Hey, and welcome to CS First Music and Sound. I’m KaMar, and I’ll be leading you througha computer science exploration over the next 8 days of this club.
Today, you’ll discover what computer science is all about, see the music and sound-oriented projectsyou’ll make in this club, and finally, have an opportunity to make your very first computerprogram in this CS First club. CS First Music and Sound is a computer scienceclub. Computer science uses computers to make amazing projects (also called programs) thatallow people to play, entertain themselves and others, solve problems, do work, and savetime. In this club, you'll learn all the different ways computer science relates to things youdo and see every day--you might be surprised! In this club, the projects you will buildinvolve creating projects that make music and sound. However, computer science allowspeople to build all types of projects and solve many types of problems, from creatinga game like Flappy Bird to finding cures for diseases.
Over the next 8 club sessions, you’ll be introduced to some of the incredible creationspeople build and problems people solve using computer science. You will also learn howto use computer science to create your own music and animations for music videos. Whenthis club ends, you will have a portfolio of your own music creations, and will havedeveloped a basic understanding of many computer science concepts.
Take a look at these projects that you’ll have a chance to build over the next 8 clubsessions. Think of these projects as examples, or jumping-off points, for your own creations.
You’ll make your own decisions about how to design and program your projects, and you’llget the chance to customize and personalize them. In the end, your projects might notlook much like the example projects--they will be truly your own, original creations.
First, though, you’ll get a chance to explore the tool you’ll use to create your Musicand Sound projects, Scratch, and you’ll create your first computer program in thisclub. Once you have finished watching this screencast,open a new project in Scratch. To do this, click the “Scratch” link next to thisscreencast. This will open Scratch in a new tab on yourcomputer. Sign in to Scratch using the sign-in information from your CS First club pass,then click “create” to open a new project.
Once you’ve done this, click the CS First tab, then the arrow under this screencastto move on to the next step.