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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...

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...