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 telling your first story in CS First Storytelling! This is your final video of the day. It will wrap up today’s club activities and give you a preview of the next club session. You began an amazing journey today in computer science, but today was just the start! Next club, you’ll build a two-character story with dialogue. Today, you received Scratch sign in information.
With this information you can access your projects from any computer that has an internet connection. Just go to scratch.mit.edu and sign in. Your projects will be saved under the “my stuff” menu.
Before you leave today’s club, be sure to share your project with the Scratch community, write a description, and add some project tags like "storytelling."
Computer scientists support and learn from each other. Once this video finishes playing, post a shout-out to a fellow club member on the G+ board. Grab the sticky note at your computer, or ask your Guru for one, and write some words of encouragement, like “Thanks for all the help today, Ayanna” or “I really liked your project, Malik!”
Great job coding today! Go forth, and tell your story!