By the end of the program, you will be able to:
- Explain each of the GWC Core4 using both technical terminology and real-life analogies.
- Use the Core4 in Scratch to solve a problem of your choice.
- Use your creativity to design and build a controller or piece of interactive art for your Scratch project.
- Build resilience, confidence, and bravery and connect computer science with social justice.
- Identify various industries that make use of computer science.
- Name various women leaders in the technical field, and explain their contribution to society.
- Explain how computer science can affect your community.
- Explain how you can be a strong ally to other girls in technology
What Will I Build?
In this Campus program, you will build projects in Scratch, like this game that teaches you about the scarcity and importance of water or these animations and games that teach players about strong women in history. You’ll also design and build a controller or interface device for your Scratch project. You might decide to build an instrument you can play, an interactive art piece or story (like this or this), or maybe a controller for a game.
What Will I Take Home?
At the end of the course, you will take home your Scratch projects, a Makey Makey kit and your individual Makey Makey interface devices. For example, Campus alumni, Jenna, Gianna and Alana built a Scratch game that encourages you to pick up trash called The Trash Platformer . The team said, “The problem we were trying to solve is seen everywhere, people litter left and right, without even thinking twice about what they’re doing.” The game has multiple levels and custom music and art!