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.
Congratulations on making an awesome personalized animation that you can share with your friends.
Throughout this club, you’ve learned how to create animations using computer science.
Animation is just a small part of what you can do with computer science.
Take a look at how these computer scientists use their skills to make awesome things.
Kelechi Edozi-Anyadiegwu created Zuvaa, an online marketplace for African fashion brands.
Vanessa Larco is a mobile technology manager.
She's worked on XBOX Kinect, Facebook games for Playdom, and even started her own education apps company.
Halle Tecco founded Rock Health, which supports entrepreneurs who want to improve healthcare through technology.
Jon Gosier started Appfrica, which helps companies do business and solve problems in Africa.
The CS First website you are using right now was built by Aaron, KaMar, Reid, and me to help all of you learn Computer Science.
As you can see, you can make the world a better place in many ways using computer science.
You can continue learning computer science after this CS First club ends.
In high school, you may have the option to take a Computer Science class.
In Exploring Computer Science, you’ll explore other things you can program, including websites and robots!
In CS Principles, you can use any programming language (including Scratch) to solve many real-world problems.
In AP Computer Science, you'll learn a text-based programming language and get a head start on all the same concepts you’ll encounter in a college class!
In college, you can specialize in something that interests you, like digital art, human-computer interaction, or technology in music.
But, you don’t have to go to college to be a great computer programmer.
Many programmers teach themselves how to code using online resources, like Codecademy, General Assembly, and Khan Academy.
You might even have the opportunity to participate in coding workshops in your community.
With the motivation and persistence you've grown in CS First, you're well on your way to becoming a computer scientist!
In the final activity of CS First Animation, you'll build your own animated studio logo to add to the beginning of your projects.
While you’re waiting for your clubmates to finish the wrap-up, take a moment to write a shout-out.
See you next time!