Emphasize to students that visual programming languages like Scratch are bona fide computer programming languages.

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  • Students may not think of themselves as writing actual computer programs when using non-text-based languages because they think of programming as strictly text-based.
  • If students do not believe their work is genuinely computer science, this may hurt their confidence in their own computer science abilities.
Emphasize to students that visual programming languages like Scratch are bona fide computer programming languages