Summer 2011 Technology Camps
for 8-15 year olds
and Professional Development
for Educators...

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2011 Summer Technology Camps

This summer Serious Fun will offer 2 sessions of technology camp programs. We still have spaces! If you have any questions, call me! 413 695-810three (my cell) or 413 665-7186 (Serious Fun landline).

Please note our NEW 2011 location...This summer were are being hosted by the Frontier Community Access Television Station. It is also in the center of South Deerfield. map...

Animation - August 15-20
Scratch- August 22-26

A typical day!
The typical morning one and two program consists of a group building activity and discussion of the work we are about to do, a "Smart Moves" exercise to get our mind and bodies focused for learning, a series of mini lessons on a technique or new concept on topic, studio time to try what we learned, eat the lunch you brought from home or purchase a lunch at one of the places in town and get some time away from the screen. We have chess, checkers, puzzles, etc.

The afternoon may begin with a group time or challenge followed by substantial self-directed "studio time" for project work. Small group, whole group, and individualized mini tutorials and on-demand instruction are provided during this time. The studio time is designed to challenge one's thinking and skills. The day ends with a reflection period.

The week will end with a showcase for families and friends. The students have worked hard in their learning adventures all week and need time to celebrate together.

Students working on our computers will be given a copy of their work at the end of the week or soon after. With permission, some work may be posted on our website to be shared with our visitors.

Ages 8-15 and teachers are welcome to join us!
Teachers earn 45 PDPs that are DESE approved. Teachers will be expected to attend from 9:00-4:00 and write a reflection paper or create a project/unit of study for their own students.

$275 - A week of camp, 9AM - 4PM, using of one of our computers
$185 - a week of camp - you
bring your own laptop
Additional $75 - Extended Day 7:30 - early arrival to 5:30 - late pick-up.

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Daily Schedule:
7:30-9:00 early arrival (bring breakfast if you need to)
group building activity and discussion
9:30-10:30 mini lessons on techniques or new concepts on topic
10:30-12:00 studio time to work on projects
12:00-1:00 lunch - activity time
1:00-4:00 studio time (with coaching)
Friday 3:00-4:00 end of week celebration
4:00-5:30 extended day - more studio time or fun and games

Moviemaking / Digital Storytelling Camp 2011
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August 15-20
In this session we will learn the fundamentals of animation and create simple animations as digital flip books. It is a good idea to write or bring an original story or poem to animate so your time with us is productive.

Animation Camp 2011
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August 22-26
In this session we will learn or expand our skills with Scratch, a free program from MIT (see based on the Logo programming language. Scratch makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art by snapping together blocks of code. If you like, (and you get permission), share your creations on the web.

Scratch Camp 2011
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