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.
Today, you created an android story using functions.
Computer scientists reuse functions to simplify their code and save time.
The games you may like to play on your phone, game console, or computer, were created using functions.
It takes a lot of code, and time, to create a game!
To save time, game designers create functions for the actions and effects that are used multiple times.
Computer scientists have major roles in creating all kinds of video games.
It’s an exciting time in game development because there are so many exciting gaming platforms available, such as the Kinect, mobile devices, consoles, and PCs.
You may have created a game in Scratch, but there are also many other ways to create games with computer science.
Next session, you will create a parallax animation that uses functions with number parameters.
While you’re waiting for your clubmates to finish the wrap-up, take a moment to write a shout-out!
Keep on animating, and see you next time!