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 add-on, you will customize different accessories using the paint editor. This example will show you a few different ways to edit the headphones costume, but select any costume and editing methods you want for your new accessory.
To start, click on the accessory sprite, then the costumes tab. Choose a costume to work with, right click on it, and select duplicate. Zoom into the paint editor to get a closer look at the sprite and edit the smaller shapes. This example uses the “ungroup” tool to separate the different shapes in the headphones, then the “reshape” tool to make funky edges. Create more points by clicking around the shape of the accessory. The points may show up in awkward places, so drag them to where you want edges or points to go.
This may take some trial and error. Use the “undo” tool to fix something that you don’t like. Fashion designers take many risks with their designs, so be creative, and try something different. If your accessory is symmetrical, like the headphones, you can copy changes from one side of the costume to the other. Click the “duplicate” tool, then click on a shape to copy it.
A blue halo will appear around the shape you’re duplicating. Next, drag the new shape to where it should go. Delete the unedited side of the accessory, and replace it with the newly created one. Rotate the accessory, so it’s facing the correct way. Awesome! You may want to experiment with blended colors.
To do this, use the gradient tool. Click the paint bucket, then select a color you like.
The bottom left of the paint editor shows different gradient options. Test them out.
To choose a color other than white for your second color, click on the white square, then select a new color! Test this combination out.
Great. Change the order of the gradient by clicking on a square color to make it the main color. These small changes will make your project more unique!
When you click the flag to test, you have a new accessory to style on your model.
Now, it’s your turn. Duplicate an accessory, then use the different tools in the paint editor to change it. Use the “ungroup” and “reshape” tools to redesign accessories, and try out the different color gradients to customize them. Take design risks! If you do something you don’t like, use the “undo” button to change it back. Have fun!