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.
This video will guide you through opening a starter project and creating a Scratch sign in.
Watch this video to learn how, then try it on your own.
Look for the starter project link next to this video.
Click it to open Scratch in a new tab.
To switch back and forth from the videos on CS First and your project in Scratch, click the tabs on the top of your browser.
Next, create a Scratch account to save your project.
If you already have a Scratch account, you can use it to sign in.
Creating an account is optional and requires an e-mail address, so if you’re not able to create an account, that’s OK.
But, be aware that you won’t be able to save any of your work without an account.
If you aren’t creating an account, skip to the next video now by clicking the green arrow.
To create an account, click “Remix.”
This opens a sign-in window.
Click “join Scratch,” and choose a username and password.
Write down this information, so you can use it later.
Follow the directions to create your account.
Once you’ve finished signing in, click the CS First tab to return to this page, and click the green arrow to move on to the next video.
Now, it’s your turn: Click the starter project link next to this video.
Then, if you’d like to save your project, click remix, and create a Scratch account.
After completing these steps, click the green arrow below this video to move on.