Self Assessment Results
|Question||Yes (2 points)||Maybe (1 point)||No (0 points)||Points (of 18 possible)|
|Did you create new projects?||9||18|
|Did you explore the projects that came with Scratch?||6||3||15|
|Did you combine blocks to form scripts?||7||2||16|
|Did you draw your own sprites?||8||1||17|
|Did you use sprites that came with Scratch?||7||1||15|
|Did you make Scratch make music?||3||2||4||8|
|Did you make Scratch draw pictures?||3||1||5||7|
|Did you save any of your programs?||8||1||17|
|Did you get to explain your work to other students?||6||2||1||1|
|Did you use math to get sprites to move?||3||4||2||10|
We asked the students for suggestions, asking these questions:
What was the most important thing you learned in the class?
How could we make the class better?
The students responded as follows, edited lightly for grammar and to make complete sentences:
The most important thing was how to make the sprites move.
Teach us how to make video games.
We did number 7 (Did you make Scratch draw pictures) as a class but I didn't do it individually.
The most important thing was to make the sprite move.
We could make the class better by having more sessions.
I would like to learn how to make a sprite go to another sprite.
I think the most important thing was when I made my first scratch program.
I don't know how we could make the class better, but the things are doing are already great.
The last day of class went pretty well. Kids continued to dart up to the smart board when it was not their turn in discussion, however. Everyone who wanted to had a chance to explain their projects. Students continued to make progress on their projects, both the individual and group projects. The Capture The Flag game showed particular promise.
Having 2 adults for 10 kids was workable. It was much harder on days when we had only 1 adult in the classroom. The lab has room for twice as many students, but we would be well-advised to have twice as many adults then, too, with at least one other adult who had more than a passing familiarity with Scratch.
Moving the Wiki to a public URL rather than one behind a gate might encourage more participation in class planning from the Obscure and Campbell communities.
Instead of having Day 2 be Art and Music with Scratch, we should have Day 2 be dedicated to the Scratch Your Name project.
We did not send home the Scratch user's guide, we probably should have somewhere between day 2 and day 5. We should also distribute the Scratch CD-ROM and parent intro letter on day 1 next time.
We could have a mailing list for the parents in the class to communicate.