the Scratch cycle: imagine, program, share

Imaginary Worlds Camps


Two all-new camps in 2009!

a screenshot of the Scratch environment

For the first time, the 2009 Imaginary Worlds Camps will feature Scratch, software from MIT for imagining, creating, and sharing computer animations. Scratch lets you build videos and games, and animate their characters by dragging and dropping puzzle pieces. It offers excellent sound support for music, and comes with its own built-in sound and drum machines!

There will be two 1-week day-camps in summer 2009, meeting from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm on these dates:

Students should come to the camp with either:

  1. a favorite song and an idea for a music video for it; or
  2. an idea for a 2-D computer game they would like to create.
If you attended one of last year's camps, this year will offer new content and challenges for you! In each camp, students will receive hands-on practice in the basics of computer animation, how to merge photographs, animation, and sound, how to publish their project on the World Wide Web, and a lot more!

The final afternoon of each camp is our showcase session, in which each student will get to show their project on "the big screen"! Parents, siblings, and friends: mark your calendars; you are welcome to attend this session!

IWC 2009 Gallery of Projects (MIT)
Cost and Registration Camp Schedule
Program Staff Some Free Sound Sites

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Stacy Hiquet and Course PTR, a division of Cengage Learning.

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