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.
Today you learned about an important computer science concept, events, while you built a project in which paintings talk to the person looking at them.
Looking at art helps people understand the culture of the person who made it. It makes people think. However, art wasn’t always accessible to everyone or easy for large numbers of people to see and experience. Think about famous paintings that hang in museums far away or art installations in foreign countries that you never get to see. Through the internet, computers have helped bring art to more people. The Google Art Project Museum View, for example lets you look at artwork in the Museum of Modern Art from anywhere, even from the comfort of your own home... The Google Art Museum uses events just like the ones you learned about today. When the user clicks on an area of the screen, the camera moves to that section. Sharing your project in Scratch makes it possible for other users to experience and enjoy it. But, they might not understand it or see the awesome coding you built if you don’t explain how your project works. Write instructions on the project page for the Scratch community. Tell them which keys to press and anything else they need to know. Next club, you will use the computer to create artwork.
Until then, have fun creating and coding!