Computer & Technology 2015
For Grades 1–8
BLOGGING AND WEB DESIGN
Blogging has taken the world by storm over the last several years and learning to blog is an important skill to know. Learn how to create your own personal blog to share your opinions on favorite topics or hobbies or share your writing and thoughts. In this camp each student will create and write their own blog, design their own personal logos, internet memes and share their blogs with students from across the globe. Students will learn basic blogging, web design, youtube, coding and interview techiques. Here are some examples from last years camp. http://kidblog.org/MrDavidsBloggingCamp/ Here is the youtube. https://www.youtube.com/user/mrdavidsschooloffilm/videos
June 22-26 • 1:00–4:00
Grades 2–5 • Cost: $195
Do you want to develop computer games without spending countless hours learning how to become a programmer? GameMaker allows you to make exciting computer games without the need to write a single line of code. In this class students learn how to make characters move and have events occur on collisions, mouse clicks, and more. Students build their own renditions of Pong, Breakout, and other classic video games. Go home with your games and software to let you keep building!
Session A: June 22–26 • 1:00–4:00 • Cost: $210
Session B: June 29–July 2 • 9:00–12:00 • Cost: $180
Session C: July 27-31 • 1:00–4:00 • Cost: $210 Class is full!
Want to make games? You’ve come to the right place. This class is best suited for students who have some experience with GameMaker. In this class we review basic concepts, and then students move on to build and refine by adding more advanced programming ideas to create their own renditions of famous video platform games such as Pitfall. Go home with your games and the software to let you keep building!
Session A: July 6–10 • 1:00–4:00 $210 Class cancelled
Session B: August 3-7 • 1:00–4:00 $210 Class Full!
Session C: August 24–28 • 9:00–12:00 $168 (No class on Wed. 8/26)
Want to make games? You’ve come to the right place. This class is best suited to students who have some experience with GameMaker. In this class we will review basic concepts, and then students will move on to build and refine by adding more advanced programming ideas to create their own renditions of famous scrolling shooting video games such as 1945. Go home with your games and software, so you can keep building!
Session A: July 6–10 • 1:00–4:00 class cancelled
Session B: August 17-21 • 9:00–12:00
Session C: August 24–28 • 9:00–12:00
Grades 4-8 • Cost: $210
LEARN TO PROGRAM I
This class allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. The courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all. This course consists of lessons that teach kids to program in a fun graphical environment. Even kindergarten-aged pre-readers can participate as they use bees and animals to make art, sequences, and patterns.
Session A: June 15–19 • 9:00–12:00 (Note: no EC before/after this camp)
Session B: June 22-26 • 9:00–12:00
Session C: July 13–17 • 1:00–4:00
Session D: August 3–7 • 9:00–12:00
Grades K-2 • Cost: $210
LEARN to PROGRAM II
Kids get to explore the limitless world of computing. The courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all. This course consists of lessons that teach kids to program in a fun graphical environment. Finish up the course by making your own “Flappy Bird” style game.
Session A: June 29–July 2 • 1:00–4:00 • Cost: $180
Session B: July 20–24 • 9:00–12:00 • Cost: $210
Session C: August 10–14 • 1:00–4:00 • Cost: $210
We will teach students how to navigate both “Creative Mode” and “Survival Mode”. Students will learn game mechanics of survival game and how to start and play from
beginning to the end (and how to beat the dragon) with various tricks and tips along the way to make it fun and play as a team. While students will use Creative Mode unlimited access to Minecraft’s collection of building blocks offering unlimited creativity to build cool architectural structures, obstacle courses, collaborate with their group to raise a
super-construction and learn lots of pro tips for the game.
Session A: June 15–19 (Note: no EC before/after this camp)
Session B: July 6–10 class cancelled
Session C: July 20-24
Session D: August 17–21
Grades 1-5 • 9:00–12:00 • Cost: $210
Minecraft is not just a game but a creative world where art is recreated in a virtual world. Students will work on building their own epic structures of their choice as a team or
individually. Epic buildings are not simply making a building larger but learning how to create amazing details as well. Students will learn about building techniques and
advanced concepts such as proportion, color coordination, patterns detailing, depth and many other advanced techniques to take their simple buildings and make them epic!
Session A: June 29–July 2 • 9:00–12:00 • Cost: $180 Class is full!
Session B: July 13-17 • 9:00–12:00 • Cost: $210 Class is full!
Session C: August 3–7 • 1:00–4:00 • Cost: $210
Session D: August 10-14 • 1:00–4:00 • Cost: $210
MINECRAFT REDSTONE CIRCUITRY
Ever wondered how to use Redstone, and how people can build such awesome stuff with it? In this class, you'll learn how it can be used to create virtual circuitry, control
mechanisms, and do just about anything you can imagine. We'll cover the basics of digital logic, how to design and build circuits using logic gates, and even how to design
Redstone doors, traps and build combination locks only you know how to open.
Session A: June 22–26 • 1:00–4:00 $210
Session B: July 13-17 • 1:00–4:00 $210
Session C: July 27–31 • 9:00–12:00 $210
Session D: August 24–28 • 9:00–12:00 $168 (No class on Wed. 8/26)
MINECRAFT MINI GAME MAKING
Don't just play Minecraft, build your own games in Minecraft. In this course students will learn how to visualize , develop and create a playable map using design and problem solving skills. Students will be working as teams to plan and create their own versions of classic Minecraft games such as Spleef and Parkour. More advanced students will learn how to take their Minecraft games to the next level by incorporating command blocks to create custom mobs, items and ideas to play with their friends!
Session A: June 22–26 • 9:00–12:00
Session B: August 3–7 • 9:00–12:00
Grades 1-5 • Cost: $210
MINECRAFT SERVERS & MODDING
Learn how to host your own server, install and manage Minecraft mods, and accelerate your Minecraft game creation skills. Minecraft mods are a great way to spice up your
game, whether it’s a small mod which simply enhances the graphics or a big mod which completely changes the game. However, each mod is not installed in the same way.
There are also issues involved with installing multiple mods, as not all mods work (well) together. Students will learn about the most popular installers and options and how to
Session A: June 15–19 • 1:00–4:00 $210 (Note: no EC before/after this camp)
Session B: August 10–14 • 9:00–12:00 $210
Session C: August 24–28 • 1:00–4:00 $168 (No class on Wed. 8/26)
MINECRAFT JAVA MODS
Programming doesn't have to be boring! Write your own Minecraft plugins and watch your code come to life with flaming cows, flying creepers, teleportation, and interactivity. Follow along with examples and add your own features to the Minecraft game by developing Java code that "plugs into: the server. You'll manipulate and control elements in the 3D graphical game environment without having to write tons of code or learn huge frameworks. You don't need programming experience to get started, we will teach you everything you need to know.
Session A: July 6–10
Session B: July 27–31
Session C: August 17–21 Class is full!
Grades 6-8 • 1:00–4:00 • Cost: $240
SCRATCH I PROGRAMMING: INTRODUCTORY
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art, and to share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Session A: July 6–10 • 1:00–4:00
Session B: July 20–24 • 1:00–4:00
Session C: July 27–31 • 9:00–12:00
Grades 1–5 • Cost: $210
SCRATCH 2: INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMING
This class builds on Scratch programing basics. Students continue to explore, learn, and experiment with Scratch’s more advanced features and dive into the world of game design. We will also be investigating the extensive online resources for continued learning.
Session A: July 13–17 • 9:00–12:00
Session B: August 10-14 • 9:00–12:00
Grades 2-6 • Cost: $210