How to use the CS Discoveries Forum

Welcome to the CS Discoveries Forum. Whether you’re just joining the CSD community or have been contributing for years, these tips should help you get the most from this forum.

  • Finding answers to questions: This forum is a great way to get your questions about the CSD curriculum answered. Here’s some suggestions for how to get it answered as quickly as possible.
    • Check the Curriculum Guide: The CS Discoveries Curriculum Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the overall course, tools, and implementation considerations.
    • Check the FAQs: The most commonly asked questions about the website or tools are answered at .
    • Search the forum: The forum is organized by category and tag. Use these tools to narrow down your search. If you’re looking for a specific term try searching from the search bar.
    • Just ask: Don’t be shy about just asking your question. In addition to a broad community of support this forum is moderated by a team of CS Principles facilitators waiting to help answer your questions. Click “New Topic” to start your post.
  • Speaking directly to This forum is moderated by knowledgeable CS Discoveries teachers and facilitators. If you need immediate attention from staff with either a question or problem the best way to get it is by writing in to
  • Share ideas and resources: Made an adjustment to a lesson plan? Found an awesome tool that other teachers should know about? Share the love! Your fellow teachers will appreciate it.
  • Get a Validated Account: Validated accounts give you access to answer keys and other teacher-only resources. On this forum it will give you access to some validated-teacher-only categories. If your account is not already validated then follow the instructions here to get a validated account. Once your account is validated you’ll need to sign out and back into this forum for the change to take effect.

We of course expect all members of this community to share ideas in a constructive and polite manner. Help us make this forum a place where it’s safe and encouraged to ask questions, make mistakes, disagree, and collectively improve the way we all serve our students!


Is anyone having any issues with a student’s work not saving?
I have a student that insists that her work has not been saving for the last couple of days. She was working on Unit 2 lesson 10. I was standing there today when she changed the name of her page 2. I told her to click on refresh and save and just for good measure I had her click the finish button. It did not save.

Hi, can you click the “report a bug” link in Web Lab where it’s not saving so that the support team can take a look at that? That will give them more information and help us get the report to the right person as soon as possible.


Hey, I’m Willson from Ghana. Nice to meet you all

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I am excited to be using cs discoveries.

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Hello, I’m Melodie from VA. It is a pleasure to meet you all. If anyone is interested in collaborating to align to VA CS standards please reach out to me. The are updating the standards this summer so be on the look out.

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Hello All!

I am happy to be taking a step towards being a better educator for our kids!

Thanks! I’m new to teaching this and look forward to it!