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.
Great commercials end with a "call to action" that urges the audience to do something after watching the commercial.
What are the next steps they should take to buy your product?
Should they send you a million dollar check?
Should they visit your website to learn more?
This video will help you plan the Call To Action, then you'll have a chance to code it on your own.
To start, click on the "stage," click on the backdrops tab, and add a new backdrop to your project by clicking "paint new backdrop."
Add the text for your "call to action" on the backdrop.
This is just an example.
You should use whatever you want for your commercial.
Remember, for safety reasons you should never share personal details like your last name, home address, or phone number on the internet.
Click on the scripts tab.
Add a "when I receive" event and a new message for that event.
This example uses the new message "call to action."
Add a "switch backdrop to" block under this event, and choose the name of your new backdrop.
Try your code.
Drag out a "broadcast" block, and choose the broadcast message you just created.
Click the block.
The backdrop switches to your newly added backdrop.
You can also code other cool ending effects into this code stack, like a new sound or a change effect block like "whirl."
Be creative, and make your ending flashy so people remember your commercial!
Finally, add code to switch the backdrop back to the original when the green flag is clicked.
And, most important, add the new broadcast block to the end of your commercial so your "call to action" code runs.
Now it's your turn.
Add a new backdrop and create the "call to action" you want your audience to remember.
Add a new broadcast message to change to your newly created backdrop.
Add other cool effects or sounds to your code.
Remember to use the “broadcast” block with the newly created message to tell the stage when it is time to display the call to action!