Explain what counts as CS to help students realize that they are learning CS.

  • Students might not realize that what they are doing counts as programming. This might be particularly true if the programming environment looks like a game. Explain how what they’re doing relates to professional programming so that the activity can build their confidence in their ability to do CS.
    • Example: "I had to solve a similar problem last week!"
  • See this and related tips as a Tip Sheet: http://csteachingtips.org/Tips-for-classroom-volunteers