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’ll be challenged to animate words to create a comic book-like appearance. Many times in comic books or graphic novels, words are used to emphasize actions, like “bam” when someone gets hit, or “pop” when someone appears suddenly. To do this, you’ll need to find an action in your story to emphasize. Is there someone falling or running into something? Did someone just do a neat trick or something special or surprising?
Once you’ve chosen an action to emphasize, create a new sprite, type your “action” word, like “smash,” “whoosh,” or “ka-blam,” then design it! Use the tools in the costume editor to decorate your action word and make it look exciting!
Use a “broadcast” block to tell the word sprite when to appear and when to hide.
You can even use “motion” and “looks” blocks to change how the word sprite looks when it appears.