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.
Hey, my name is KaMar and I am going to tell you about the “Title Sprite” add-on.
A lot of software development focuses on the user experience, which makes the software easy and pleasurable to use.
In this add-on, you’ll improve your app’s user experience by creating a title screen.
This video will give you some ideas, then you’ll create and program the title screen on your own! To start, create a new sprite. Explore how to use the paint tools to create a colorful title. You may find it easier to work with text in vector mode. Vector mode allows you to edit text after you’ve written it. Try different colors, sizes, and fonts to create your title.
Then, use “when flag clicked,” “show,” “wait,” and “hide” blocks to program the title slide to appear at the start of your program, then hide.
Consider adding an animation effect to your title using “repeat” and “change effect” blocks. Now, it’s your turn: Create a title screen. Program the title screen to show at the beginning of the program, then hide. Add effects to enhance your title’s appearance.