Coding for Fun

This the Fall of 2016 we will be opening a pop-up Coding for Fun(CFF) Club on our Mobile Classroom/Maker Space. We will meet once per week to build cool projects like video games, music videos and fashion displays using computer science and Scratch. We will be following Google’s cs-first.com curriculum and will be open to all students ages 9-14. Pop-up sites will be announced soon. Check back Mid August for more details.

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Club Themes

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.

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.

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.

Art: Students create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects.

Friends: Students create projects for a friend! Students are encouraged to sign up with a friend or make a new friend in the club. Projects include telling the story of how the friendship started, making a cooperative game, and imagining a company together.

Social Media: Students create fun social media style applications and games while learning about the computer science concepts that enable these programs to work.

Game Design: Students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!

Sports: Students use computer science to simulate extreme sports, make their own fitness gadget commercial, and create commentary for a big sporting event.

Club goals

Increase confidence when using computers

Instill courage to try new things

Grow perseverance when tackling difficult problems

Provide a sense of belonging in technology for underrepresented students

Demonstrate the impact that CS has in careers and communities

 

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