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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...

What apps can I use on an iPad?

Do you have some iPads at your disposal? Want to make good use of them at code club? That's what we like to hear! I've got some excellent app recommendations for you. Scratch Jr. Scratch Jr. is another product from the wonderful team at MIT that brought us Scratch. It...

How to Reset a Coder’s Password

Kids have a lot of things to remember, i.e. multiplication tables, what they brought for lunch, what sport they want to play at recess. Passwords rarely make it to the top of their priority list. But we weren't born yesterday. We built a really easy way for...

How to Find a Coder’s Username

Forgetting a password is one thing, but coders will sometimes forget their username. Thankfully, we've built in a way for you to look up their username quickly and easily. Watch the video, or follow the steps below to learn how to find a coder's username. Step 1: Log...

Help! My Attendance Report is Wrong!

We're still ironing on the kinks around here. Early on, we heard you ask for the ability to track attendance, and we built it! Shortly after, the phone calls started coming in from facilitators confused that their report showed different numbers than what they...

How to Reset an Admin Password

A short step by step tutorial on how to reset a admin password when you forget it. Step 1 Navigate to http://app.prenda.co. Step 2 Click "Forgot password?" Step 3 In this screen, enter the email address that has been set up as an admin account. Step 4 Check your...

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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