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.
The time has come for your CS First story to draw to a close. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of your journey with computer science. As you leave the club, you will take everything you learned with you. You can also log into Scratch from any computer with an internet connection to keep working on the projects you created in CS First or to start brand new ones! Even better, you can log into CS First with the same account and watch the videos for other clubs. Build projects in games, music, art, and more!
Scratch has a large community of other computer scientists and storytellers who are learning and creating just like you. From the Scratch website you can explore and comment on other people’s creations and share your own. Scratch and computer science can also be useful tools for class projects. The next time you’re asked to create a school project, consider using Scratch to create an interactive story, a presentation, or a game.
In High School, you may have the chance to take a computer science course. The challenges you have persevered through and skills you’ve learned in this CS First club have prepared you for these courses. As a veteran CS First club member, you can feel ready for whatever your next step in computer science may be. Computer science is fun, but it’s more fun with friends. Look for opportunities to code with your friends, whether that’s joining another club, taking a class together, or just using Scratch to create a class presentation.
Believe it or not, only 30 years ago, fewer than one person for every ten people owned a computer. Today, computers are everywhere. Nearly every school and workplace relies on computers to function. In CS First, you took an important first step in learning computer science, and the skills you learned in this club, no matter what your path is in life, will be really important. Reflect on all that you’ve accomplished in this club. You did everything from creating a moving setting, to writing an interactive story! Not only did you learn about storytelling, but also you used real computer science to make your own stories. That’s really amazing!
The CS First team would like to thank you and congratulate you on all that you have accomplished in this club. As a computer scientist, you have the power to help create a better future for yourself and the people around you, all because you understand how to use technology. Go forth, and tell your story!