The time has come for your CS First story to draw to a close. But that doesn’t meanit’s the end of your journey with computer science. As you leave the club, you will takeeverything you learned with you. You can also log into Scratch from any computer with aninternet connection to keep working on the projects you created in CS First or to startbrand new ones! Even better, you can log into CS First with the same account and watch thevideos for other clubs. Build projects in games, music, art, and more!
Scratch has a large community of other computer scientists and storytellers who are learningand creating just like you. From the Scratch website you can explore and comment on otherpeople’s creations and share your own. Scratch and computer science can also be usefultools for class projects. The next time you’re asked to create a school project, considerusing Scratch to create an interactive story, a presentation, or a game.
In High School, you may have the chance to take a computer science course. The challengesyou have persevered through and skills you’ve learned in this CS First club have preparedyou for these courses. As a veteran CS First club member, you can feel ready for whateveryour next step in computer science may be. Computer science is fun, but it’s more funwith friends. Look for opportunities to code with your friends, whether that’s joininganother club, taking a class together, or just using Scratch to create a class presentation.
Believe it or not, only 30 years ago, fewer than one person for every ten people owneda computer. Today, computers are everywhere. Nearly every school and workplace relies oncomputers to function. In CS First, you took an important first step in learning computerscience, and the skills you learned in this club, no matter what your path is in life,will be really important. Reflect on all that you’ve accomplishedin this club. You did everything from creating a moving setting, to writing an interactivestory! Not only did you learn about storytelling, but also you used real computer science tomake your own stories. That’s really amazing!
The CS First team would like to thank youand congratulate you on all that you have accomplished in this club. As a computer scientist,you have the power to help create a better future for yourself and the people aroundyou, all because you understand how to use technology. Go forth, and tell your story!
"Rock Cycle Model" by jpswaynos (https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/888701/) -- Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Moody Hall Computer Lab" by Ben Schumin (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moody_Hall_computer_lab.jpg) -- Licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en) -- Image scaled up, cropping edges
"Apple 1 Computer" by Ed Uthman (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apple_I_Computer.jpg) -- Licensed by Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/) -- Image scaled up, cropping edges
"Energy" by bensound.com (http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/energy)
"HD Greenscreen Fireworks" by FreeFootageGuy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HAkAtviV2A) -- Licsensed by Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en) -- Background in video has been keyed (removed) out
"Computer and Internet Use in the United States" by US Department of Commerce (http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-569.pdf) -- Doc cropped into an image just showing a chart