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.
For this add-on, think back on the CS First experience.
What made you laugh?
For example, in one CS First club, everyone was obsessed with squirrels, bacon, cheese puffs, and unicorns.
It seemed that each project included at least one of these items.
For your project, think about something you and your friends laugh about.
What would you portray in your project?
Do you use a secret key, that when pressed, it would show and hide?
Maybe it would play a favorite sound that makes you giggle.
Maybe when you click a sprite, it switches costumes.
Make something unique for your friend!
Now it’s your turn, Add an “inside joke” to your project using events, costume changes, and/or sounds.
Add instructions to your project so your friend knows how to see the inside joke.
Do they press a certain key?
Or click a sprite?