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6. Test drive CS First

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[MUSIC] One of the best ways to bring the CS First curriculum to life is by experiencing a class as a student.

In this video you’ll explore a CS First class as a student, demo the activity “Create your own Google logo,” and reflect on your experience as a student.

Start by opening a new tab in your browser.

Go to G dot co slash CS First.

Click the “sign-in” button at the top right.

Select “I’m a student.”

Enter the demo Class Code: 8c1t-lq78.

Click “yes” to the “1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy” location.

Click “yes” to the club theme “Create your own Google logo.”

Click “yes” for a CS First username and password.

Write down your username and password and then click “I’m done.”

You’ll return to the log-in screen to get started.

Sign in with your newly created CS First student username and password.

Select the first video “Create your own Google logo.”

Now it’s time to explore CS First as a student.

Pause this video.

Watch the "Create your own Google logo" video to start coding.

Return to this video when you're done coding.

Congratulations on creating your own Google logo!

Here’s one that I created about my school!

Now that you’ve experienced CS First as a student, we recommend pausing this video for reflection.

As you consider modeling this activity for your students in the classroom, think about questions like: What skills would your students gain from an activity like this?

How might you bring this activity into your classroom?

What pedagogy or instructional methods did you notice in the activity?

Reflecting on questions like these help create a positive learning experience for any CS First learning environment.

Move on to the next video to learn more about CS First.

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Instructions
In this video, you'll experience CS First as a student and learn to code through the "Create your own Google logo" sample activity. 

Follow along with the "Getting Started with CS First" video series using the companion presentation below.