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How to Help Foster Repeat Attendance

We've heard you loud and clear. Repeat attendance is a really important statistic for you. It indicates that people are engaged in learning. And that's what we all want! Luke's got a couple really good ideas. Watch the video below, or read the recap beneath it.  ...

Do your coders want to learn real coding languages?

If you have one of those kids who was born with that an innate desire to learn Javascript (you might want to be nice to them... they'll likely end up rich), then here's what you do: (Luke shares his thoughts in this video, or read the article below) Our software keeps...

How to Help Coders Share Projects

Sharing projects is one of the most motivating things a young coder can do. They've spent hours upon hours working on a single game or animation or app or website, then comes their moment in the spotlight. Their peers watch as they unveil their project, and their...

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, Google, and...

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 high fives and...

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 motivating...

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