Frequently Asked Questions

BSD FAQs

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General

BSD Education works to empower educators to bring coding and digital skills, such as website development and mobile app creation, in the classroom by providing an online learning platform, ready-made customizable curriculum, and professional development. BSD partners with schools all around the world to make it easier to integrate technology curricula, without the need to hire skilled professionals.

The price of BSD depends on the needs of the subscriber. We encourage you to contact us so we can better understand your situation.

BSD takes student privacy very seriously. We have to adhere to standards from countries all over the world and we collect the least amount of data needed.

We are mapped to ISTE and CSTA standards. Our curriculum is also certified by Digital Promise. For more information, please visit https://bsd.education/our-curriculum/.

We will train teachers and have them providing their students with digital skills in no time. In fact, 82% of educators who teach with BSD programs have no previous tech or tech teaching experience.

BSD’s unrivaled support and fully developed curriculum makes it easy for teachers to begin effectively using the platform in the classroom. BSD is as turnkey as it gets when introducing tech education into any classroom.

BSD can be used in grades 3-12.

The beauty of BSD is that it can be implemented in any classroom. BSD has seen a wide range of teachers use the platform to integrate digital skills into their curriculum and expand lessons they are already teaching, including math, history, and music teachers.

BSD is off the shelf, all the teaching resources are ready to use in the classroom and provided.

Our initial PD is 3hrs, followed by a 30m coaching session, which fully sets up a teacher to get started.

Platform

All you need is a WiFi connection.

Yes, students will always be able to share and view their website. Even after leaving BSD, student websites will be hosted by BSD and will remain available to the public.

Yes, teachers are able to see work with live student answers.

As an admin, teachers can see all classrooms and all student work. They can also see and export all chats.

BSD’s platform and curriculum is designed with all learners in mind and have been successfully implemented in special needs classrooms. The platform is also equipped with immersive reader for students with learning disabilities.

Yes, BSD Online is browser based, although it is recommended that learners use devices like laptop or desktop computers that use a full keyboard when working with text coding. Keyboard extensions to tablets help.

It is not recommended to code on a phone due to the limited screen size and keyboard access. All websites created on BSD Online are visible on all devices.

Absolutely, BSD Online is accessible anywhere with Internet access.

BSD Online can be linked to from your LMS. In addition, the classroom mode allows customization like imported PDFs, embedded video, and external links.

Teachers have the ability to view student progress and full portfolios for grading purposes. Quiz results may be exported as well.

Yes, our curriculum is designed to work independently and collaboratively. 

Professional Development

BSD offers a dedicated customer success manager, 3-hour initial professional development, 2x/year 1:1 30-minute coaching sessions, day & night instructional or technical live chat, and a teacher community site.

Get In Touch

Have a question about BSD or how to integrate coding into your classroom? We’re here to help, please submit your information and questions and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

BSD Education (Build Something Different) partners with educators to bring technology education into classrooms through our programs of learning, online learning platform and professional development training.

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