Start-date-only scheduling where you only need to enter the first day your club will meet (so we can deliver your materials on time) . This is a good option if you're not sure when you'll be running your club, if you want to spread each activity over multiple days, or if you want to do several activities on the same day.
To choose this option, check the Skip detailed scheduling box when setting up your club.You can edit your schedule at any time via your dashboard. You can also switch between setting a detailed schedule or a start date only.
If you've never run a CS First club before, we recommend the Storytelling theme. It's one of our most popular themes and is great for beginners. The rest of our themes are built around students' interests and are appropriate for ages 9-14. For advanced students who have already been through several CS First clubs, the Animation theme offers more challenging projects that build off of earlier concepts.
We don't recommend offering different themes within one club session, or letting students choose individual themes, because CS First clubs are designed to be social and collaborative and students offer more value and support to one another when they work on the same theme. Choice is embedded in each theme in a variety of ways to elicit creativity and innovation from students, including add-ons and time to explore and extend. If they finish, they can still access other themed materials.
In the US, Ireland, and Italy, hosts can initially can order up to three kits (enough for 90 students) by setting up 3 separate clubs. Once you have run one successful club, this limit is lifted and you can request as many kits as you need. Please be respectful and request only what you need to avoid waste.
If you need more than 3 kits and you have not run a club before, you need to request an exception.
Materials ship with enough time to arrive before your club's start date.
If you haven't received your materials and it's more than 1 week before your club starts, please be patient - your materials should arrive 3-5 days prior to your club's start date. If you'd like to review the materials ahead of time, visit your club dashboard, select your club, and click on the "Materials" tab.
If you haven't received your materials and it's 2 days or less before your club starts, or your start date has passed, let us know here.
You can remove extra student accounts from the Stats section on your club dashboard. Check the box next to the name of each student you want to remove, then click the trash can icon on the blue bar that appears on top of the list of student accounts.
If you remove an account by accident, you can add the student back by having them click the Enter Club Code button on the student Sign In page and entering your club's club code. When asked if they need a CS First username and password, they should click No, I have one and enter their old account information, which will re-add them to your club.
Hosts/Volunteers: Make sure that you're using the blue Sign in with Google button whenever you sign in. If you've forgotten your password, you'll need to use the Google Account Recovery tool to reset it.
Students: If a student forgets their password, look up their username on the Stats section of your club dashboard to find their password.
The following themes are also partially available in the following languages: