Google CS First: Storytelling

CS First is a free program that offers computer science projects for students aged 9-14 who sign up to be part of the club. In the storytelling project, students move through eight activities that each help develop an aspect of storytelling using computer science skills.

Activities include dialogue and sequencing, setting, premise, characterisation, interactive storytelling and personal narrative. Each activity is supported by a video and project starters which students use to remix and create their own stories.

Lesson plans accompany the student activities.

Additional details

Year band(s) 5-6
Content type Course or tutorial
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Data acquisition, Data interpretation
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Design algorithms involving multiple alternatives (branching) and iteration


Implement algorithms as visual programs involving control structures, variables and input

Technologies & Programming Language​s Scratch
Keywords Interface, Algorithms, Programming, Computational Thinking, Storytelling, Iteration
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs English



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