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1. Introduction to Coding

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In this activity, you will write a computer program that shows a pop-up window when a reader opens your document.

A pop-up window, or an *alert,* is a great way to add visual excitement and an element of surprise to your work.

It can also offer readers encouragement, give instructions, or persuade them to read about your topic.

To do this, you’ll write code.

“Code” is a set of instructions written in a programming language.

It tells a computer to carry out specific tasks.

You will write the code for your pop-up message in the script editor.

To start, open your research notes document from Google Drive.

Then, click the “next” arrow to move on to the next video.

Now, it’s your turn: Open your “Research Notes” document.

Then, move on to the next video to explore the script editor.


  1. Open your “Research Notes” document.
  2. Move on to the next video.