This year the IT Kidz Summer Camps are online!
Camps will run for a number of weeks during the summer holidays, Monday – Thursday 10:30AM – 1:00PM.
Trainers will be online from 10AM each day to help with any technical issues before camp. All software used during the camp will be available to the children to use for the duration of the camp. Each child will have to have access to a PC or laptop to access the camp. This year as we are going to be online the camp’s age group has been increased to 8-12 years old.
The themes for the 2021 online summer camp are:
On Monday, the children will learn about Internet Safety, explore being a Good Digital Citizen using mind maps on a whiteboard, and then produce a Picture Story using Microsoft Word. The children will learn about saving their work, file management, editing and formatting documents. They will then create an Avatar and Name animation which they will use to create a fun Image Editing Scratch Project. We will finish the day creating a program to demonstrate some mindful, relaxing exercises in Scratch.
Back to the Future
Tuesday is all about looking at the differences in Technology from 30 years ago to today. We will begin by creating a PowerPoint presentation to showcase these differences. We will then look at telling a story from the point of view of someone either going to the future or coming from the past and create an animation, based around this character. Then we will looking at coding two different types of games, a space shooter arcade game, similar to those from the early 90s and a futuristic game exploring the surface of Mars.
Protecting Our Planet
For Wednesday we will become environmentally aware and will be creating a comic strip exploring characters and story lines to do with protecting our Planet. We will create an environmental poster and word art. Again we will be using code, and Scratch to create a Save the Sharks Game. Finally we will create a Protect Our Planet web page.
On the last day of camp, Thursday, we will be using our imagination and the skills we have learned to create our own project using Animated Characters we will create, Music we will compose online, and Code we have learned, resulting in a Game or Animation.