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 today's project, you used an important computer science concept - creating objects or cloning - to fill a storefront window with moving sprites.
With a small amount of code, you were able to create many sprites with different sizes, speeds, and movement which made each cloned sprite unique.
Computer scientists build and program robots to provide physical services to people, and companionship. Robots are being programmed with sophisticated voice recognition abilities so that they can even detect a person's mood by the tone of their voice.
Check out this clip about a robot going to space as a companion to the astronauts Japanese robot records conversations and will play a role in some missions.
The scientists say the robot, which can also recognize emotions, will hopefully keep the astronauts company.
[Japanese] I wanted to give "Kirobo" and "Mirata" a sense of compassion in their communication with each other, and the ability to listen to the other person.
Mirata is Kirobo's robot twin back on planet Earth. Here's what the insightful humanoid had to say.
Computer science creates programs and tools that have a huge impact on our social lives - from the creation of social sites like twitter and facebook that bring people together to invention like furbys or robots designed for companionship and fun. All of these products require computer scientists like you to write the code that makes them work.
In the next club session, you will create your own pattern and envision your pattern as part of products like t-shirts, dresses, and wallpaper.
Remember you can always use the Scratch website from any computer with an internet connection now or even after this club has ended. Your Scratch username is yours to keep and we at CS First hope that you'll continue to build awesome Scratch creations even after this club is over. While you’re waiting for your clubmates to finish the wrap-up, take a moment to write a shout-out to a guru or club mate who helped you today. Remember to include on the shout-out a "To" line to indicate who the shoutout is for. Until next time-- have fun creating and coding.