Prenda Quickstart GuideFollow these instructions to start using Prenda Code Club in your library or school.
Provide Organization Information to Prenda
Familiarize Yourself with the Platform
It will be helpful to take 15 minutes to become familiar with the basics of our learn-to-code software. To do this, we have an online training modul that will walk you through the Coder experience, and the Admin dashboard.
Add Prenda to Your Website
Adding Prenda to your website is the easiest way for your patrons or students to access Prenda. Follow these instructions to add Prenda to your website.
1. Get your unique link.
Every library or school has a unique link that will automatically connect coders with your organization. This is the link you’ll have to use exclusively, whether on your website, your social media, or any other communication about Prenda.
- Log in as an administrator
- From the Libraries/Schools page, edit the organization you are wanting the link for by clicking the pencil icon.
- Find the field called “Your unique login URL” and copy the link.
Website Blurb Example:
Prenda Code Club is a learn-to-code educational software for kids ages 8-18. Learn how to build websites, video games, apps, animations, and more! Prenda is loaded with fun interactive tutorials as well as coding project prompts. As coders progress through the software, they’ll build a real-world portfolio. Come build something awesome with us!
Download a zip of graphics, logo files, and other digital assets that make it easy to promote Prenda through your website. Want to use a video? Try this one.
It might also be helpful to link to our Parent Guide that includes instructions for creating accounts, along with some helpful material on how to support kids learning to code. The link for that is: https://prendacodeclub.com/parent-guide/
Get the Word Out
It’s time to let the community know about your newest e-resource! Use the resources below for social media, email, and other marketing efforts.
Sample Marketing Blurb:
Big news! We’re are making Prenda Code Club available to all our patrons for free. If you want your kids to learn important tech skills and have fun along the way, Prenda is for you! Kids ages 8-18 can learn how to make websites, video games, apps, animations, and more! Create an account at (registration link).
We have created several graphics to assist you in marketing Prenda Code Club to the public. You have permission to use or modify to your heart’s content.
We have a 30 seconds promo video. Same rules as above – feel free to use or modify in any way you want. For your convenience, we’re posting the YouTube link as well as a link to download the entire file. Use whichever is easiest for you.