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 Day 6 of Google CS First Social.
Today you will create a Style Board program while you learn about the computer science concept: events.
You will be able to select your favorite images from a list to personalize your own board.
Events in computer science allow programs to take action in response to the user, or the program itself.
For example, to move a character in a program to the right, you would use a “right arrow” event.
When the right arrow is pressed, the code under the event runs.
In this example, that’s “change x by 10.”
Take a look at how events are used on computers and mobile phones while navigating Pinterest.
Pinterest is an app that allows users to share, discover, organize and store images.
Users create their own boards, whether for handmade jewelry, classic cars, cupcake recipes, craft ideas, or science projects!
Users can like and “repin” objects by clicking on icons.
These click events cause the program to perform an action.
If you click “pin it”, the program sends a notification to the original pinner.
This is just another way social media and computer science enable users to interact, discover, and share.
Style board, the project that you’ll create today, is similar to Pinterest.
Style Boards allow people to arrange and share their ideas, likes, interests, hobbies, and projects.
Companies use style boards to organize and prepare for new projects.
At the end of today’s club, your fellow club members will be able to make their own style board to share their interests with you!
After you finish watching this video, click the “Style Board” starter project link to open the starter project in a new tab.
Sign in to Scratch, and click “remix” to save this project to your account.
Then, return to this tab, and click the arrow to move on to the next video.
Now, it’s your turn: Click the Style Board starter project link next to this video.
Click the Remix button.
Sign in to Scratch.
Then, click the green arrow to watch the next video.