In Storytelling, students use computer science to tell fun and interactive stories. Storytelling emphasizes creativity by encouraging club members to tell a unique story each day.
In Friends, students are encouraged to sign up with a friend or make a new friend in the club. Friends emphasizes teamwork by allowing club members to tell the story of how their friendship started and imagine a company together.
In Fashion & Design, students learn how computer science and technology are used in the fashion industry while building fashion-themed programs, like a fashion walk, a stylist tool, and a pattern maker.
In Art, students create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects.
In Social Media, students create fun social media style applications and games while learning about the computer science concepts that enable these programs to work.
In Sports, students use computer science to simulate extreme sports, make their own fitness gadget commercial, and create commentary for a big sporting event.
In Music & Sound, students use the computer to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display while learning how programming is used to create music.
In Game Design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!
Students create fun and complex animated projects. This is an advanced curriculum, which means it teaches new concepts that are recommended for students who have already participated in at least two other CS First themes.
In this sample activity students animate an ocean wave to create a setting, then tell a story that takes place on the high seas.
In this sample activity students tell a story using the characters from Cartoon Network’s "The Amazing World of Gumball."
Be a designer and programmer – bring the Google logo to life using code.
Congratulations on coding your first program in CS First Animation!
This is your final video of the activity.
It will wrap up this activity and preview the next club session.
In this project, you animated a monster's feelings using functions.
Functions allow computer scientists to make robust code simple and easy to read and use.
Computer scientists and animators, like you, have to be creative and innovative.
Members of the Google Doodle team use their creativity every day to build animations that are enjoyed by millions of people all around the world!
Coming up with Google doodle ideas actually comes from all over the place.
It comes from not only the doodlers themselves, which is us, but also comes from other people who work at Google and our users from around the world.
And then we try to find that suggestion and solve that as a creative problem in the most exciting way we can manage to do. We basically just try to celebrate anything that's techy and fun and geeky and artistic.
Many Google doodles are interactive and allow users to create their own music, play games, and draw!
Each year, Google invites students from kindergarten to 12th grade to submit their own doodles.
The winner has his or her doodle featured on the Google.com homepage, after it is animated by the Google Doodle team.
They also get a college scholarship and other prizes! How cool is that?
This year, the winning student is Matteo Lopez, from South San Fransisco, California.
Next session, you will create a storyboard with four panels.
The four panels represent the four typical parts of a story: the introduction, rising action, falling action, and conclusion.
While you’re waiting for your fellow club members to finish the wrap-up, take a moment to write a shout-out!
Until then, go and animate your world.
See ya next time.