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 completing today’s project!
By now you should have a functioning Imaginator that shows your friend possible future homes and jobs.
If you didn't finish your imaginator, go back and watch the videos for today's main project so you can complete it.
Otherwise, take this chance to add more to your project to make it even more fun.
Below are a few add-ons to try.
Choose the ones you like the sound of, or add to your project using your own ideas!
In “A Bigger Future” you’ll make the imagined future grow and shrink.
“Add Another Image” will show you how to add more possible futures to your Imaginator.
"Talking About the Future" will give the sprite the chance to say something about the displayed future.
“Secret Code” will give your friend the chance to choose a special future.
“Sound!” will show you how to add sound to your project.
Have fun exploring and adding to your project!