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Snap! (Build Your Own Blocks) - Jens Monig and Brian Harvey

Grades
5 to 12
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Learn to code through drag and drop features with Snap! In addition to the drag and drop technology, Snap! allows users to write scripts to control features of the program. ...more
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Learn to code through drag and drop features with Snap! In addition to the drag and drop technology, Snap! allows users to write scripts to control features of the program. For those familiar with Scratch, reviewed here, Snap! includes features that take it beyond simple drag and drop to make it an excellent application for introducing coding to older students. Visit the example page to view projects designed using Snap! For an even more comprehensive list of examples, visit this collection, put together by the designer of Snap!.

tag(s): animation (65), coding (65), Computational Thinking (14), computers (100), critical thinking (119), design (95), drawing (84), problem solving (289), STEM (168)

In the Classroom

Share Snap! on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector to provide an overview of the features included then allow students to explore on their own. Save projects to your own computer or create an account to save on the site. Search YouTube for video tutorials on using this program and share with students as they build an understanding of how to use the site. Begin by creating a small project together, then allow students to work individually or in groups to create their design. Share links to student projects on an online bulletin board like Lino, reviewed here. Challenge students who are proficient with Snap! to create video tutorials using a tool like My SimpleShow, reviewed here.

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