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 Day 7 of CS First. Today, you will learn about sound effect design and music composition in movies and games. Then, you will build your own animation or game and add sound. When you work on the core project for today’s club, you will choose sound effects that will play when one sprite bounces into other sprites. At the end of today’s session, you’ll get a chance to customize your project with add-ons.
First, check out these clips about the exciting field of providing sound and music to movies and games.
As you saw in the videos, there are many types of computer science and technology skills that go into sound effect design for movies and games. Today’s project will give you a chance to explore how adding different sound effects can change the personality and feel of a character or scene. You can choose to either work on the Sound Effects project you just saw, or to go back to the add-ons page from last session’s Music Video project and continue to build add-ons for your music video. Now, it's your turn. If you want to work on the music video, click the "Music Video Add-Ons" link on this page. If you want to work on the new Sound Effects project, click the "Music Effects" starter project link that is on the same page as this screencast. Click the Remix button in the upper right. This project contains some code to get you started. Sign in to Scratch if you haven't already, so the project is saved to your account. Add a sprite, which will be hit by other sprites. This sprite will be the main character in your movie.
After you complete these steps, click the green arrow to go on to the next screencast.