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.
In the last step, you should have opened the starter project and signed in.
If you haven’t done this yet, pause this video and go back to the previous step.
In this video, you will use the "ask" and "answer" blocks to get information from a person to create a profile.
Watch this video to learn how to do it, then try it on your own.
The starter project contains the sprites and layout that you’ll use to create the profile page.
Its sections include title, profile picture, friends, shoutout/post, and profile information.
A user will type in his or her own information to create a personal profile page.
First, click on the "name" sprite to select it.
When a sprite is selected, any blocks you add to the scripts area will apply to that sprite.
Next, click on the sensing menu.
Use an "ask and wait" block to make the sprite ask a question and wait for the user to type in an answer.
When you click on the "ask and wait" block, a text box shows up at the bottom of the screen.
This is where you type in your answer.
This block automatically asks "what is your name?"
Test it by typing your name in the text box.
Nothing shows up.
To see your answer, click on the check box next to the "answer" block in the sensing menu.
A blue box appears that shows your answer!
Now the user can answer a question to begin personalizing the profile page.
From the event menu, add a "when this sprite clicked" block to the top of the "ask and wait" block to make the question and text box appear when the "name" sprite is clicked.
Try it out!
When you click the "name" sprite, it asks "what is your name?"
This example types in "Aaron," and the answer appears in the blue box on the screen.
Now, it’s your turn: Program the "name" sprite by clicking on it and dragging out an "ask and wait" block from the sensing menu.
Click the checkbox next to "answer" to see your answer on the screen.
Then, add a "when this sprite clicked" event to the top of the code stack.
In the next video, you will use the "answer" block to set variables on the profile page.
If you need help, put a sticky note on your monitor to get the attention of a Guru.
Once you’ve completed this step, return to this tab, and click the green "next" arrow to move on to the next video.