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!"

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