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.
Congratulations on coding your first program in CS First Game Design! This is your final video of the day. It will wrap up today’s club activities, as well as give you a preview of the next club session. Watch the video, then complete the wrap-up steps.
Today, you began an amazing journey in computer science by coding your first program in CS First Game Design. Today was just the start, though! Next club, you’ll build a two-player racing game and learn about a computer science concept: events.
Just because club is over for today doesn’t mean the fun has to end. You can continue to work on and customize your project at home or at school.
Use the sign-in information from your club pass to access your projects from any computer that has an internet connection. Just go to scratch.mit.edu and sign in. Your projects will be saved under the “my stuff” menu.
Then, spread the awesomeness by writing a G+ post on the sticky note at your desk. Write a shout-out to a fellow club member , the Club Guru, or the host for their hard work, awesome project, or helpfulness. Be sure to write To: followed by their name somewhere on the sticky. No sticky? No pen? No problem! Just ask your Guru. After writing your G+ post follow your Guru’s instructions for posting it to the G+ Community page.