How to use and access CS First

Accessing CS First without setting up a class

All of our content and materials are free and accessible online. Teachers do not need to have a CS First account or need to set up a CS First class to access the curriculum or materials. 

You will not be able to track student progress if you do not set up a class. If you are not sure whether you should set up a CS First class, check out Benefits of a CS First class.

How you might use CS First 

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Teacher

Set up a CS First class and incorporate it:

  • during the school day.
  • as part of enrichment time.
  • after school.
  • as part of a summer program.
  • as part of a homeschool program.
  • however it best works for you. 

To get started, set up a class online.

Parent

  • Access student and teacher content online without setting up a class (see Accessing CS First without setting up a class section). You can work through themes and activities with your children at your own pace.
  • Advocate to bring CS First to your children’s school. For more information on how to do this, check out our Advocate resources.

  • Set up a CS First class and incorporate it as part of a homeschool program, or host a neighborhood class and invite friends, neighbors, or family to join you. To get started, set up a class online.

Student

Other

Anyone can use and participate in CS First. Check out the following articles for more information. 

  1. Minimum requirements
  2. Benefits of a CS First class
  3. Accessing CS First without setting up a class

Creative Commons License

Transforming CS First Content

CS First content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

If you use or transform this material in any way, you must distribute your contributions under the same license.

If you're unsure about your use of this content, consult with a legal professional.

Charging a fee for your class

CS First is a free tool and resource that we've developed with several objectives, one of them being to provide computer science education to all students in an accessible way. 
 
It's our hope that students don't face any barriers to participating in CS First, but charging a fee is ultimately your decision.

You can read more about the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/.
 

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