Everything you need to teach CS First
How to teach CS First from Anywhere
Distance Learning Guide
Adjust your CS First instruction for remote or hybrid classrooms
Distance Learning Tips
Watch this video for tips on how to use CS First in any learning environment
Distance Learning Story
Gordon Brune uses CS First to engage students with distance learning
Backup plans for when computers are down, internet is offline, or websites aren’t working?
Try the contingency plan.
Learn how to teach CS First
"Getting Started with CS First" video series
In this series, we'll take an in-depth look at CS First resources available for teachers and learn how to use sample activities and themes in a classroom setting.
What is CS First?
Video 1 ‧ 2:43
In this video, we’ll cover: an introduction to CS First, why CS First works for students, and how CS First is built for teachers.
How to create a teacher account
Video 2 ‧ 2:43
In this video, we’ll cover: how to create a teacher account, how to set up a class, and how to choose a lesson.
What's inside the CS First curriculum
Video 3 ‧ 2:00
In this video, we’ll cover: what’s inside the CS First curriculum, how students can engage with activities, and how the curriculum can become part of your teaching.
Using the Scratch online community
Video 4 ‧ 3:20
In this video, we'll cover: what the Scratch online community is, how to use the platform, and what the community guidelines are.
Connecting CS First to Google Classroom
Video 5 ‧ 2:33
In this video, we’ll cover: how connecting with Google Classroom can enhance your classroom experience, how to connect your CS First account with Google Classroom, and how to import a Google Classroom class into CS First.
CS First from the student perspective
Video 6 ‧ 2:33
In this video, we’ll cover: How students navigate the CS First platform, how to begin a project, how to create and collaborate with CS First.
Tips for supporting students
Video 7 ‧ 3:08
In this video, we’ll cover strategies to help your students succeed.
Printable materials for teachers and students
Get started guide
Get an overview of CS First, learn about Scratch, and prepare for your first class.
Manage students' usernames and passwords
A quick-start reference for parents and guardians using CS First at home
Certificates of completion
Celebrate students' achievements with printable certificates.
Backup plans for when computers are down, internet is offline, or websites aren’t working.
Find lesson plans for a specific themeSee Curriculum
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