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 today’s project, you learned to use an important computer science principle – sequencing – to build a story driven by dialogue. Dialogue is important to a story because it lets the characters express themselves and communicate their thoughts. It’s important in real life for the same reason – dialogue allows you to express yourself and communicate with others. Computer scientists use technology and programming to enhance communication between people. One specific way they do this is by building programs that translate between people who speak different languages.
Here, you can see a real computer translation of what I’m saying into Spanish.
Technologies like this allow businesses to communicate across borders, or even just allow people like you to read websites written in a different language.
While it’s impressive that a program can translate everything someone says, there is now a program that can do something even more complex. Check out this app that can translate written text with a camera.
The computer science concepts used to make that technology are the same ones you’re learning in this club.
You’ll have the chance to build on the concepts you’re learning now in high school and college computer science classes. With education and practice, you could be responsible for creating the next great technological advancement. Next session you will create a stormy-day story, complete with an interactive setting.
This is your chance to share your project with others and tell them how it works. Write clear instructions so any Scratch user can play with your project and make it work.
On the Profile page, you can add a description of the activities you like, and what you are working on with Scratch. Scratch is a community of computer scientists just like you and adding to your profile will help you connect with others. Remember to never share personal information like your last name or home address on the internet.
Go forth and tell your story!