With coding recipes like games, drawing tools, stories, and simulations, students learn by building, then extending, then inventing their own apps. Each project is a starting place for a hundred more.
Kids code their apps right here on the Bitsbox website. From there, they can play their creations on any device with a web browser. Computers, phones, tablets—anywhere in the world.
The best way to learn coding is by writing real code. From their first minute, students are working on projects that they can customize to suit their own interests. Students build their apps by typing code, just like the pros.
Teachers don't have to be programmers to help their students learn to code. All it takes is time, attention to detail, practice, and a shared delight in learning.
Students can share their apps with friends and family in a number of different ways, and their apps can be played on any computer or device with a web connection. There's nothing more motivating than showing off your work!
These Bitsbox products are perfect for Homeschool families:
Includes the first twelve levels in the Bitsbox coding system.
Delivered all at once. $299.95
Includes the first twenty-four levels in the Bitsbox coding system.
Delivered all at once. $499.95
Includes the first thirty-six levels in the Bitsbox coding system.
Delivered all at once. $699.95
Levels 1 through 24 are cards.
Levels 25 through 36 are books.
"Many boxes and kits are a one and done project, and that is what I was expecting. That is not the case with Bitsbox. Each box is packed with more than enough projects to last all month long until your next box arrives. Even if your child works through all the challenge cards and trading, there are so many options to each task that they could customize each one indefinitely."
Marci Goodwin, The Homeschool Scientist
Hello, dear educator! Thanks so much for your interest in Bitsbox. Educators all around the world have been using Bitsbox in their classrooms, and we couldn't be more thrilled. Bitsbox has been used by hundreds of thousands of students in over 70 countries to build apps and learn about computer science.
We are currently making materials to teach elementary and middle school students about computer science and programming. No previous experience is needed. As a CSforALL member, we are committed to providing quality CS education to every child by creating tools and materials that will make educators' jobs—and their lives—better.
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What age is your child?
How many hours a week will you spend on Computer Science/Coding?
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Want help through the process? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (720) 476-4030 and we'd be happy to work together with you to make sure your student(s) get exactly what they need!
Bitsbox is an online application that runs entirely in the computer browser. Here's what you need to use Bitsbox in your classroom or home:
Do our online sample apps! These are completely online and tailor-made for classrooms full of Bitsbox beginners. After that, you can order some Bitsbox printed materials to keep the party going. Have fun!
Yes! As long as they have a keyboard!
Kids can easily use the apps they build on smartphones and tablets. Bitsbox apps are really just web pages; to run them on a device, you open the webpage in that device's web browser. The easiest way to "send" the web address to the device is by using a QR code reader to scan it right off the student's computer screen. Follow these steps:
Yes! Check out the Yak Attack lesson plan and project here!
Bitsbox was invented in 2014 by a pair of Boulder, Colorado-based ex-Google employees named Scott Lininger and Aidan Chopra. They both have kids who are learning to code. The Bitsbox website is actually only half of the idea; the other half is the physical materials which you can find on our Education Store. Learning from print? What an outrageous idea!
If you have any questions or ideas, please email email@example.com. We love feedback and bug reports. There's also a little feedback widget in the lower-right corner of bitsbox.com; if you prefer, you can use that instead.
THANKS FOR TRYING BITSBOX WITH YOUR KIDS!