CS in Schools Account
Why do I have to log in to access some materials?
You need an account to access teacher materials (lesson plans, teacher videos, sample answers) on our website. Student materials remain open access. This is because the teacher materials contain the answers to the student worksheets. We also collect names, organisations and roles of users so that we know who is using our resources. Resources that are behind a login are marked with a padlock icon.
What is a ZIP file and how do I open one?
ZIP file is a type of compressed folder. File compression makes files (including folders) smaller by finding patterns in the way the files are stored, and removing those patterns. When you want to access the files again, your computer restores the missing parts of the files, making them usable again. On most modern operating systems,
ZIPs are easily accessible by simply double-clicking them as you would any other file or folder.
On Windows, double-clicking a
ZIP will open a new window as if you had opened a folder. From here, you can sometimes open files without removing them from the
ZIP, but this is not always the case. You can extract the files by clicking
Extract All in Windows Explorer, or by dragging the files somewhere outside of the
ZIP, such as your desktop.
On MacOS, double-clicking a
ZIP file will automatically extract the files into a folder in the same location as the
ZIP and are usable from this new folder right away.
For more information on using
ZIP files in Windows and MacOS, consider the official documentation for both platforms:
I forgot my password, what do I do?
- To reset your year8.io password, visit year8.io/password-reset.
- To reset your Repl.it password, visit repl.it/forgot.
- To reset your Slack password, visit csinschools.slack.com/forgot.
You will then receive an email containing instructions on how to reset your password. Take care to update your password manager if you are using one. If you did not use your CS in Schools email to sign up to Repl.it, please do so following the instructions in the teacher preparation slides in Lesson 1 and use this account going forward.
If you have forgotten your CS in Schools email password, you will need to contact us to reset it for you. Please contact Zach Wingrave at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a password reset. You will then receive an email containing instructions on how to reset your password at whatever email address you first provided to us.
How do I download teacher materials?
When you click on a link to download lesson plans or teacher videos, you will be directed to a registration form if you are not already logged in. You can create an account by filling in the fields, or you can use your Google or Facebook account to sign up. Once you have created an account and logged in, you will be directed back to the homepage. From here, click the resource link again and the relevant files will be downloaded to your computer.
Lesson plans will download as
PDFs, teacher lesson videos will download as
MP4s, and sample answers will download as
ZIPs containing individual
ZIPs, refer to this entry on our FAQ page.