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UTD Computers Camps @ PSA


UTD camps are taught by graduate students and professors from UTD (University of Texas Dallas).  Students learn about coding and how much fun it can be.  Each class has a detailed description.

Exploring Coding Tools

With abundance of web-based tools to learn coding, we hope to play with a different tool in every session and get introduced to coding concepts in an enjoyable way. If parents want to get an idea about these tools, visit code.org/learn and madewithcode.com to see a few samples, but please do not prep your children and make the camp a boring experience! Just like Scratch, this camp is for beginners – no programming background is needed to attend this camp.

PSA1             

June 12-16

PSA1

Ages 6-7

8:30-11:30am

$150

June 19- 23

PSA1

Ages 6-7

8:30-11:30am

$150

July 17-21

PSA1   

Ages 6-7

8:30-11:30am

$150

PSA McKinney                                                                              

June 5-9

PSA McKinney

Ages 6-7

8:30am-11:30am

$150

PSA Murphy                                                                                  

August 14-18

PSA Murphy

Ages 6-7

8:30am-11:30am

$150

 

Animations Using Scratch Using Scratch Games and Music

MIT Scratch is a GUI based programming environment. While it has a friendly interface that appeals to young children, it has tons of functionality! You can do 2D animations of objects, create cool drawings, make a character sing a tune, develop an interactive game (control it with various inputs including voice!) and even narrate a story with images! Go to scratch.mit.edu to checkout the tool and lots of examples. We will use a specific list of examples shown in www.utdallas.edu/~jeyv/scratch.  Scratch uses drag-and-drop programming which means no syntax errors – program is always ready to run! It enables the young learners to focus on the logic instead. This camp is for beginners – no prior experience is required.

PSA1                                                                                     

June 12-16

PSA1

Ages 8-10

1:00pm-4:00pm

$150

July 10-14

PSA1   

Ages 8-10

8:30am-11:30am

$150

July 17-21

PSA1

Ages 8-10

1:00pm-4:00pm

$150

PSA Murphy

August 15-19   

PSA Murphy

Ages 8-10

1:00pm-4:00pm

$150

PSA McKinney                                                                  

June 5-9

PSA McKinney

Ages 8-10

1:00pm-4:00pm

$150

Enjoyable Coding with Alice

This workshop is perfect for middle school students who have not done any programming so far. It uses drag and drop programming, which means there is no room for syntax errors! You can convert your idea to code quickly and see it in action! You can code 3D animations or games with ease. Alice comes with a powerful graphics library that minimizes coding effort. Visit www.utdallas.edu/~jeyv/alice to preview the content. Since Alice does require “careful” drop operations, we do not recommend Elementary students to take Alice directly, we recommend them to do Scratch first.

PSA1                                                                         

June 19- 23      

PSA1   

Ages 11-13

1:00pm-4:00pm

$150

July 10-14

PSA1   

Ages 11-13      

1:00pm-4:00pm

$150

August 7-11    

PSA1   

Ages 11-13

8:30am-11:30am

$150

                                                                                                                                               

Game Maker

PSA1                                                                                                 

August 7-11

PSA1

Ages 8-10

1:00pm-4:00pm

$150

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