What Do I Do if Someone Asks a Question

Kids are trained to raise their hands when they get stuck. And for the most part, we’re trained to help them at that point. Resist the urge! Prenda is built on a self-learning model. The kids are encouraging to try to solve problems with the help of peers,...

What to Do When Coders are Bored and Losing Interest

A facilitator’s job isn’t to teach coding. Good thing, because most of our facilitators don’t know how to code! Instead, we place these people in our programs to facilitate incredible learning environments. That means a lot of encouragement, occasional...

How Do I Create a Collaborative Environment?

Engagement is a big part of learning and retention. A coder who is engaged in code club is going to progress through the learning process and keep coming back. So the question is, how do we create engagement? We believe a big part of engagement comes from making...

How Do I Get Kids to Stop Playing Games

A lot of facilitators get concerned when they see their entire classroom playing games on Scratch or Code.org. We get it! You want to feel like you’re contributing to learning. So do we! But games aren’t bad. In fact, they can be extremely helpful in...
One hour of code is just the beginning

One hour of code is just the beginning

It’s Computer Science Education Week, and millions of people will do some coding this week at one of 150,000 events around the world. Thanks to the amazing efforts of code.org and lots of partners, over 300 million people have tried computer programming with the...