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 this add-on, you will program the sprite to celebrate your cause by dancing.
A lot of viral videos include dancing.
Gangnam Style, the Hamster Dance, and What Does the Fox Say? are a few examples.
This video will give you some ideas for how to program your dance celebration.
To start, pick the sprite that will start the celebration.
Choose a sprite that is already in your project, or add a new sprite.
If you add a new sprite, add a "when this sprite clicked" event with a "broadcast" block under it.
Click the dropdown menu, select "new message," and call the message something like, "Celebrate."
Add a "when I receive" block, and choose the message you just created from the dropdown menu.
Under this, add blocks to make the sprite dance.
You might use "next costume," "change costume," "glide," and "wait" blocks.
Experiment with using different blocks and entering different numbers in the “glide” and “wait” blocks.
To make the other sprites dance, add "when I receive" blocks to their scripting areas, and add code to make them dance.
You don’t have to use the same dance blocks for every sprite.
Try out different things until you get an effect you like.
Now it's your turn!
Program a sprite to broadcast a message to dance, and code the the sprites to dance when they receive this message.