Hey, and welcome to CS First Game Design! I’m Taylor, and I’ll be leading you througha computer science exploration over the next 8 days of this club.
Today, you’ll learn what computer science is, see the games you’ll make in this club,and finally, have an opportunity to make your very first computer program in this CS Firstclub! CS First Game Design is a computer scienceclub. Computer science uses computers to make amazing projects (also called programs) thatallow people to play, entertain themselves and others, solve problems, do work, and savetime. In this club, you'll learn all the different ways computer science relates to things youdo and see every day--you might be surprised! In this club, the projects you will buildinvolve creating video games. However, Computer Science allows people to build all types ofprojects and solve many types of problems, from creating a cell phone app that sendstext messages to finding cures for diseases. Over the next 8 club sessions, you’ll beintroduced to some of the incredible creations people build and problems people solve usingcomputer science. You will also learn how to use computer science to create your owngames and applications. When this club ends, you will have a portfolio of your own videogame creations, and will have developed a basic understanding of many computer scienceconcepts. Take a look at these games that you’ll havea chance to build over the next 8 club sessions. Games often tell a story. The main characterin a game might progress through a series of levels to rescue a friend or save the world.
In this activity, you’ll create a project that tells a story using Scratch. You willstart your story by answering one of these questions:What game character is most like you and why? What do you like about your favorite gameor app? Do you think kids should play more or fewervideo games? Why?
This video will introduce how to open a starter project and sign in to Scratch. Watch thisvideo to learn how, then try it on your own. Click the “Day 1” starter project linknext to this video to open Scratch in a new tab.
To save this project to your account, click remix, and enter the sign-in information fromyour passport.
Take a moment now to make sure you are also signed in to the cs-first website using thesame username and password from your passport. If you are *not* signed in, you won’t receivea digital badge for completing this activity, so be sure to sign in!
Once you’ve done this, click the CS First tab, then the arrow under this video to moveon to the next video. In the next video, you'll learn how tell a story of your own.