support, easily integrated in different subjects.

Cons: Doesn’t offer the next step into text-based coding languages.

Bottom Line: Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. 

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

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