Bitsbox is a subscription box that delivers DIY app projects every month. Kids use the projects to create apps on the computer, and then they can play with the apps on any mobile device!
Here are 8 reasons why Bitsbox is the best computer science curriculum for homeschoolers with kids ages 6-12!
No coding experience is required
One of the best features about Bitsbox is that you don't need any computer science experience beforehand! As long as your kids can read, they can learn to code with Bitsbox.
Kids can do Bitsbox independently
The app projects themselves are designed so that kids can do them independently.
Each Bitsbox also comes with a Grownup Guide so that you know exactly what your children are learning. Motivated kiddos can even read the Grownup Guides themselves to get a sneak peek!
Content is delivered right to your doorstep
Every month, new curriculum arrives at your house! This is obviously super convenient, plus getting a package in the mail also excites your kids to dive into the next level!
Bitsbox content is organized into an intentional learning system
Just like how you learn multiplication before you learn the Pythagorean theorem in math class, Bitsbox curriculum is intentional in the order it teaches concepts. Early app projects teach kids coding basics, and the projects get more complex as coders progress. This ensures that Bitsboxers have a solid foundation of coding knowledge before they dive into the tough stuff!
Bitsbox projects integrate other aspects of STEM
Not only does Bitsbox teach kids about technology, the projects also teach the other aspects of STEM: science, engineering, and math. Check out some examples here!
You can get advice and ideas from other Bitsboxing homeschoolers
The Bitsbox Educators Group is a community of folks that are actively teaching Bitsbox in classroom settings, or discussing ways on how to do so. It's an awesome resource for both experienced computer science educators and newbies!
Pssst! The Bitsbox Team also shares free app projects on the page! Click here to join.
We offer support 7 days a week
Our help team is available 7 days a week to answer any questions you might have about getting started, how it works, or finding a pesky bug in your code. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 720-476-4030!
Several homeschooling resources have recognized Bitsbox
Accredited sources have given Bitsbox awards for being great homeschool curriculum! How To Homeschool included Bitsbox in the list of Best Homeschooling Programs and Resources of 2020 and Homeschool.com named Bitsbox as a Top 100 Education Resources of 2019.
Ready to start using Bitsbox in your homeschool? Check out these 11 free homeschooling resources that may come in handy!