Explore with us this summer! Make your own movie, design video games, or build and control robots! ITEC’s Techtronics camps are the place to be this summer in Lansing. Students ages 9-13 can sign up for four-day or week-long technology camps at various locations in Lansing. Full or part time schedules are available. Your perfect camp is listed below. Ready to sign up? Call or e-mail Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (517) 708-4392.
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LEGO Robotics is a fun, educational, and creative activity that tests students’ construction, programming, and design skills while teaching basic concepts of engineering and technology. ITEC shows them how robots can be fun stuff while integrating learning. ITEC has found (as have others!) that every child loves playing with LEGO, and so every child loves building the robots. And just like that students have a functioning robot. ITEC students participate in small competitions that build on their knowledge. Learn to build and control your own robots in our basic class, or take your skills to the next level in our advanced robotics class!
Learn more about ITEC’s LEGO Robotics program here.
What does it take to be a successful game designer? How can you build a game that people will love to play? Learn the guiding principles of game design by playing and designing your own games.
The Science and Art of Game Design Club is a joint effort between the Serious Game Design program in the department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, at Michigan State University, and the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC). Working together with real game designers, students explore the science and technology that exists inside today’s games, discuss the art of making games fun, and the connections that many forms of knowledge they learn in school can have to making great games. This is done by playing a wide range of games, improving games already made, and even creating new games completely from scratch. Students also hone their skills by taking part in game design challenges, where they can compete against other schools to make the best game they can on a particular theme. Experience how art, logic, and storytelling come together in the exciting science of game design!
Learn more about ITEC’s Science & Art of Game Design program here.
ITEC offers digital media classes in collaboration with faculty and artists from Michigan State University. The course will enable students to design their own media – a composition of their own ideas, interests, and passions. Students will make different digital media projects.They will use computer technology, video technology, and music to learn about synthesis, arrangement, composing, and other literacy skills. They will also be introduced to the professions which use these skills and be invited to imagine themselves in these roles, both as part of the project and in their future education and careers.
Come join us for an introduction to basic media design and publishing. Work with media artists to create a composition of your own ideas, interests, and passions. Working as a small group, you and your team will create music videos, animations, a short movie or a documentary, and learn to shoot, edit, and publish your work.
Learn more about ITEC’s Digital Media program here.
Create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. Scratch is a fun way to learn mathematical and computational ideas while gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design. In ITEC Scratch classes, students design their own media while learning the basics of computer programming. With their imagination and a little bit of Scratch, students create animations and games and tell their own stories. Students learn basic programming and computer concepts, all made possible with Scratch.
Learn more about ITEC’s Scratch program here.
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