Primary grades are starting off their coding experience in our makerspace with an iPad app called Kodable. They'll then move on to Lightbot for their next visit.
Grades 3-5 are using the code.org site for their first coding experience. A few students are also checking out CodeMonkey, which is a web-based app. Students will also work in the future on projects using two iPad apps--ScratchJr and Hopscotch.
Each grade 5 student has also set up their own Scratch account. We've created a SMSWolves Studio in Scratch for students to share their projects. The same three students mentioned above are managers for the studio. Managers have the ability to invite other SMS students to our studio, and they can also monitor the projects submitted to the studio.
One benefit for our 5th graders is that the Scratch community has given us lots of natural opportuniites to discuss digital citizenship in a meaningful way.