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 project, you made an awesome parallax animation using local variables.
Animators like you use parallax to bring new worlds to life in games, movies, and shows.
You can even use this parallax effect to make still photographs look almost three-dimensional.
Web designers use parallax to give users a more fun and interactive experience with their sites.
Sites like this one allow users to move their computer mouse or touchpad or tilt their mobile device to feel as though they are moving around inside a three dimensional space.
Parallax makes that possible!
As you can see, the techniques you're learning in this club are the same ones animators and computer scientists use in the real world.
Computer scientists like you do amazing things outside the animation world as well.
An example of this is the non-profit “Feeding America.”
Feeding America works to feed hungry people through a network of food banks.
To help in this mission, computer programmers built an Online Marketplace to connect food banks and businesses that have extra food to share with people who don't have enough to eat.
The organization estimates that this technology will lead to an additional 740 million meals reaching hungry people each year!
That's an incredible impact.
In the next session, you will continue adding to your animation toolkit by building an animated side scrolling game.
While you’re waiting for your clubmates to finish the wrap-up, take a moment to write a shout-out.
See you next time!