It is super simple with CodeCampus! Watch the video below for a 2 minute description of what the site can do for your teaching.
This is a great opportunity! CodeCampus gives you FREE easy to follow tutorial videos, so you can learn the basics of Scratch in about 4-5 hours.
I know that there are too many new things to teach, and not enough hours in the day.
Your district just got a new "insert subject here" curriculum that you have to learn.
You don't have enough time to fit an extra subject into the day.
Well non-believers, I think you should just start with CodeCampus and see how it goes. The first video gives you the "why's" of coding. Next, you get into your first actual coding assignment, and you are hooked. It is amazing the sense of accomplishment you feel after creating your first program.
The beauty of it is, that once you complete all the tutorials, you can see that you don't need extra time to fit coding in. There are times in your day when you could easily embed it into a content area. Have you ever given an assignment using Google Slides to demonstrate knowledge of a topic? Your students could do the same thing in Scratch, and be CODING, to get it done. Think there's no way to code an ELA assignment? Think again! There is a Mad Libs exercise you create on CodeCampus that will open your eyes to the possibilities.
CodeCampus also gives you an abundance of lessons for K-6 classrooms. There are almost 32 weeks of curriculum for Scratch and Scratch Jr. that everyone can use.
Give CodeCampus and Scratch a try to start the next school year. I am convinced if you start the year with 3 or 4 Scratch lessons, the students will be self-sufficient enough to keep going through the entire school year. They may even start coding at home on their own time.
If you still aren't convinced, here is the first episode of my new "Teaching In Beta" podcast with one of the original lead developers of Scratch, Natalie Rusk of MIT.
Here's a link to the Scratch Coding Activity Cards we talk about in the podcast.