Welcome to FirstByte

Get your first taste of teaching tech.
Our Mission

FirstByte provides educators with the materials, curricula, and support to teach computer science and engineering in their classrooms, regardless of budget or technical background.

The state of K-8 computer science standards

Only 18 states have created K-8 computer science standards. Momentum is building, but we still have a long way to go.

Solving the diversity problem begins in K-12

Women who try computer science in high school are 10x more likely to major in it, and Black and Latinx students are 7x more likely.

Computer science is foundational

Every 21st century student deserves the opportunity to learn about algorithms, how to make an app, or how the Internet works.

Featured Curricula
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Introduction to MaKey MaKey

Five 40-minute lessons

Introduction to Circuit Playground

Eight 45-minute lessons

Fashion SENCE with Arduino

Ten 2-hour lessons

Loaner Program
Reserve a kit
MaKey MaKey

2 kits of 12 boards each

Circuit Playground

2 kits of 15 boards each

LilyPad Arduino

1 kit of 10 boards

micro:bit & bit:booster

1 kit of 10 boards

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