If you are searching for a way to introduce scripting to students, look no further than Google Apps. You can use scripts in slides, spreadsheets and the word processor to automate routine tasks. The script editor is accessible from inside each program. The scripts are a free and easy way to start students coding with little or no prior knowledge. For example, you can use the script editor in slides to create a countdown of your presentation. Look here for instructions.
Scripts can be deployed and later monetized, giving the creator even more incentive. To find more examples of scripts go to https://applieddigitalskills.withgoogle.com/c/en/curriculum.html and filter by scripts; you’ll find a list of premade lesson plans to use with your students. Be sure to check out the other lesson plans available for each of Google’s programs.
More information is available at https://www.google.com/script/start/.