Unit 1

Digital Storytelling and Animation

One of technologies greatest levers is its ability to share and enhance stories. RePublic’s computer science curriculum opens by teaching the fundamental skills behind many multimedia formats through the creation of a programmed, animated autobiographical short. Throughout the unit scholars engage with lessons that teach programming basics (loops, user interaction, conditional reasoning); animation & design basics (frames, vectors, pixels); and audio manipulation (recording, editing, and effects). This unit also introduces two important skills that are used across our curriculum: our problem solving framework and our creative design cycle.