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.
Hey, and welcome to CS First Social Media!
I’m Aaron, and I will lead you through a computer science exploration over the next 8 days of this club.
Today, you’ll learn what computer science is, see the programs, stories, and games you’ll create in this club, and finally, make your very first computer program in Google CS First Social Media!
CS First Social Media is a computer science club.
Computer science, or CS, uses computers to make amazing projects, (also called programs) that allow people to play, entertain themselves and others, solve problems, do work, and save time.
In this club, you'll learn all the different ways computer science relates to things you do and see every day--you might be surprised!
The projects you will build in this club will all relate to social media.
Social media websites allow users to interact, create, share ideas, and exchange information.
Some popular examples of social media sites are G+, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The computer science concepts you will learn in this club are the same concepts used to create these popular websites and applications.
Computer science allows people to build a variety of projects and solve many types of problems, from using computers to study concussions in football players, to designing an app that lets users sell their homemade goods over the internet.
Over the next 8 club sessions, you’ll discover some incredible creations people build and problems people solve using computer science.
You will also learn how to use computer science to create your own Social Media projects and applications.
You will leave this club with a portfolio of your own projects and a basic understanding of computer science concepts.
Take a look at these Social Media projects that you’ll get to build over the next 8 club sessions.
These are just some example projects.
You'll customize each project to make it your own.
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