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5. Wrap-up: Personal Narrative


In this club you learned how to tell stories using computer science.

However, storytelling is just a small part of what you can do with computer science.

This video will introduce some of the different ways computer science is used in the real world and discuss how to continue learning about computer science after CS First ends.

Computer science is a way of solving problems and creating projects using computers.

Every person in every field of study has problems that can be solved with the tools you are learning in this club.

People use computer science to solve many different and unique problems.

For example, curing diseases, creating interactive school presentations, finding solutions to global hunger and food shortages.

Keeping track of homework assignments, making a winning baseball, basketball or football team, making a program that does math problems and shows its work.

Manufacturing products with robots, creating a dating website that can help people fall in love, recording music.

As you can see there's an endless list of problems that computer scientists can solve.

After just seven days of learning computer science in CS First, you can now create compelling stories and other programs in Scratch.

Imagine what you might be able to do after joining another CS First club or after taking a CS in high school or even after studying computer science in college.

There are many different ways to continue learning computer science after this CS First club ends.

You might have the option to take another CS First club which will provide new and unique computer science experiences.

You can also continue to build projects in Scratch on your own and even create projects for school like interactive presentations and educational games.

In high school you have opportunities to learn more computer science.

Some schools offer computer science related clubs like robotics or game design.

You might also have the option to take a computer science class.

These classes might include exploring computer science, AP computer science and CS principles.

After high school, you can study computer science in college.

Most colleges and universities offer computer science majors.

At some schools you can even choose to specialize in things that interest you like computational biology, game design, computer security, medicine, software engineering and many more.

Because computer science is so helpful in so many fields, nearly every industry needs tech savvy people who understand and can use computer science.

Major tech companies like Google and Facebook need computer scientists, but so do industries like manufacturing, healthcare, the military, finance and education.

In just seven days of this CS First club, you've been able to accomplish a lot.

The next step in learning computer science will be much easier now that you have developed a basic understanding of many CS concepts.

Seek out opportunities in high school and beyond to expand your knowledge.

Continue to find ways to use computer science in your everyday life and ask your CS First host if they know of any local clubs or classes.

In the last club you'll create a story where you reflect on that you've accomplished and learned in CS First.

See you next time.

Now go forth and tell your story.

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After watching this video, be sure to post a shout-out to a clubmate or Guru!