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.
In this video, you'll imagine your fashion innovation and choose a model. The fashion industry uses technology to enhance clothing in all kinds of innovative ways. Check out this clip about fashion and technology.
In the future, clothing will be fully responsive to our bodies. When my body is getting warm, the clothing cools it down.When I'm cold, it warms it up. As it shifts from day to night, my clothes may illuminate. The building blocks of all these innovations are having an understanding of code. I meet a lot of people who are starting fashion companies, and they'll be like "Oh I need somebody to build my website." And I always respond, "Why don't you learn to build it yourself?" Generally the answer is, "Oh, I'm not good at code. Or, I'm not good at math." You know? "I'm not good at all of these things." and it's not really a question of what you're good or bad at. It's a question of what you want to learn. I firmly believe that if you get involved with code now, you'll be able to help build the future of the fashion industry.
The starter project includes code in the "lens" sprite. When the flag is clicked, the "lens" sprite moves in front of the other sprites in the project, and it follows the mouse pointer forever. Try it out. Next, choose a sprite to model your fashion innovation. To see the models included in your starter project, click on the "Model" sprite and the costumes tab. What innovations can you imagine for the outfits that the models are wearing? Maybe you see a scarf that records your homework assignments, shoes that download dance moves from the internet, or a dress that changes color based on the clothing around it so that it never clashes. There’s no limit to the kind of fashion innovation you could create. In the real world, designers combine fashion and technology all the time. For example, fashion designers create luminous fabric with fiber optic lights, add LED lights to clothing that display digital text and play sounds, make clothing that changes its length and appearance based on the weather, and even create accessories that record health information about the exercise habits of the wearer. How could you use technology to make clothing more appealing and functional?
Consider these questions to spark your creativity: Does the outfit interact with the environment around the person wearing it? Does it change its appearance or functionality?
Does it empower the wearer to do something they could not do without the technology?
Choose a costume for your model that represents your innovation.
Now, it's your turn! Click on the model sprite and the costumes tab. Choose the costume you will use for your fashion innovation.