Multimedia: Coding Projects for Elementary Students: Pitch Your Passion ScratchJr Projects

Coding can help you express your thoughts and ideas similar to writing. In this presentation, CS for All Teachers Community Ambassador Michelle Swensson shows how Scratch Jr. can be used to create a "Pitch Your Passion" coding project for students K-5. She shares a lesson plan and resources for how you can implement a two-day project in your classroom so students can create coding projects that are meaningful to them. 

After watching the video, be sure to check out the resources provided below to assist in your lesson planning:

  1. Teacher copy of the two-day lessons for "Pitch Your Passion" project:
  2. Planning document for "Pitch Your Passion" project:
  3. Extension Sound Block ScratchJr. Coding:
  4. Extension Broadcast Block ScratchJr. Coding:



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1836310. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This presentation is not a paid endorsement for ScratchJr. It simply shares one teacher’s experience.