Explicitly demonstrate how and where to set up a file for writing code because students often struggle with where to place code.

  • When you’ve been programming for a long time, this is a seemingly obvious and trivial task.
  • For new students, starting a project is daunting when they have no idea where to put code.
  • Take the time to show students where to put new files so they’re code will run and how to make these files.
    • This is a good time to tell students that code runs from top to bottom, as this fact is often skipped, leaving students confused.

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Interview with Dani McAvoy