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 creating your very own image editing program!
Now, you get the chance to add even more cool features with add-ons.
This video will explain the add-ons you can choose to customize your project.
Just like in the main videos for this project, watch first to learn how to build the add-on, then try programming it on your own.
To get started, click on one of the add-on choices after you watch this video.
Enable the user to scroll through different image costumes with "On to the Next One."
Create your own unique filter with "Custom Filter."
Add a surprise feature to your program with "Secret Item."
Program a dropdown menu to give the user the chance to pick the image category displayed with "Choose Image Category."
Make the images respond to specific effects with "Talking Pictures."
Add sound to your project with "Sound Effects."
Explore the add-ons that look fun to you.
If you want to continue to create and explore after today’s club is over, you can access Scratch and CS First from any computer that has access to the internet.
Have fun making this project your own!