I teach AP Computer Science Principles, and we are preparing for the AP Create task. I use Code.org’s curriculum, but one of my students asked if they could use Scratch, and I said sure that he was not tied to Code.org’s App Lab although most of my students use it.
My students have Chromebooks, and he is being blocked. I have asked them to unblock it, and they would like the one student’s URL to his project to just it open or unblock the project, because we have a teacher that wants it blocked because there must have been a student in a class playing games on it.
This is the Director of Technology that I am dealing with, and he is adamant about keeping the entire website blocked to support the teacher’s wishes. I have tried to explain the value in the program, that Indiana is even requiring that K-8 CS standards be incorporated in K-8 classrooms.
I am at a loss on how to handle this…anyway suggestions on how to approach a meeting that we will be having tomorrow afternoon. Thanks.