[Music] Let’s get on the same page about what computer science is and how it sparks a world of creativity.

According to the Association for Computing Machinery: “Computer science is the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software design, their applications, and their impact on society.”

That’s the technical definition but the magic of computer science is what students build with it.

By using computer science, students become creators and not just consumers of technology.

They can use computer science to tell stories, design, and build video games.

And create all kinds of art!

They develop creative problem solving skills and a ‘debugging’ mindset, which approaches errors not as roadblocks, but as problems to be solved.

These skills help all students, whether or not they choose computer science as a career path.

They can be applied across all areas of the classroom and in the real world!

Move on to the next video in the Getting Started with CS First series.


In this video, you'll learn what computer science is and how it benefits a student's development.

Follow along with the "Getting Started with CS First" video series using the companion presentation below.