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.
Hey everyone, I’m Olga.
I’m a proud Latina Googler, and I work in our computer science education department.
In this activity (drumroll please) dun dunna nanaa You’re going to make your own Google logo.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Feliz dia del amor.
Day! (Laughing) Google often creates special logos, called Google Doodles, to celebrate important things like events, people, places and holidays like Valentine’s Day.
Today...you get to make your own special Google logo.
For Valentine’s Day, you get to be the artist and coder to make a Google logo that celebrates what you care about.
You can show your appreciation for a favorite sport, a friend, a teacher, food, or a pet.
The best part is that it’s all up to you!
As you code, you will use computer science concepts that are used every day, like Events, Sequencing, and Loops.
You will make your your logo using the Scratch website.
After watching this video, open the starter project linked on this page.
This will open Scratch in a new tab.
Scratch uses code blocks to give characters, called sprites, instructions, like “when a key is pressed, change colors.”
This project has six sprites you can program.
Each sprite has multiple costumes you can choose from.
After opening your project, return to this tab for videos on how to make your project more awesome.
Like how to make a letter change color, spin or disappear!
It’s all up to you, and watch as many videos as you like.
And here’s a helpful trick.
While you work, pause a video to complete a step in your project, or better yet, rearrange your windows to show Scratch and a video at the same time.
Now it’s your turn!
Select and open a starter project.
Return to this tab, and select a video below.
Watch the video, and complete the steps in your project.
Then watch more videos to customize your Valentine’s Day project.
Time to get coding!