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 video, you’ll introduce and pitch your gadget.
To start, select the android sprite, and use “say” blocks to explain your gadget and its features to the audience. What are the most important features of your product that people should know? Does your product measure something, like speed or jumping height? Does it boost strength or accuracy?
Is it available in different colors or sizes? Do famous athletes already use this product?
Is it affordable?
These are some of the questions you might ask.
In this example, the Android sprite says: Hey!
I used to play a lot of sports, but my watch would slow me down.
That’s why I built the next big thing, the SportsWatch9000.
The SportsWatch9000 is a smarter way to look at fitness.
It’s affordable, fashionable, and can be used ANYWHERE!
Once you’ve created the opening for your commercial, move on to the next video, where you’ll demonstrate how the fitness gadget makes you a better athlete by performing various drills. Here’s the game plan 1) Use “say” blocks to explain why your fitness gadget is so awesome!