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.
Welcome to Google CS First Friends!
My name is Taylor.
And my name is Jason.
Over the next 8 days of this club, we will lead you through a computer science exploration and you will create some exciting and interesting projects for a friend in your club.
So, you'll build projects for me?
Yep, and you'll build projects for me.
Today, you’ll learn what computer science is, see the friendship-themed projects you’ll make, and finally, make your very first program in this Google club!
CS First Friends is a computer science club.
Computer science uses computers to make amazing projects (also called programs) that allow people to entertain, solve problems, do work, and save time.
In this club, you'll learn many different ways computer science relates to things you do and see every day.
You might be surprised!
People use computer science to build all kinds of projects and solve many types of problems, from collecting health data about athletes, to studying animal-computer interaction to make it easier for service dogs to assist their humans in the home.
In this club, you’ll be introduced to some of the incredible creations people build and problems people solve using computer science.
When this club ends, you and a friend will have a collection of your own stories, games, and quizzes you made while learning computer science.
Take a look at some sample projects you’ll get to build over the next 8 club sessions.
On day 2, you'll build a project with two truths and a lie, to see how well your club friend knows you.
Do you think you'll guess my lie?
I bet I will!
On day 3, you'll create a project that predicts your friend's future job and home.
I want to live in an apartment!
I'll keep that in mind.
On day 4, you'll create an animated story that explains how you and your friend met.
On day 5, you'll create a texting animation that will tell the story of a conversation between you and your friend.
On day 6, you'll build a cooperative game where two people work together to get a high score.
Good! I love games!
On day 7, the two of you will imagine a company you could start together and build a commercial to promote your product.
And on the final day, you'll build a scrapbook to highlight your favorite parts of the club and collect memories of the time you spent with your friend.
This is a friends themed club.
That means that you’ll work with someone each day.
This could be someone that you just met, or a friend who came to the club with you.
Follow the activity instructions each day to see how you and your friend will work together.
Taylor will take you through the next steps for exploring Scratch, but I'll be back at the end of club. I can’t wait to see what you create today! See you later! walks off screen See ya!
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